As a child in the 70’s and 80’s, Stella was convinced she should be a boy, but is now a married woman with two children. She examines how the experiences and options open to transgender children today compare with her own childhood, and asks what person she might now be, had these choices been available to her.
There has been a 2,500% increase in the number of children and young people being referred to the NHS’s gender identity service over the last nine years. Stella meets some of these young people to understand their personal journeys, as well as academics and parents trying to support their children and navigate the system. In asking frank questions about the best way to support children who want to transition, Stella also discovers not everyone thinks it’s a topic for discussion.
‘A compassionate, if divisive, addition to the debate’ – The Telegraph ****
CHANNEL 4 – 1 x 60’
Executive Produced By Dominique Foster
Produced By Danielle Spears
Filmed & Directed By Olly Lambert