One door closed, and hundreds more opened for a 9-year-old Girl Scout who was turned away while selling cookies.
Three blocks from home, Stormi, who is transgender, knocked on a door in Herrin, Ill., ready to make her pitch. She was turned away and told, “Nobody wants to buy cookies from a boy in a dress.”
“It made me sad,” Stormi told BuzzFeed News. “Because I’m a girl.”
But soon she figured out a way to stand down her bully – and sell thousands of boxes of cookies in the process.
Last week, Stormi launched her own sales page through the Girl Scouts’ online portal, Digital Cookie.