Participants: Skinner family; Participants: Stella; Transitioning; Gender-neutral bathrooms; Support; Teachers
Tara: When you, I was talking to your parents, they said that Ms. Randell is the one who um, encouraged you, or said you could wear the dress the first time you brought a dress to school.
Tara: Were you surprised that Ms. Randell said that you could wear the dress?
Stella: Yeah, I guess so.
Stella: Yes, sort of.
Tara: Were you happy?
Stella: Yeah, I guess.
Tara: Yeah. So, if you could tell all the other teachers something about how to be a good teacher for a girl like you, what would you say?
Stella: I do not want to discuss that right now.
Tara: Okay you don’t have to discuss that right now.
[Jessica, off camera]: The reason why they’re here baby is to discuss this topic, with you.
[Jonathon, off camera]: You don’t have to be shy!
[Jessica, off camera]: Just remember that it will help other kids like you in the future!
Stella: In the future, mom!
[Jessica, off camera]: Yes.
Stella: In the future! That’s later! Like when they have flying cars! That’s in the future!
Tara: Before then.
[Jessica, off camera]: What could the teachers do to help other kids like you?
Stella: Support them.
[Jessica, off camera]: How?
Stella: Um, do not bully them.
[Jonathon, off camera]: Did you feel better when you had a gender-neutral bathroom?
Stella: Yeah. Much better.
Tara: Why did you feel better with a gender-neutral bathroom?
Stella: Because then we’re separate from all the grade twos, threes, fours, that could be bullies. So they can’t bully us because um, now um, all the time, lots of people... like the washroom, now the grade ones um, people use. Mmhmm.