13 Reasons Why star comes out as a trans woman

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Photo credit: @tommy.dorfman - Instagram
Photo credit: @tommy.dorfman - Instagram

13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman has announced that she is "thrilled to reintroduce" herself as a trans woman.

In a recent interview with Time, she said that she'd been "privately identifying and living as a woman" for the past 12 months.

"I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically. Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out. Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy."

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Describing transitioning as "beautiful", Tommy shared that she wanted to use her Instagram as a "diaristic time capsule", showing "a body living in a more fluid space".

"It is not transition," she continued. "Or it is, but not as an idea of going somewhere. Just that I am actually myself."

Reiterating this on Instagram today (July 22), Tommy also wrote: "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.

Photo credit: @tommy.dorfman - Instagram
Photo credit: @tommy.dorfman - Instagram

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"Thank you to all the trans women that showed me who [I] am, how to live, celebrate myself, and take up space in this world."

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