She had gifted the doll to him when he was a child and now reworked the doll and sewed his new name into the doll.
There's nothing quite like having your loved ones accept you for who you are, especially if you're battling gender dysphoria or with your sexual identity. A trans guy shared a beautiful story of acceptance when his grandmother reached out to him and showed him how much she cared. She reworked a doll she had gifted him as a child and changed its name to his new name, Gabe. His grandmother's acceptance was the best Christmas present he could have asked for.
So when I was a kid I, I had a raggedy Ann doll given to me by my grandmother. It had my birth name embroidered into a heart on it's chest.— King of Horny on Main (@Snepblep) December 25, 2018
This Christmas my Grandmother borrowed it and gave it back, now with pants, shorter hair, and my new name sewn in place. Hes trans, like me pic.twitter.com/KpMAnd1In8
He said that his grandmother had given the Raggedy Ann doll a makeover, which included cutting the doll's hair, giving him pants. Gabe's grandmother had originally sewed in his assigned name when she gifted it to him as a child but she had that replaced with 'Gabe.' Gabe who goes by the Twitter handle @Snepblep, shared the story of the doll's trans makeover. "So when I was a kid, I had a Raggedy Ann doll given to me by my grandmother. It had my birth name embroidered into a heart on its chest. This Christmas my Grandmother borrowed it and gave it back, now with pants, shorter hair, and my new name sewn in place. He's trans, like me."
Other name-based gifts I got from my grandmother include: an engraved pocketknife, and this sick t-shirt I'm never taking off pic.twitter.com/Hy4wZBNyZK— King of Horny on Main (@Snepblep) December 25, 2018
Gabe was overwhelmed when he saw the makeover his grandmother had given the doll and even more so when he saw his grandmother had sewn I love Gabe into the little heart that originally had his birth name. It didn't stop just at that as his grandmother gave Gabe additional stocking stuffers with his chosen name, an engraved pocket knife, and a T-shirt that reads: "I'm Gabe doing Gabe things." What better Christmas present can you give a loved one than acceptance? The internet loved the grandmother's gesture with one user writing, "Someone is chopping hella onions in here. Your grandmother is a gem!" The post garnered more than 111,000 likes. Another user commented: Wow. It’s extremely dusty in here all of a sudden. Think I have something in my eye.
Raggedy Transdy update: he now has his own spot in the apartment ^w^ pic.twitter.com/GtpOtKWEL3— King of Horny on Main (@Snepblep) January 5, 2019
Actor Elliot Page came out as a trans man last month and stressed the importance of acceptance in society. He pointed to the evidence of trans people being subjected to violence. “The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious, and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women," said Page, before calling out politicians who stoked hate against the trans community. "To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans healthcare and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands," added Elliot Page. In the face of a hostile society and a structure that's rigged against you, acceptance from loved ones can mean the world and Gabe knows he will always his grandmother in his corner.
"I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot,” the actor wrote, before thanking the trans community for their support. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity, and for ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society," wrote the 33-year-old actor.