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15 People Who Changed Their Gender and Proved It’s the Inner State That Matters Most

There are people who are born in bodies that feel foreign to them. Such individuals have a gender identity that differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. Luckily, current medicine allows people to change their gender and the way they look with the help of surgery and hormone therapy.

We at Bright Side collected 15 brave people who have already started their long journey toward getting their true gender identity, and we admire each and every one of them.

“A difference of one year”

“So, the first picture just came up on my memories from 4 years ago. I lived in a body that felt so foreign to me for 32 years.”

“Realizing that I had the ability to change my status quo and live a more meaningful and fulfilling life was huge.”

“3 years, full-time today!”

“Formal wear in 2015 vs formal wear in 2021!”

“Same bathroom, pre-workout, 4 months apart — how am I doing?”

“Eyeliner is definitely more manageable than camo paint!”

“1.7 years of hormonal therapy — it’s been an incredible journey.”

“Goddess estrogen is showing mercy on me.”

Transition at 28

“Found an old pic at my parents’ place. Me at 17 vs 34 — shocker!”

“It’s been a long way — 26 years old vs 30 years old!”

Here’s what 4 years of hormonal therapy look like.

“How am I doing? 2012 v 2021, almost 2 months of hormonal therapy!”

Summer 2020 to winter 2021 — way to go!

“Legally changed my name to Kate today!”

Which of these transitions amazed you the most?

Preview photo credit pohltergiest / reddit
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