A Canadian individual who identified as a transgender father made the decision to transition into a six-year-old girl, leaving behind a wife and seven children. Stefonknee Wolschtt, 46, had been married for 23 years before realizing her transgender identity. She now resides with an adoptive family and expresses her desire to temporarily embrace a childlike state, stating that she does not “want to be an adult right now.” This information was shared in a video series by The Transgender Project, published by Daily Xtra.
Ms. Wolschtt shares that her wife was unable to accept her as a transgender woman and presented her with an ultimatum to either “stop being trans or leave.” She explains that ceasing to be transgender was not a viable option for her, comparing it to being asked to change her height. Feeling rejected by her family, Ms. Wolschtt made the decision to leave and now finds solace with her adoptive family, who fully embrace her as a little girl.
She describes her positive experiences with her new parents' youngest granddaughter, who desired a younger sister and designated Ms. Wolschtt as such. Engaging in activities such as coloring and childlike play, they partake in what she refers to as play therapy, an outlet that provides her with emotional well-being without the need for medication or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
In a previous part of the video series, Ms. Wolschtt reveals her struggles with suicidal thoughts and her subsequent hospitalization, which occurred a month after participating in the inaugural Toronto transgender march in 2009. Upon her release, her wife accused her of harassment and assault, leading to legal charges and a restraining order.
In 2012, Ms. Wolschtt's eldest daughter invited her to her wedding but requested that she attend in masculine attire and sit at the back of the church without engaging with other family members. On that day, Ms. Wolschtt made her final suicide attempt, which proved unsuccessful. She now finds support from the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, a congregation primarily composed of LGBTQ+ individuals.