Two brothers who had always loved dressing up in skirts and playing with dolls when they were kids have now transitioned into transgender females. But for years the O’Herlihy brothers did not tell anyone, not even each other, how much uncomfortable they were living as men.
Finally, one day, they opened up to each other and discovered they were going through the same gender battle.
Jamie, 23, who kept her birth name, and Chloe, 20, who used to be called Daniel, said it was amazing to be able to reveal their secrets to each other and help each other.
Jamie who is a bartender in Dublin said:
‘It was a huge relief for me when Chloe told me because I felt like we were in it together. ‘We had always been in it together from the start but we just didn’t realise. ‘I don’t feel either of us has influenced the other, we were born this way. But I do think it’s amazing that we’re on this journey together. Chloe is my greatest supporter and doing it together has helped us both.’