online editor Janet Mock has come out transgender in an 'It Gets Better' video.

“I was welcomed into this world as Charles,” Mock says in her two-minute-fifty-second video. “I was probably about 4 years old when I knew that I was a girl.”

“It became my very first conviction. My gender was my very first this-I-know-for-sure moment as Oprah likes to call it.”

“Throughout middle school and high school as puberty began to hit, I began to hate myself. I began to hate my body. I began to hate the fact that real girls were blossoming into these women and I remained this trapped girl in this boy's body.”

The It Gets Better Project urges troubled LGBT teens to not cave in to bullies, because life eventually gets betters.

Mock, who also co-hosts the podcast The Missing Piece, explains how it got better for her.

I wasn't able to thrive until I asked for help,” she says about her four years in college.

Mock adds that after college she moved to New York, where she “found her people.”

I have a boyfriend whom I love. Friends who love me just as I am. Despite my past, despite everything. And I have a career as a writer that gives me meaning and gives me real purpose.”

And I know that you can live the life of your dreams, as well,” Mock adds. “I promise that it gets better.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

In an interview with Marie Claire, Mock talks in detail about her journey from Charles to Janet.