When a child comes out as transgender to their parents, there can be a lot of uncertainty about their reaction.
In an interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes, the teen said she was initially scared to tell her family.
Not only were they supportive, but three years later the teen’s mother, inspired by her daughter’s transition, told the family that he is transgender and would be transitioning from Erica to Eric.
Eric told 60 Minutes that he “hated being pregnant” and that he “used to wish for cancer so I would have to get a mastectomy.”
“I fell in love with the person,” he told 60 Minutes. “She was beautiful as a woman, but equally beautiful on the inside. As long as Eric is happy with the appearance, Eric will be happy with what’s in her brain — or his brain.”
“I have five beautiful children, I have an amazing husband and an amazing life,” Eric added. “My life’s pretty good now. It’s awesome.”