Brook Garner grew up feeling isolated.
As one of the only First Nations children in his rural Saskatchewan community, he felt alone.
“I was marked as different. I was bullied a whole bunch. It was not fun,” Garner, now 24, said.
“Growing up in a mainly white community was just different because I didn’t look a bit like my classmates.”
On top of that, he was dealing with confusion about his identity. His assigned gender at birth was female, and he felt he was living in the wrong body.