Pint-sized Alex isn’t even a teenager yet, and already he has a better sense of who he is than people twice his age.
While visiting Camp Aranu’tiq, a Massachusetts based camp for trans and gender variant youth, Alex performs a rap about coming out as trans to his mother. With the help with a beat from some fellow campers, he raps about the moment that he came out:
“So I was just a little kid about 7 or 8 / and I had something to say that could no longer wait / So I went to my mom that hot day in July / with a hope in my heart and a tear in my eye / Basically I said this girl is your son / and I’ve always felt this way and it hasn’t been fun”
Alex then goes on to explain what his mothers acceptance and the family support meant to him – and called for everyone to be treated as equals.
Thank you all for sitting here / and taking the time / to let me tell my message / in the form of a rhyme / Please treat everyone / the way you expect / we all deserve freedom, love and respect.
Watch out, Jay Z!
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