• @Tom News
  • Aug 2017

Before - After life of a transman... it's amazing.

Source : pinknews.co.uk
Photos : woman.ru
By : isamupipe

He's a trans musician. He was assigned a female gender at birth, but in 2015 Jaimie began to transition to the gender he identified with. He's been undergoing years of testosterone treatment to achieve that. "At first I was scared to come out as transgender because I didn't give any 'signs' as people say. I looked and presented very feminine...not because I wanted to but because I felt pressured to make the people around me happy. When I first came out people tried telling me 'this is not who you are' that's when I realized you are NOT who people think you are...you are who you KNOW you are"

21-year-old Jaimie has since been sharing images of how he has changed:

By the time Jaimie turned 15, he knew for certain that he was male, but he worried about coming out to his parents. Though he now considers himself pansexual (in the sense that he believes that you fall in love with a person regardless of their gender) he initially came out as a lesbian to his mother, and her response showed that her issue was not with his sexual preferences, but with his gender identity and presentation. "My mom actually said to me 'I don't care if you like girls but why do you have to dress like a man?'" Jaimie says "It really wasn't about my sexual orientation ... rather the way I wanted to present myself."

So Jaimie's underlying message to everyone is this that everyone's transition, and transformation, is their own, and to focus on a gendered appearance (even when attempting to pay a trans person a compliment) is not helpful: "People need to stop comparing results. I'm not trying to act like anything I'm not. This is just me ... I want people to see it doesn't matter what someone looks like. If someone has the guts to tell you 'I'm transgender' [or] 'I'm gay' [or] 'I'm bisexual,' anything like that, please believe them and be there for them because stereotypes need to be broken."