George is transgender: he was assigned female at birth. At the age of 19 he began his journey to transition from female to male. In 2022, George shared his story on LinkedIn, which went viral overnight and was viewed by more than 6.5 million people.
George’s mission is to show society that trans people can and do lead regular lives too. He also supports others in the LGBTQIA+ community and strives to be the voice for those that are too afraid to speak out.
George’s transition has not been without its struggles, from anxiety and depression from a young age and had significant difficulties in finding the support he was desperately seeking. In time, George’s experiences led to him developing suicidal thoughts and a self-harming event which shocked his family into recognising just how difficult George’s life had become.
George’s story is about living your life authentically, and above all, with hope.