You can't always tell when someone's in transition
People can live vastly different lives while living in the same country, the same city, or even on the same street. Luckily, we’re living in age where people are less stigmatized if they want to completely change their gender— even though they still incur much discrimination for their decision.
Jaimie Wilson is a man that made the decision to become male after living most of his life as a female. He got sick of being told that he never seemed like someone who wanted to live as a man; they thought he just “didn’t seem transgender enough.” So he posted a side-by-side photo showing his incredible transition to prove that the decision was his alone to make.
In 2011, 70,000 people in America identified as transgender, but the number of people who declare that state are probably more numerous six years on.
Gender reassignments were first performed in America at Johns Hopkins University in 1966. But since transgender people have been further studied and understood, it’s been noticed that the suicide and attempted suicide rate in the transgender community is quite high. They also have a higher rate of incurring abuse at the hands of family members and partners.
The Big Change
Jaimie Wilson was once a female, but he decided that something wasn’t right and that he needed to fully transition into a man. His journey has been completed, and he’s certainly happier in his own skin now.
He wants to use his platform to help others along their paths to self-realization.
Jaimie took to Instagram to show how he looked as a woman and what he looks like now as a man, saying, “I am posting this picture to show that not everyone has to show ‘signs’ to be transgender. You don’t have to pass a test to prove you’re trans… and you sure as hell don’t need ANYONES approval but your own.”