Hi! Meet Nathan! Nathan is a gymnast, and he is very pleased to see you. Did you think Nathan was a girl? That’s okay, he doesn’t mind. Nathan loves doing gymnastics and is a very successful gymnast. His mom doesn’t call him Nathan anymore, she calls him Natalie. Natalie likes than name better, and wants people to think of a girl now. She likes being a graceful and beautiful girl better than being an ugly boring old boy. Doesn’t she look pretty in her blue competition leotard?
Once upon a time, Natalie was a boy named Nathan. Nathan desperately wanted more than anything to try out for the school football team. He was very athletic and light on his feet, strong but not muscular or bulky. However, they turned him down because he was too small and “fairy-like”. During classes, the coach for the girls’ team watched him and saw that his graceful elegance and strength combined with his small size, would make him perfect for competing in gymnastics.