For Ruby, she has always tried to “stay out of the limelight,” but now, she hopes speaking out will inspire others. “I’m happy to be more visible if it helps others,” she explains.
The 25-year-old video editor adds that she always “knew she was different. But I had a negative experience in therapy, so I didn’t come out [as trans] immediately when I probably should have.” Years later, Ruby met her fiancé and confided in them that she’s “probably trans,” to which they responded, “I love you for who you are.”
Jamie said that she didn’t know Ruby was trans till after their conversation but, in retrospect, it made sense, explaining, “When you ask, ‘Did you have an inkling that Ruby was trans?’ I would say no. But when I replayed Ruby’s life, I went, ‘Hmm, that, that, those, hmm.'”