In an Upworthy original video, one mom and her trans son discuss what it might be like for the trans son to grow up. Chris is the mother of Gabe, who was born biologically female but is a trans boy. He came out to his mother when he was eight years old.
In the video, Gabe and Chris begin by discussing when Gabe knew that he was trans. He went to a camp and met three other trans boys. Though the video starts out lighthearted, things get a bit more serious.
“Do you ever get scared about what it’s going to be like growing up transgender?” Chris asks Gabe.
Gabe replies, “I’ve been wondering if when I’m if people will try to hurt me.” Though he’s still young, Gabe seems to understand that trans individuals may face discrimination and ignorance throughout their lives.
The mom and son duo discuss coming out, their worries, their fears, and their commitment to each other in this amazing video. Check it out below: