Paddy, who hails from Leicester, England, was 7 years old when she was filmed for the documentary Born in the Wrong Body: My Transgender Kid, which aired this week on Channel 4 in the U.K. The clip above of Paddy discussing her gender identity with prodigious clarity is just perfect. I love it so much. I can’t stop watching.
On Sunday, the BBC aired the documentary Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids (you may recognize Theroux from his excellent docs about the Wesboro Baptist Church). Transgender Kids profiled a handful of kids at various points of transitioning. The most fascinating subject, in my opinion, was a prepubescent kid who was born with male anatomy as Cole but often goes by Crystal and presents as female. However, Crystal hasn't entirely abandoned Cole as an identity. When asked she/he says, "I'm somewhere in between," and furthermore, "I'm happy—I have a fun life," which is a relief to hear.