WE’VE HIT ROCK BOTTOM: 6 year old “transgender” child tried to pull off her penis to become a little girl
- Briella Carmichael was born a boy but has identified as a girl for years
- The six-year-old was diagnosed with gender dysphoria last September
- Her parents took her to a gender specialist after she started self harming
- Briella, known before as Baylin, changed her name at Melbourne school
‘Since she could even walk she’s gone for the girly things (toys, dresses). But then she started telling me when she looked in the mirror she sees a girl,’ Mrs Carmichael told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Once she asked if she was going to grow up and look like her dad with facial hair. She was hysterical and uncontrollably crying when I said yes. She would ask ‘why wasn’t I born a girl?’ and ‘will my willy go away?’.
‘I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I didn’t have the answers. I knew this wasn’t normal and thought we needed to get help.
‘People had said Baylin was going to be gay, but I had no idea it would be to this extent.’
Mrs Carmichael said the final straw came when her child started to ‘self harm’.
‘She started to harm herself downstairs. It was over a period of time and I don’t know how long for. She tried to rip (her penis) off and it swelled up and got infected,’ she said.
‘She was also off school for a week for being dehydrated. She stopped drinking because she didn’t want to use the boy’s toilets. She was so dehydrated her lips were all chapped.’
Briella’s parents started attending transgender information sessions before they decided to see a gender specialist with their child.
She was then diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
‘At home we were calling her Briella and the family started using female pronouns – she requested us to. Slowly over time we started buying girl stuff. It made
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