‘I’ve gone back to being a child’: Husband and father-of-seven, 52, leaves his wife and kids to live as a transgender SIX-YEAR-OLD girl named Stefonknee!
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A Canadian man who was married, with seven kids, Stefonknee (pronounced ‘Stephanie’) Wolschtt left his family in order to fulfill his true identity as a six-year-old girl. At age 46, Wolscht deserted his wife and his seven children to live his ‘true’ life.
In a video with gay news site The Daily Xtra in collaboration with The Transgender Project, Stefonknee says he realized he was transgender at age 46. He split from his wife, Maria, who had told her husband to ‘stop being trans or leave’.
Now, Stefonknee lives with friends who she calls her ‘adoptive mommy and daddy’ as a six-year-old girl. He dresses in children’s clothing and spends most of his time playing and coloring with her adoptive parents’ grandchildren.
Unsurprisingly, Wolscht is in a sexual relationship with his ‘adopted’ father.
“I can’t deny I was married. I can’t deny I have children. But I’ve moved forward now and I’ve gone back to being a child,” she said in a video.
He explains how his new parents’ youngest granddaughter wanted a little sister and decided Ms. Wolschtt should be younger than her.
“We have a great time. We color, we do kid’s stuff,” she says.
“It’s called play therapy. No medication, no suicide thoughts. And I just get to play.”
“He explains, “Well, I have a mummy and a daddy. An adopted mummy and daddy who are totally comfortable with me being a little girl. And their children, and their grandchildren, are totally supportive. In fact, her youngest granddaughter… When I was eight. A year ago, I was eight, and she was seven. And she said to me, ‘I want you to be the little sister, so I’ll be nine.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t mind going to six.’ So I’ve been six ever since.’
In the video, Stefonknee talks of his reaction to her wife’s ultimatum to ‘stop being trans or leave’, sharing: ‘To me, “stop being trans” isn’t something I could do. It would be like telling me to stop being six-foot-two or leave.’
Stefonknee, who previously went by the name Paul, worked as a mechanic and was a dedicated member of the Catholic church, says she was trans before she got married to Maria after high school, but wasn’t educated about what that meant, and was terrified of being different. He lost his job as a mechanic due to the fact that he was transgender, and was forced to sleep in a homeless shelter for months.
Stefonknee has now found acceptance at Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, where much of the congregation is made up of LGBT members who have formed a special support group just for him.
Apparently Wolscht also spent nine days in jail and in solitary confinement. He did not explain why he was there but he did say that he still played little girl while incarcerated:
She made the cell a kingdom and sang songs there and would not be an adult, so he said they could not hurt him, saying, “If I’m six-years-old, I don’t have to think about adult stuff.”
He asked the kids to write him letters about their feelings, and read a letter from his son Peter aloud on The Transgender Project.
‘Dear Dad, I feel it is very imbarassing [sic]to see you walk around like that. But if you rilly [sic]want it, it will be OK with me. Love, Peter,’ read Stefonknee in the clip.
In letters from his other kids, they expressed that they were ‘grossed out’ about seeing him wearing dresses, and that he acted like their mother rather than their father.
In 2012, his daughter Amanda invited him to her wedding, but only on the condition that he dress like a man and sit in the back of the church, not addressing any members of the family.
Stefonknee states when asked why he wanted to share his story, ‘I paid a pretty heavy price for transitioning. I’ve already lost everything, and everything has happened. I’m gonna be me, and I’m gonna show other people that it’s OK to be feminine for a guy.’
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