Tommy Dorfman is opening up about life as a trans woman, saying she’s “genuinely happy” for the first time.In an new interview, the 13 Reasons Why star, 29, reflected on how she came to terms with making the decision to start transitioning.”I just swit…
Tommy Dorfman is opening up about life as a trans woman, saying she's "genuinely happy" for the first time.
In an new interview, the 13 Reasons Why star, 29, reflected on how she came to terms with making the decision to start transitioning.
"I just switched my hormones, and I've never felt better in my life," Dorfman told InStyle.
"I spent 28 years of my life suicidal and depressed and recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. I don't think I've ever been genuinely happy until this past year. I look at the Internet chronicle of photos of me since I started working, and I can see how f---ing unhappy I was in every photo. It's wild."https://www.instagram.com/p/CS9gphGlaRp/
Dorfman revealed how she'd always felt female, but didn't think she'd build up the courage to go through with it.
"A trans elder asked me what I see myself as when I'm older when I'm 60, 70, 90. It was so clear, I just saw Cate Blanchett," she said.
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"But I really couldn't imagine not being a mother or a grandmother. My spirit was so attuned to whatever it means to be a woman. I've walked in the privilege of a male body, but [being a woman] is all I've known on the inside. Trans women would clock me all the time and be like, 'Hey, girl, what's up?' because it's sort of a thing you recognise."
Last month, Dorfman came out as a trans woman on Instagram, announcing to fans: "Thrilled to reintroduce myself as the woman I am today.
"I'm especially grateful to every single trans person who walked this path, broke down barriers, and risked their lives to live authentically and radically as themselves before me.
"Thank you to all the trans woman that showed me who I am, how to live, celebrate myself, and take up space in this world."
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