A truly terrible story, which was talked about on the news while I was over in Europe this week. What is most sad about the story is that they grew up in a house of hate, and ended up never having a normal life.
“I was the girl that nobody wanted,” Mr Verhelst told Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper in the hours before her death.
“While my brothers were celebrated, I got a storage room above the garage as a bedroom. ‘If only you had been a boy’, my mother complained. I was tolerated, nothing more.”
But wait, there’s more and worse. What does his own mother say about his death? Let’s have a read:
“When I saw ‘Nancy’ for the first time, my dream was shattered. She was so ugly. I had a phantom birth. Her death does not bother me,” she told Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper.
“I will definitely read it but it will be full of lies. For me, this chapter is closed. Her death does not bother me. I feel no sorrow, no doubt or remorse. We never had a bond.”
Like a friend once told me: “you will never be arrested for “driving while trans,” but at least my own mother won’t reject me for being black.”