Elliott John Whitaker had put off coming out for months. Though confident he was transgender, Elliott still struggled with his identity. His mind refused to recognize the girl in his reflection, and putting that into words — the confusing mismatch between the brain and body — was as overwhelming as it was scary.
"An Ohio Judge Blocked Transgender Teens’ New Names, so They Set out to Change the System" is from the August 14, 2018 section of The Washington Post. It was written by Deanna Paul and narrated by Sam Scholl.