AceShowbiz - Nevaeh Jolie no longer identifies himself as a female. On National Coming Out Day, the "Screwed Up" singer has just come clean about his gender transition, introducing his new self as a male.
Taking to his Instagram page on Monday, October 11, the RnB artist detailed his transgender journey in a lengthy note. "It's National coming out day, :) nice… well… for a while now I've been afraid.. for a long time I would pray my thoughts would lessen, I would fall to the floor and cry and ask God why… was it ever going to stop?" he began.
"I would talk to myself in public just to calm my anxiety, have to run to the restroom and check in with the version of me I felt no one else could see… even though I never felt like I wasn't myself, engaging with ppl, I just knew nobody knew what I thought of myself when I looked in the mirror," Nevaeh continued. "And why I was so sad. I saw a boy. In a girl's body who was hiding and doing a good job at it…"
Nevaeh added that "there would also be times [he] just felt like everyone around [him] knew [his] secret." The 20-year-old musician then confessed, "I created a version of myself that was toxic, I demonized myself and convinced myself I'd never be able to love."
"After moving away from home and just experiencing the world and how my dysphoria (before I even knew what that was) worsened, I finally did What I was dreading … I looked up the word 'transgender,' " Nevaeh recalled. The singer explained that he read many stories from trans people and "cried so much [he] could feel so much more than [he] ever had." It was then that he realized, "I had to come to terms with myself."
Nevaeh revealed that he once "thought if [he] just came out to [his] immediate circle it would be fine it would be cool maybe even eventually it would go away." He also divulged that he had some "intense therapy" sessions.
Aside from getting help from professionals, Nevaeh said, "I have joined communities, I have been more and more vocal with my friends and family…I've survived… and now… I'm LIVING." He then concluded his post, "In two days I'll be beginning hormone therapy. It [feels] like I'm saying goodbye but I'm saying hello. I'm Nevaeh. The mf playa."
In the comment section of his post, many showed their support for his decision to come out and stay true to himself. "WE LOVE YOU!!!!!" wrote Tommy Genesis. "You are powerful." In the meantime, fellow artist Mallory Merk chimed in, "I'm crying rn. Love you so much."