Transgender Girl Scout Shuts Down Bully By Selling Over 3,000 Cookies
Last month, a 9-year-old transgender Girl Scout from Illinois named Stormi went door to door selling cookies. At one house, the man who opened the door told her,
Stormi, who was born a boy but lives her life as a girl, was hurt by the man's cruelty.
Stormi's foster mom, Kim, told BuzzFeed,
After a long conversation with her foster mom, however, Stormi decided she wasn't going to let the man win.
Instead, she decided to prove him wrong by selling as many Girl Scout cookies as humanly possible.
Hoping to donate boxes to other foster children in need, Stormi moved all her sales to Digital Cookie, an online shop for Girl Scout cookies. Her foster mom shared the page across social media and posted it to an online forum for parents of transgender children where it quickly got a lot of attention.
Before she knew it, Stormi got messages of support and love from people all over the country.
Stormi's inspiring story was even picked up by two improv performers in New York City, who offered free admission to their January 29 show with proof of purchase of Stormi's cookies.
Thanks to all the support, Stormi sold more than 3,000 boxes of cookies. She even filled orders for people from Australia and Canada.
The amazing young girl told BuzzFeed,
Stormi's foster donation project ended, but you can still buy cookies (for yourself!) through mid-March. Head here to place your order.