Just after the new year, Kaitlin and Mitra take a business trip to small-town Ontario to meet Steffy. At six-feet-two-inches tall, Stefonknee Wolscht is the tallest six-year-old you will ever meet. Of course, she isn’t actually six. She is an age-player, meaning she likes to pretend to be a kid. She fluidly moves between her six-year-old self and her adult self, in addition to her male and female identities.
Steffy is in a place of peace with her identities after a very traumatic falling out with her family, which for trans folks, is unfortunately not uncommon. Here are the results of a 2011 survey from the American trans community.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is launching another survey this summer. You can sign up to take the survey or help distribute it here.
In addition to our dynamite team, this story could not have been possible without the help of so many people. Production Assistance by Maria Dønvang. Editorial Advising by Julia Alsop, Brendan Baker, Kelsey Padgett, Tina Horn and Ignacio Rivera.
The biggest thanks to Mummy & Daddy and of course, Stefonknee Wolscht.