Shawn Bernier is 18 years old transgender Youtube star from the United States. He has dual nationality one from Haiti and another from the United States. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and creates videos on different subjects including his ongoing transgender surgery. His transition from female to male started when he was 14.
He is 18 years old and from Roxbury, Massachusetts
Shawn Rosiah Bernier is 18 years old African American from the neighborhood Roxbury which is in Boston Massachusetts. He has dual citizenship and was born in Haiti.
He is active in sports
Shawn was an active football player and has played with a team for 4 years in Boston. But due to his surgery, he had to stop playing it but that didn’t stop him from participating in the sports. He started practicing wrestling and became a wrestler.
He expressed his feeling in an Instagram post about leaving football but bouncing back and starting with wrestling and how he might get back to football soon. Here is what he said:
You never know what the future holds. – I never saw myself becoming a wrestler. I was always rah rah rah about every other sport. But since I missed the football season due to my surgery, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to sit still. I had a coach that was constantly trying to get me to try wrestling and one day I caved. I ended up starting on Varsity with a positive personal record, placing 4th at Sectionals, and helping my team become DCL Champions for the first time in 4 years. All in my first year. This sport has brought me great discipline and a team full of family.
Single – Trans – Haiti – Associated with Top Dawg Entertainment
His gender transition from female to male
Shawn Bernier was born as a female and named Nia. Since a very early age when he was just 6 years old, he started rebelling when his mom dressed him with female clothes.
Multiple incidents occurred at a very early age with him, one of them when he was in 1st grade. There was a spelling test in his class instead of writing his name Nia he wrote Nick on the paper and when he came home he showed it to his mom. His mom asked him if he has stolen someone’s paper. There were the subtle hints which came at a very early age.
When he grew up his family wholeheartedly accepted him. First, his mother supported and later his mom helped him with medical surgeries and preparations.
But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t faced difficulties, he said in an interview:
It’s hard being an African American and transgender, because it’s double odds against you in society
Social media clout
On social media, Shawn mainly focuses on Youtube where he has crossed 50,000 subscribers. He has a channel with name ‘Rosiah’ where he uploads 3 videos per week, he shares his experience about his surgeries and the medication he is taking.
He joined TikTok in January 2020 and has gained 23,000 followers so far and 400,000 likes his TikTok username is ‘rosiahh‘. On Instagram, his username is ‘shawnrbernier‘ and he has crossed 11,000 followers.