“Belle, will you still love me when I change”; Was inspired by an amazing woman, Isabelle Lake. Isabelle entered the world as Nicholas, but sadly, left far too soon aged 21, as Isabelle. At 19, Belle recognized her gender dysphoria. She was passionate and very driven to ensure that society treated fairly those who had been negatively impacted by the hand that life had dealt them. Just as Belle was fully embracing her new found self she was struck with an incredible blow, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
She made an enormous contribution to the transgender community in the minimal time she had available after diagnosis. The West Australian community recognized her efforts and Belle was inducted into Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame in March 2015. We hope this song continues the legacy of Belle and raises awareness of the challenges transgender people face and indeed acceptance.