Izaak by Leonn Ward

Izaak by Leonn Ward

Izaak, son of SADE

I always felt like a boy. When I was growing up my mum let me be who I wanted to be. She never forced me to wear feminine clothes — she didn’t try to push anything on me that she didn’t think I would be comfortable with. She just saw me as her child. Not a boy, not a girl, just her child. That definitely played a part in the fact that I had never really thought about it until I hit puberty.

I didn’t know what it was to be trans because there weren’t a lot of trans role models, especially FTMs. Whenever I heard the word transsexual, I used to think it was only male to female. To me it seems there are a lot less FTMs than MTFs trans people in the limelight.