Transgender people have shared their photos before and after transformation on social media. These images reveal both the people on the journey and the people who have just begun to question their gender identity.
It can be painful for transgender people to look back on the past, but many people share their photos to show everyone what they have achieved.
MALE to FEMALE Transformation/Transition
Sarahisizzu’s story on Instagram: “This look made me feel a bit cute and cheery🌡🌻🌈 The fact is that time really does change you… So I decided to share a pic this Throw Back of me. but with the left being from 3 years and a half ago and the other being from a few days ago. I believe it is important to show where you started and give insight on just how hard it was at times to get where you are now. Depression sucks and can destroy you and I know a lot of individuals in our community go through hard times with depression in their lives. When I was in my darkest point I was always waiting for someone to help me which sometimes that help never comes… I had to pull myself out of it on my own and rebuild my life to get to the point where I’m at now. I want everyone to know if they are going through these same things that life is not over and you can pull yourself out of it. You are stronger than you can ever imagine and ultimately you are in control of your life and future even at those times when you feel like you have lost everything ♥️.”
Nikitadragun on Instagram: HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 I’m a proud trans woman and I will never let anyone invalidate me! don’t let anyone make you feel like less of a person for being who you truly are! respect and acceptance! love always wins 🌈 #transgender #lgbt #pride #loveislove
i ain’t never seen two pretty best friends 💁🏼♀️💁🏻♀️ i was the ugly friend… but then surgery + hormones = glo up . my day one before everything ! my ride or die ! finally came to visit me in la… she said it herself… the only thing that’s changed is maybe a nose or two hahaha… she use to fight all my school bullies for me and now they’re all in my dm
3. Mackymaximiliann (Male to Female transitions)
mackymaximiliann on instagram: March 31st, Day of Visibility for my Trans brothers and sisters ❤️ Our existence is valid. We deserve love and respect. And, It should be normal for us to be in your lives.
4. Izzi Rae ( Transgender before and after )
Izzi Rae shared her story on her Twitter account: The greatest on-going journey I have ever set on was the one where I gave myself permission to be myself! It has opened me to be able to love myself for the first time. It’s a life long journey with many obstacles & struggles, but it’s a life-changing and I have no regrets #TDOV
5. Jessica Potak aka cutejessli
cutejessli‘s Story on Instagram: Time for a good ol fashioned comparison! The first pic was me summer 2018 and second on Jan 2021 a day before surgery. Ive been on HRT for 2 years 2 months now! So my recovery is still rough due to a fair amount of discomfort, but its getting easier every day. The swelling is slowly reducing and the bruising is almost gone. Dialation has become much easier the past few days as ive learned to play with the dialator more. The key is keeping zero muscle tension in your body and staying absolutely relaxed. It takes me a little while to get in the ultra relaxed mood before i dialate but it makes a difference. The last session actually felt sorta good! ❤️ LOVE AND HEALTH TO ALL ❤️
6. CALYSTA MUA
CALYSTA MUA is an social media influencer/ Model t-girl
7. Christina (ctj_1985)
ctj_1985 on Instagram: For #transdayofremembrance and #transawarenessweek here is a before and after pic. Don’t ever give up on who you truly are.
#girlslikeus #transgirl #mtf #transfemale #transfemme #transexual #transfemme #trans #tran #tranny #trannygirls #transwoman #transwomen #transpride🌈 #transbeauty #femboy #transgirlsofinstagram #trapito #adorolasshemales #sissygirl #trangender #asianladyboy #ladyboythailand #transwomenarewomen #femdom #mtftransgender #mtftransition #mtftrans
8. Krysten.now (transgender before and after)
krysten.now on instagram : 2 years since the picture on the left. I was months away from starting HRT and had only just started to transition at home.
