At only 13, articulate Tom Sosnik has all the makings of a future TED speaker.
After reading the suicide note of Leelah Alcorn in December, the Californian teen decided to 'embrace his truth.'
And Sosnik came out as transgender in a powerful speech at his school.
'I am no longer Mia. I never really was,' he said.
'And now I finally stand before you in my true and authentic gender identity as Tom. I stand before you as a 13-year-old boy.'
Sosnik recalled how he struggled with his gender identity throughout sixth grade.