Leon Brown is ready to introduce "my favorite self" to the world.
"Someone recently told me that i didn't have to have all of my s--t figured out in order for me to share myself with the world," they wrote in a June 28 Instagram post. "So here's me, definitely not having almost any of my s--t figured out, to let you know that i am trans."
Reflecting on their journey to self-discovery, Leon recalled "the first time that i knew i wasn't a girl."
"I was pretty young & unfortunately i grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered & restrictive," they shared. "So i continued to be socialized as a girl & later a woman."
Despite this, Leon shared that they are "finally ready to share my favorite self with the world" and be "unapologetic" about their true self.
"Being queer & trans are definitely some of my favorite parts of myself," they noted. "And yet, there are so many things that i am learning to love about myself through this process. here's to me getting to know myself, share myself, and continually evolve to be the person i am, to be my favorite self in all contexts."
Leon ended with a message for those who choose not to use their correct name and pronouns: "then you do not need to speak to or about me."
Users took to the comment section to celebrate Leon's post. One user wrote, "proud of you for being true to yourself! that's a beautiful thing and very inspiring for many."
Meanwhile, Meri—who Kody legally divorced about seven years ago—shared Leon's post to her own Instagram Story and showed her support by saying, "You are my sunshine."
Back in May 2021, Meri took to Instagram to share a selfie with Leon, writing that she is "blessed" and "lucky" to be their mom. "So this is a super far throwback, but I love this photo," Meri wrote, "and this super amazing kid of mine."