Jack (17) is a volunteer from Cumnock who is about to embark on a sports and fitness course at Kilmarnock College in January.
Which young Scot inspires you?
My Mother as she inspires me in many ways and reminds me that I can do anything, and she will always have my back as she has always been my day 1.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The best thing about Scotland is it has small villages which are easy to get around and it’s not a massive place, so I find it easy to get to places. The education is good, and I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t gone to Cumnock Academy as it has helped me.
What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would most like older generations to know that we all have a say in society and that we should all respect everyone the same and don’t let anyone treat you differently from how you want to be treated. Old or young we are all human; race, age, sexuality, gender don’t matter as we are all still human.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement was coming out to my mum and then Yipworld as it has helped me be more confident with myself as if I hadn’t come out I would just still be quiet about it.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would most like to be addressed as Jack in front of everyone and to have surgeries completed to give myself a more masculine appearance.
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
You can be anything you want and don’t let anyone stop you and it’s your life do what you want, don’t let people judge you or tell you different.
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