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What It's Like To Be a Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl, According to Devina Keswani: 'One Boy Spits and Pushes Me at School'

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To keep up with the adventures of the Keswani family, visit PEOPLE.com/keswanis.

It’s been a big year for the transgender community, thanks in large part to Caitlyn Jenner.

But not every member of the community is 66: Devina Keswani, the youngest of three children in PEOPLE’s new web series, The Keswanis: A Most Modern Family, and a proud Girl Scout, is just 6.

“One [of my classmates] hates transgender, and he hates me because I’m transgender,” Devina says, adding, “Before that he liked me, but now he hates me. He spits at me and pushes me.”

Her response? “I’m deciding to do a speech about it, and tell my whole school,” she says, “To let people know they can be transgender if they want.”

See the whole family in action in PEOPLE.com’s new web series, The Keswanis: A Most Modern Family.
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As Devina told her parents after drawing an elephant in a cage, “Her name is Beautiful. Beautiful is me. I’m Beautiful.”

Her mom, Vaishali, recalls responding, “I just wrapped my arms around her and said, ‘You will never have to be Dev again. Ever.’ “