AN 18-year-old who was bullied at school has spoken out about her journey transitioning to inspire others.

Transgender woman Louise Day, from Headless Cross in Redditch, has been sharing her story through TikTok videos to "open up about herself" and educate people about transitioning.

The campaigner, who is a support worker for people with disabilities, moved to Redditch from Birmingham in 2019.

She said she faced bullying at her previous school, which left her with "really bad anxiety."

After moving to Redditch, she started attending Tudor Grange Academy, where she formed a friendship group and said teachers at the school "understand" her.

Louise has more than 3,800 followers on TikTok and regularly posts videos about her life.

@l0u1see14 I thought this was the best way for me to open up more about myself, and the journey it has taken to become the person i am today. I hope that anybody going through similar is able to reach for support and guidance and mostly, love. Wishing the best to anybody who is currently finding there true self or for those who already have. And for the people who lack understanding of the others who may not have an understanding of who they truly are just remember- it's essential to respect every individual's journey towards their true selves. ‘We all have our unique paths to follow, and it's crucial not to judge someone else's experience just because it may differ from ours.’ With love, lou 🤍#onthisday #trans🏳️‍⚧️♥️✨ #transition #fyp ♬ original sound - sped up songs <3

Louise said: "My journey began when I was just a young child, and it took me a while to come to terms with my true identity.

"Thankfully, I had the unwavering support of my family and friends who were there to guide me through every step of my transition.

"My father played a significant role in this journey, standing by my side as a source of strength and encouragement.

"However, life wasn't always smooth sailing. I faced numerous challenges along the way, ranging from mental health struggles to bullying by peers who didn't understand me.

"But despite these setbacks, I continued on my path towards self-discovery and acceptance".

She added: "Every decision that I've made during my transition has come with commitment and dedication in order for me to be where I am today.

"It takes courage to stand up for yourself and make choices that are right for you, even if others may not always agree with them.

"However, what's important is being true to oneself and making decisions that make you happy.

"The journey may not be easy, but it's worth it when you can finally be at peace with yourself".