"When I was growing up, I didn't know that transgender was a thing. I remember in fourth or fifth grade, somewhere around then, just laying in bed at night--and this was when I was religious at that point in my life, in the sense I went to church--but I remember just praying. 'OK, God, let's make a deal here. Whatever you want, I'll do it, just make me a girl when I wake up in the morning. Thanks, buddy!' (Laughs.)
"And then I'd wake up, and be like, 'dammit. God! You didn't hear me. Let's work on this.' (Laughs.) And it kind of kept going on being like that."
-- Parker Marie Molloy, interviewed by Chicagoist, 2014-03-01
[For me, that was sometime around 7th/8th/9th grade, but other than that detail, this was me. Every night. Every morning.]