A child from the show Sister Wives has revealed on Instagram that she is transgender.
Leon Brown (formerly Mariah Brown) took to Instagram on June 28 to make the announcement with a lengthy post.
Here’s what you need to know:
Leon (Mariah) Brown Announced They’re Trans: ‘So here I am, I definitely haven’t figured out almost one of my s***’
“Someone recently told me that I don’t need to know everything about myself to be able to share with the world,” they wrote alongside two photos in a doorway. “So here I am, I definitely haven’t figured out enough of my shit to let you know I’m trans. my name is Leon or Leo (I love both) and my pronouns are she/they.”
Leon is the only child of Kody and Meri Brown, the first wife in a family of three wives (Christine, the third wife, separated from the family in 2021).
“I remember the first time I knew I wasn’t a girl. I was quite young and unfortunately I grew up in a context that was incredibly gender biased and restrictive,” they wrote. “So I continued to be socialized as a girl and later as a woman. And here’s the thing, I’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world. and that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans and uncompromising.”
“I thought about it years ago, I made a decision. My job as a father is to love and respect, not judge. I’m just really glad Mariah that you’re comfortable with owning your truth and that you’re safe with us!” her father said at the time on the show.
Leon issued a warning to fans: “If you choose not to use my real name or pronoun, you do not have to speak to or about me.”
“Being gay and trans is definitely one of my favorite parts of myself,” they wrote in their coming-out post. “Yet there are so many things I’ve come to love about myself through this process. I get to know myself, share with others and continuously evolve to be who I am, to be my favorite self in all contexts.”
Leon then warns her followers to respect their pronouns.
“* I share this part of me to let people in and also to set boundaries,” they wrote. “If you choose not to use my real name or pronoun, you do not need to speak to or about me. my name is leo or leon and my pronouns are she/they. please only address me like that.”
Comments on the post were limited, but Leon’s mother, Meri, liked the post and Leon’s partner commented, “Love you so much and am so proud of you.”
This announcement comes just days after Leon’s sister Mykelti revealed she is expecting twins.
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