Stannard, who stars in NBC’s Good Girls, and his mom Kristin Johansen opens up about his transition as a transgender man.
In the Good Girls series: Beth, Ruby and Annie have struggled to be good parents, not being 100% good people in the eyes of the law, one thing has been made clear: Annie Marks has some room for improvement when it comes to making good choices, but her reaction to her child, Ben Marks, coming out as trans is what all gender-nonconforming kids deserve. Isaiah Stannard, 16, stars on NBC’s Good Girls, where he plays Ben Marks, a transitioning transgender teen. Ben’s story mirrors the actor’s own life. Isaiah came out as trans at 12 years old and has received support from his mom Kristin Johansen and her partner Warren Marsh to transition on his terms and pace.
People Magazine caught up with Isaiah Stannard and his mother Kristin, and they talked about his coming out.
“Isaiah first came out as gay. Then about a year later, you were like, ‘You know what? I think I’m trans actually.’ And I was like, ‘Cool.’ It wasn’t a surprise, I’d say. Just who you were, and how you acted ever since you were a little kid, I just was always like, ‘We’re going to see what happens.’ That was just always how I felt.” Kristin said for People Magazine.
“It was a very accepting environment. I wasn’t really worried, especially because I had kind of already come out to you before. I was just like, ‘Ah, well I hope this is cool.’ Because it was happening. And you were just really good about it.” Isaiah said bout his coming out to his mom.
You can read the full interview HERE