Twins from Georgia, Jack and Jace Grafe, are sharing their unique and marvelous story of transition. You see, both Grafe siblings were born female at birth, but both confided in each other at the age of 15 about how they felt—a year before they had even heard what being transgender is.
“It’s like being in prison except it’s in your own body,” Jack told Fox5Atlanta . “And the older I got, the harder it was to swallow. And I was like, can’t do this for the rest of my life, I just can’t do it.”
When coming out to their family, they found comfort, once again, in each other.
“Fear is like the biggest thing to keep you away from anything,” Jack says. “That’s what kept me in my box.”
“I feel like we’ve saved each other from a lot of really dark and depressing moments,” added Jace. “Sometimes, I wonder if he wasn’t here, if I would have been by myself, if I would have had suicidal thoughts. I’m not saying I would have, but it’s very possible. I would have been most definitely alone.”
They decided to officially transition together after high school and begin presenting as male.
“But as soon as I got out of there, I cut my hair, and I changed my clothes,” Jace says.
The two are also working together as corrections officers in East Georgia and both have girlfriends.