A mother and son have just transitioned together to father and daughter. The two are now speaking out about their journey and what is meant to them to go through this process together.
Eric Maison began his transition from female to male in 2015. At the same time, his daughter, Corey expressed her desire to start hormone replacement therapy as well.
“Corey’s bravery definitely inspired me to come out as transgender,” said Maison. “To see how courageous she is, despite all of the cruelty the world shows her at times, makes me so proud. I thought, ‘If she can do this, so can I.’”
Maison said that Corey identified as a girl starting when she was a toddler and was so inspired by Jazz Jennings, that she decided to take further action to transition.
Eric Maison still goes by mom and lives with his husband, Les Maison, who supports the transition.
“I fell in love with the person. She was beautiful as a woman, but equally beautiful on the inside,” Les Maison said. “As long as Eric is happy with the appearance, Eric will be happy with what’s in her brain – or his brain.”
Eric added: “I feel like a huge weight has been lifted, like I was carrying the weight of the world, and now I am free.”