At a young age, Angelika says she discovered what it meant to be homosexual and mistakenly thought she was gay. "I was still feminine," she says. "I still walked feminine and talked feminine. But, you know, I just kind of left those [transgender] feelings behind and just chalked it up to being gay."
Angelika says she came out as a homosexual male to her mother, but something still didn't feel right. "When I was younger, I used to just lie in bed, and I prayed and I prayed and I prayed for God to somehow immaculately change me into a girl," she says. "I was just really so heartbroken that I was born in a body that I shouldn't have been born into."
While Angelika prayed for a miracle in New York City, a young girl in California faced the same internal struggle.