Families are confusing no matter how you put it. How exactly are you related to your great aunt twice removed on your dad’s side? Who knows. All you know is that they smell funny and you have to see them for Thanksgiving sometimes.
Reading this headline, you might think it’s shocking, even strange. You might chalk it up to confusing families. You might even roll your eyes and dismiss it as another “out there” kind of story. But this is not a fantastical story for the sake of shocking people. This is merely the story of two people who happen to be family and also, who both happened to feel trapped in a body that didn’t reflect who they were.
It takes a lot of guts to be who you really are, especially when being who you are can raise eyebrows and bring dramatic change. But this is what Eric Maison and his daughter, 15-year-old Corey, have done together. The best part of this story is that it was the daughter who encouraged her father to become the person he truly was.