Alex

Speaker

“If I have learned one thing throughout my journey, it’s that anyone can draw strength through adversity. I spent most of my life living with a different name, a different appearance and a different gender. I realised that I was transgender (female transitioning to male or FTM) when I was in my late teens, and it was a revelation that changed my life. Most of my life I struggled with battles involving bullying, depression, anxiety and eating disorders, but it wasn’t until I reached out to the people in my life that real change began to happen. Being able to talk about what I was going through so openly helped me change a lot of the negative choices I was making, and helped me gain support to make more positive ones. All of these battles made me the man that I am today, both physically and mentally. My dream is to be able to help people understand that no matter what is going on, there is hope at the end of the road, and that things always get better.”