Leelah Alcorn Reddit Post Appears to Detail the Tragically Departed Transgender Teen's Abuse

Transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who tragically committed suicide earlier this week, seems to have left something of a digital footprint in her wake, detailing exactly how her parents allegedly doled out emotional abuse over large swaths of time. Posts on Reddit left by a user going by the name "nostalgiaprincess" seem very likely to be authored by Alcorn, as the stories told in her posts very closely mirror the stories left behind on Alcorn's Tumblr in her suicide note (which, at the time of writing, was still active, but that now appears to have been taken down). Now, we can't be entirely sure that the Reddit posts were made by Alcorn, given that Reddit isn't exactly the most reliable source, and because given her untimely passing we're unable to confirm for sure whether or not nostaligaprincess is actually Alcorn or not. But if it is—and it really does appear to be—then uuuggggghhhh. There is no part of this story that isn't just horrifically painful to think about.

What we do know is that a Reddit post from nostalgiaprincess claiming to be by "Leelah" was made two months ago, and includes many of the same points as the actual Alcorn's suicide note. So if it was made by a poser, then they had some incredibly psychic foresight, which seems incredibly unlikely. The Reddit post, titled "Is this abuse?" contains yet more disturbing accounts of Leelah's parents treatment of her (which ultimately led to her suicide). Recounting how her parents isolated her from society and her friends, the post paints a yet more incriminating picture for Alcorn's parents. The posts says that Leelah's parents made her feel "subhuman", and in the following excerpt, you can see why:

Read the full post here.

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