In late January, Mallory Ellis announced in a Facebook post that she was transgender.
"It has come to my attention in the past few months that I don't like the person I am," she wrote. "I have become this terrible man that I don't know anymore. About a month ago I finally came to the realization that that is not the person I want to be, because that is not me. Literally."
Last week, Ellis's partner Shalee posted a video on Facebook of the moment they informed their daughter of her dad's transition. The video was from early January, but Ellis just decide to share it recently.
"Daddy's a she now?" their daughter asks. "Yes, and how does that make you feel?" Mom replies. "Good!" she responds.
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Shalee spoke to Buzzfeed about the significance of the video:
"This video proves that hatred is a learned trait, and if we as adults can change the way we talk about individuals who identify as transgender, then we have an opportunity to take a bite out of transphobia and discrimination against trans people with the upbringing of a generation that loves their fellow man unconditionally — regardless of any physical descriptors.”
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.