In the latest episode of Renée’s bridge, Tone Sekelius opens up about what it was like to come out as transgender – and how it has affected her life. “I feel more secure in myself. I’m just happier,” she says in the program according to The entertainment guide.
Almost two years ago, artist, presenter and influencer Tone Sekelius came out as transgender, something she talked about both on her YouTube channel and in the documentary Thomas Sekelius: My name is Tone on Discovery+.
“The day is finally here. I am so happy. I feel free,” Sekelius wrote on YouTube in connection with her release in February 2021.
“I feel more confident in myself”
When Sekelius visits Renée’s dock, she tells about what it was like to come out as transgender to her family. According to Tone, her father was initially a little overwhelmed by the news:
“With dad, it was a bit more difficult in the beginning, because it was a bit too much to take in simply,” she says, according to The entertainment guide. “But then we had a conversation and I said ‘you know what, you can’t go on and be uncomfortable around me. You have to understand that I am exactly the same person. The only thing that has changed is that I have changed my name and pronouns. That’s it.’ And since then everything is kind of great.”
Coming out has not only affected Sekelius’ private life, but also had a positive effect on her professional life:
“I feel more secure in myself. I’m just happier and it’s like a snowball effect. If I’m happier, I’ll be more motivated, if I’ll be more motivated, I’ll write music or work more on YouTube or whatever it may be,” she says.