It’s surreal to look back on this time, having started coming out and feeling completely overwhelmed by the process. Starting HRT was an indefinite amount of time away and I was buying small things to build towards going out in public. I found working towards out of the home goals allowed myself to take steps within the home, as I was fearful to go too fast in overwhelming my wife. Having an external goal placed the focus there for both of us.
Things felt so slow at the time, but looking back it has gone very fast. By the end of the year (2019) I was full-time and had been on HRT for months. My advice – keep setting goals for yourself. Go at the pace that makes sense for you, but avoid getting stuck.
9. jasmineindiarose – ( transgender before and after )
jasmineindiarose on Instagram: I wanted to put something together for Transgender Awareness Week. It’s really good to do these comparisons just to see how far you’ve come on your journey and give you that added push to keep ongoing.
mikaelaville on Instagram : 3 years HRT Anniversary. 3 years ago today, I was so excited to take my very first hormone replacement therapy pills. My heart was pounding, my palms were sweaty. It felt like time was moving in slow motion. The pills were on my tongue. I brought my glass of water to my mouth and swallowed them down. And then…. 2 FRIGGIN MONTHS LATER my nipples started to hurt! You reeeaaally gotta have patience when waiting for HRT changes. But they do come.. eventually. (That’s what she said.)
11. Victoria – transgender before and after
almost.instant.victoria on Instagram: These two pics taken about 7 years apart. Left pic I’m 37 years old looking happy and I’m sure I was in the moment. Right pic 44 years old. I think it’s easy to see the difference in the smiles. What do you think?
Unlabeledtruth on Instagram: In the picture on the left, I weighed 326 lbs. I was overweight, depressed, numb, and self-destructing. My lowest point is one that is etched in my mind forever. That picture was taken around 4 years ago. Nothing about what was coming next was easy. I never thought I’d still be here back then. Transitioning saved my life and I’m never looking back.
13. Princess_villa03 (Transgender before and after)
princess_villa03 on Instagram. This is my perfect sweet transformation from male to female. Please share and comment. Thank you. transformation #transgender #surgery
14. mariaprciouz – Transgender before and after
Im 20 I’m from Philippines and I’m pageant enthusiast and a freelance model and also a tourism Student
Find mariaprciouz on Instagram
15. Maxwell Jameson – transgender before and after
Maxwell Jameson on Instagram : I’m in the stages of my transition what I can only describe as frustration, Im close to where I want to be but now are the
Hormones didn’t get off to a great start 😢
I wanted to share with you my first week on hormones, it was an emotional week and definitely one I will remember. I wanted this to be raw and as real as possible 💕 maybe it was a little to real but onwards and upwards and I’ll keep you updated on my journey. My DMs are always open to those that are wanting any advice or guidance along your transition and I will do my best to document mine along the way #transisbeautiful#trans#transgender#hrt#transgirl#journey#mystory#lgbt#lgbtq
16. Jordan (Tizzy) Bell
Tizzyface on Instagram: As many of you already know, I am transgender. Gender dysphoria is something that I have struggled with for most of my life, but it wasn’t until February of 2014 that I started the wild and amazing journey of aligning my body with my heart and mind. It’s been 7 years of trials, tribulation, beautiful moments, and terrifying moments – all made possible by the support and care from my amazing circle of friends and chosen family.
For those of you out there currently struggling with gender, the transition is not an easy path. Being trans is playing life on hard mode, but there are 1.4 million of us here in the US just like you and we support you. Happy belated Trans Day of Visibility.
#transgender #trans #mtf #transisbeautiful #transgirl #transwoman #maletofemale #lgbt #transformation #glowup #asktransgender #drtobymayer #ffs #facialfeminizationsurgery #tdov #transdayofvisibility
17. Stassiehuff (ANA$TA$IA HUFF)
stassiehuff on instagram : happy national coming out day🏳️⚧️ its so scary posting my old boy photos again omg, i am riddled with anxiety and dysphoria but the reason i decided to make myself more vulnerable is in hopes to remind everyone that we ALL started somewhere, ALL OF US. everyones transition is different. some people finish their transition in a year, two years or maybe 5, BUT no ones is the same, there is no right way to transition. so if you are someone out there struggling to fit into society’s mold of whatever it may be, just know its okay to go at your own pace. time has your back and so do i. i am so fucking proud of you.
