‘I curled into a ball and cried’
Ashton, 23, says, ‘ I’m definitely a lot more confident now. Before, I looked in the mirror and thought, “This isn’t right.” Now I look in the mirror, and I fit.
‘The worst moment I remember was binding my breasts one day, and I looked in the mirror. It just wasn’t working, and I curled into a ball and just cried and couldn’t go out.
‘ I’d love to give something back to the trans community – the Trans Peer Support Group literally saved my life. When I went through it, I had no- one to turn to, and didn’t know what to do – but I was lucky I had my family.’
Ashton (right) with partner Liayle