Understand the obstacles are there to challenge you.

Understand the obstacles are there to challenge you. 

Along your path to success you're going to encounter some roadblocks. 

Understand that these aren't necessarily there to stop you from doing what you want, just to ensure that you truly want it. 

Writer Janet Mock steps forward as a transgender woman and tells her story of transition as a teenager in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Though transitioning in high school was rough, Janet was awarded her school's only full-ride academic scholarship to college, and eventually moved to New York City to work as an editor for People.com.

Janet shares her story to urge transgender and LGBTQ youth to ask for help, dream big and most importantly realize that four years of high school is not their entire lives.

"You can become your dream," Janet urges. "I promise that it gets better. I can say this because I am you."

This It Gets Better video testimony was created by Janet's boyfriend Aaron Tredwell, who pushed her to live visibly.

Video shot and edited by Aaron Tredwell:
Tweet him at http://twitter.com/aarontredwell
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View his photography at http://tredwellphoto.com

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