Why I let my son live as a girl: Mother of boy who returned to school in a skirt


Why I let my son live as a girl: Mother of boy who returned to school in a skirt bravely tells her extraordinary story

3:15 AM on 18th September 2011

Facing the world: Livvy, who has just returned to Year 6 at school as a girl, stands proudly with her mother Saffron at home in Worcester

Facing the world: Livvy, who has just returned to Year 6 at school as a girl, stands proudly with her mother Saffron at home in Worcester

Girly: Livvy aged eight, where her starry top already indicates a feminine side

Girly: Livvy aged eight, where her starry top already indicates a feminine side

Birthday treat: Livvy blows out candles on her sixth birthday, while wearing a girly green outfit

Birthday treat: Livvy blows out candles on her sixth birthday, while wearing a girly green outfit

Livvy in another picture with her mother, aged around 18 months. Saffron has insisted that Livvy is a

Livvy in another picture with her mother, aged around 18 months. Saffron has insisted that Livvy is a “little girl in a boy”s body”

All dressed up: Livvy dons a smart white uniform in 2008, while also sporting longer blonde hair

All dressed up: Livvy dons a smart white uniform in 2008, while also sporting longer blonde hair

Early years: Pictured at around 18 months, Livvy is the middle of three children and has always liked girly things, according to her parents

Early years: Pictured at around 18 months, Livvy is the middle of three children and has always liked girly things, according to her parents

Girly and proud: Livvy has had to endure some cruel taunts from classmates since her gender dysmorphia was revealed

Girly and proud: Livvy has had to endure some cruel taunts from classmates since her gender dysmorphia was revealed

Happier than ever: Although her family still love Livvy just as much as ever, some of her classmates have been less understanding of her gender dysmorphia

Happier than ever: Although her family still love Livvy just as much as ever, some of her classmates have been less understanding of her gender dysmorphia