Transgender YouTuber, Hannah Phillips, vows to continue documenting her transition despite receiving death threats on social media

accreditation
YouTuber Hannah Phillips
YouTuber Hannah Phillips

Transgender YouTuber, Hannah Phillips posts videos to help people with gender issues despite receiving death threats from trolls. Now 19, she decided to transition at age 15, and has been sharing her journey and offering support since 2012.

Hannah encourages openness on trans issues with the aim of helping families support and understand their loved ones. Her efforts have received plaudits, but she has also been on the receiving end of daily threats from internet trolls. 

READ MORE: 'I live every day with suicidal thoughts' - this transwoman faces discrimination in her efforts to find work after retrenchment 

"The bad is outweighed by the good, though. I get messages from people's parents who thank me for helping them to understand what their child is going through, and messages from the trans community, thanking me for being so honest," says Hannah. 

Compiled by: Afika Jadezweni

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways. 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Do you think it's important to get married in this day and age?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it's important in order to create a family unit and for companionship
22% - 517 votes
Not at all. Being single is far more liberating
9% - 221 votes
There is no general answer to this, it's each to their own
49% - 1133 votes
Yes, society still frowns on unmarried people, especially women
1% - 34 votes
It depends on whether you are able to find a compatible partner
18% - 424 votes
Vote