This is really interesting, thanks for sharing. This paragraph stood out for me:
"She was unhappy as a child not because she was a boy trapped in a girl’s body but because she didn’t understand that she could be the kind of girl who hated girly things but loved other girls, without having to metamorphose into a man."
I don't have a sense of whether reddit contains made up stories or real stuff but there's some heartwarming stuff in there, for example this reply:
I am very glad for you. I am dysphoric female too and I always was gnc. The moment I knew what sex is and how is boy different from a girl I 'knew' I was a boy. In my country no one knew about any trans movement back then and I discovered it only when I was 14-15 I think. It is virtually impossible to get any hormone treatment in my country for non-adults though. Radical feminism saved me just in time, when I was 17-18. We need to reconnect with our selves and bodies, heal our traumas, dismantle stereotypes and get some healthy self-esteem and confidence, not try to run from or even 'kill' our 'old' selves. This is a road to nowhere.