Kit's story: "I now feel like I’m not alone"

"I now feel like I’m not alone"

Kit, 18, has been going The BeYou Project for several months. He was assigned female at birth but is in the process of transitioning to male.

"I met BeYou worker Gwyn who has already transitioned. It was nice to be able to speak with someone who has already gone through the experience."

Kit came out as male two years ago. His mother Sally is supportive, but The BeYou Project has been able to provide additional support.

“My mum supports me but she can’t always relate to what I’m going through. It's nice to go to BeYou meet-ups and talk about my experiences. I’ve also learned lots more about pronouns. I now feel like I’m not alone in what I'm going through.

A safe space to talk

“I don't feel awkward there - it's a nice safe space where I don't feel judged and get lots of support. There’s always lots to do. I like to play Uno while catching up with people. It’s also a chance for me to discuss what’s happening with my transition.

“Everyone’s very friendly. There are activities people can do on their own if they’re not feeling confident. It usually doesn’t take long for them to join the rest of us.”

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Help for the whole family

Kit's mother Sally has also seen a change in Kit since he started attending BeYou sessions.

“After first coming out, Kit was only able to talk with me. The BeYou meet-ups have really helped him and I’ve seen his confidence grow. They’ve also taken a little bit of pressure off me as the sole person Kit could talk to.

If you’d like to know more, visit The BeYou website.