A proud mother has filmed the moment her trans daughter was told she could finally begin hormone treatment.
Erica Maison, a mother of five from Detroit, surprised her 14-year-old daughter Corey with her first dose of hormones.
In the video, Corey is sat on the couch and told to reach behind a cushion and see what is there.
Corey is unsure, knows something is up, and finds a black bag.
‘I could tell she really had no idea what was happening,’ Erica told Buzzfeed. ‘I was very anxious and couldn’t stop smiling.’
And when Corey realised what it was, she immediately hugged her mother.
‘She squeezed me, and I stopped the camera so I could hug her back. Neither of us let go for what seemed like an eternity,’ she said.
‘We were both crying and shaking. She literally took my breath away, as she has never given me a hug like that before. I have never felt so much love from her than that moment. It was a mixture of pure joy, and relief from us both.’
She added: ‘This was it, this was the most pivotal turning point in her life, and we both knew it.’