18. Nicole Sabzevari (embracing_nicole)
embracing_nicole on instagram :
Happy #transitiontuesdays y’all! Looking back at that “dude” I was all those years ago and honestly, it feels like a past life or distant memory. For over three years now that I’ve been living as my authentic self and have to say 💯 worth it! I’m truly happy in life and actually feel like this is who I was meant to be. Pic on left was taken about 4 years ago while I was on a world backpacking journey pic on right was this month on a date with my girlfriend.
19. Mathilda Högberg (mathildahogbergs)
mathildahogbergs on Instagram: Today, I’m not gonna lie, today’s been tougher than usual. Living as a trans person for the most part is nothing out of the ordinary. I live out my life as everyone else, I don’t even think of myself as transgender for the most part. I just kinda live my life. I get hate comments daily though, from a lot of different people, and for the most part I shrug it of, because who cares really? However sometimes such as today for example, it just kinda gets to me. I get so many messages, dms and comments from different people and I try my best to be kind, understanding, and helpful. I wish people would just reach out with the same kindness. It’s a bit draining sometimes to get through so much hate and unkindness and feel like you’re not even a person anymore. Anyways… moral of the story, please try to remember how you approach and speak to other people. Please be aware that every one of us has feelings, integrity and it’s important to treat people the same way you want to be treated. Sending you all so much love ❤️🏳️⚧️ #lgbtq#trans
FEMALE to MALE Transformation
Nick Lally on Instagram : No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself
greatnate41 on Instagram: One of these smiles is not like the other…can you tell? I can! Happy #TransformationTuesday! I had no idea what I was doing with myself on the left. Not much felt right at the time, but seeing other trans people and their transformations gave me a lot of hope then. That I can see myself happy on the other side of the unknown. I’m so grateful for all the support along the way while I’ve been busy figuring this hard stuff out. Each day I’m grateful to learn a little bit more about myself, to live my life authentically. I hope you find yourself believing you can get on the other side of whatever challenge is facing you. It is possible to find happiness again.
callme.alexander_ on Instagram: Someone online said to find pictures of yourself a decade apart and compare them… this is a few years over a decade, but I don’t even recognise that person anymore! 😱. I’ll be forever grateful to that person on the left. They struggled through some hard years of questioning, of doubt, of wanting to transition but facing pressure not to so they hated themselves. But without them struggling and working through it I would be here now, becoming the man I always should have been.
In 5 days I’ll be having top surgery, and in many ways it feels like another part of that person I’m erasing. I don’t feel sad about it, but felt the need to achknowlede my past self. They struggled so I could be happy, and as I become more comfortable in my skin I wish I could go back to myself then and tell them how much better things got.
4. thisis_drb – transgender before and after
thisis_drb on instagram: Get yourself a boy who can do both. April 17, 2019 vs March 11, 2021.
sydmaxfit on instagram : Here’s a pic of me holding a pic of me from 12th grade!!! #transformationtuesday In the 8ish years between these photos, so much has happened! Just to name a few things…I started therapy, got sent to military school, graduated, joined the navy, got married, bought a sports car, started college, caught on fire, got divorced, bought a condo, started my transition, had top surgery, got out of the navy, partied too hard, had revision surgery, sold the sports car, went back to school, got serious in the gym again, started posting on here, drove across the country, and started my personal training business!!!
rustedhelldiver on instagram: If only i knew then, all the things that I know now! You can get through anything & everything works out somehow!⚡️ Sometimes I don’t realize how far I’ve come on this adventure! I’ve only become happier & more at peace with myself & my body as time goes on. I’m so thankful for the support and love i’ve been fortunate to have.