Melody Owens' Story
When Melody Owens was born in Bremerton, Washington on October 25, 1988
the staff at Harrison Hospital assigned her gender as “male”, and she was given the
name “Kristopher”. As she would later discover, the gendered box she was placed
into at birth did not fit her truth. Though she was confidant in her female identity
by her teens, she made the decision to conceal this fact for nearly 15 years.