Trans-Age: The reality


Stefonknee Wolscht, a 52-year old man from Canada, left his wife and seven children to identify as a 6-year old trans-age girl. Trans-age is a relatively new term, and has become associated with the transgender community. When someone identifies as a ‘trans-age’or ‘trans-fluid’ individual, they identify as a person of a different age.

Stefonknee Wolscht has been transgender for 23 years, with her wife’s knowledge of her sexuality. But by the time she was 46, she was finished with raising her kids, and being married to her wife.

“I can’t deny that I was married. I can’t deny that I have children. But I’ve moved forward now and I’ve gone back to being a child,” says Wolscht.

After leaving her family, Wolscht was adopted by her new parents, and acts as a younger sister to their granddaughter. She now does “kids stuff” and calls it “play therapy.”

I myself don’t have a problem with the transgender community, and I support and love people no matter what gender or sexuality they are. With the transgender community, I believe that gender can be altered, and science has made it possible for individuals to become their true selves.

With that said, I don’t believe that age has the possibility of being altered. Age is something that isn’t chronological, and time is something that isn’t up for interpretation.

Along with the intrigue of a 52-year old man identifying as a 6-year old girl, this matter also brings up dangers and issues within society. If being trans-age becomes a socially acceptable concept, what stops a minor into identifying as an adult, and obtaining harmful substances? Where is the line drawn for older individuals identifying as minors, and the safety issues concerning school, work, and many other social places.

I understand that these are hypothetical situations, but these issues should be addressed when discussing the validity of being “trans-age”.