This is Scarlett Lenh. She’s 16, she’s trans, and she’s been crowned homecoming queen at Sand Creek High School in Colorado.
'It was really exciting. It felt really good. I couldn't stop smiling,' she said, according to the Associated Press, after finding out about the vote.
Initially, she was surprised by her nomination. There were three other nominees.
'One of my friends mentioned it, and I didn't think anything of it because I didn't think I'd be nominated. But, now, it really matters to me,' the student said.
'This is something I've wanted to do since my freshman year. I want people to be themselves and not feel uncomfortable in their own body and mind.'
!!! So exciting and inspiring! Congrats to her!
So fucking happy for her. It really does suck though that by quoting ignorant people the article misgenders her so much :(
we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.