Nyla Rose: “I had to be myself”

Jun 19, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Rose became the first out transgender wrestler signed by a major U.S. wrestling promotion when she signed with AEW…

“My mother made no secret of how proud she was of me before (transitioning) and how she had the child that she wanted. I never wanted to take that away from her. I felt on some level like I would be stealing her happiness, as crazy as that may sound. There was a point of no return where I was like, I have to do this for me. I’m sorry. I tried to be who you wanted me to be. I tried to live for other people, but at a certain point I had to stop doing that for my own health and wellbeing. I had to be myself.”

source: SI.com

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