Stefonknee says her 'adoptive' family, which consists of an older couple and their children and young grandchildren, are completely accepting of her identifying as a little girl. She says she's living as a six-year-old girl because it's something she could never do when was in grade school.
'I can’t deny I was married. I can’t deny I have children,' she says in the video. 'But I’ve moved forward now and I’ve gone back to being a child. I don’t want to be an adult right now.'
Stefonknee further adds: 'I have a mommy and a daddy - an adopted mommy and daddy - who are totally comfortable with me being a little girl. And their children and their grandchildren are totally supportive.'
She says she previously lived as an eight-year-old girl, until the couple's granddaughter asked her to be the younger sister instead.
'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 winter, Stefonknee earns money by plowing snow, and when she's at home with her adoptive family, they color and 'do kid's stuff'. 'It’s called play therapy. No medication, no suicide thoughts. And I just get to play,' she shares.
|Paul and his wife|
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.
Stefonknee, who then went by her given name Paul, began dating a woman named Maria in high school, and they later married. Maria was surprised by Paul's love of women's clothing, but was initially supportive, and even bought him an outfit.
'The next day, she bought me a black pleated skirt, a white blouse, and a grey camisole... so then I had an ally.'
But while Maria was supportive of her husband's cross-dressing, she did not accept him as transgender.
At age 44, after attending some transgender workshops in Toronto, he sat their their seven kids down and told them he was a woman.