A 9-year-old transgender Girl Scout has suffered smears online and in person just for selling the Scouts’ famous cookies.
Transgender Girl Scout named Stormi, was selling cookies in her neighborhood door-to-door in January, she told BuzzFeed. The girl said she liked selling the cookies and that they “make people smile.”
One of her Herrin, Illinois neighbors, however, took issue with the little girl.
“Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress,” the man reportedly said.
Stormi’s mom, Kim, told BuzzFeed that her daughter wanted to go home afterwards and started crying.
“We just started talking and she decided she wasn’t going to let him win,” Kim said.
The two moved Stormi’s cookie sales to an online Girl Scouts website, Digital Cookies.
“I want kids like me to know they are perfect just the way they are,” Stormi said. “There are people all over the world that love you. Never give up because it does get better.”
By last week, Stormi told BuzzFeed she had sold over 3,000 cookies.
According to Stormi’s sales website, she will donate boxes “to local foster kids like me!”
“I have learned that even though people can be mean I shouldn’t give up!” Stormi wrote.
The Girl Scouts acceptance of transgender members was made public in 2011, CNN reported.