Meet Janae Marie Krok, previously known as world record holder and world champion power lifter Matt Kroczaleski.
Outsports reports that Krok recently announced on her Instagram account that she’s a “transgender/genderfluid Alpha male/girly girl Lesbian in a male body.”
Being a total alpha male and transgender definitely makes me unique even in the transgender community… Gender identity and personality tests that I have taken in an effort to figure myself out always indicate that I am both hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine. Exactly what I need to do to be at peace with myself is something I am still not 100% certain of. Transitioning is a very difficult process and even tougher at an older age (I’m 42.)…
And living as a transgender woman that is honest about her situation is very difficult and can be dangerous. I am a very realistic person and I don’t think the transitioning will magically solve all of my issues without creating new challenges. Whatever path I choose, there will be sacrifices made.
You can read Krok’s entire statement here, and Gymflow provides highlights of her power lifting career and charts her journey in the video below: