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Tommy Dorfman Opens Up About Her Transition as a Trans Woman

Tommy Dorfman Opens Up About Her Transition as a Trans Woman

Tommy Dorfman is getting candid.

The 29-year-old 13 Reasons Why star opened up for InStyle‘s October 2021 issue.

Here’s what she had to say…

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On being a trans woman: “Whenever I close my eyes or dream, I see myself as a woman. That was always the case. 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. [laughs] 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 recognize.”

On transitioning medically: “There are so many ways you can do it. I only take hormones. I just switched my hormones, and I’ve never felt better in my life. 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–king unhappy I was in every photo. It’s wild.”

On others elders she looks up to: Laverne [Cox], of course. There are a lot of incredible trans people on the Internet, and it’s even powerful to see them without being in the same space. Whether that’s Mj Rodriguez or Charlene Incarnate or someone I can actually call, like Jamie Clayton or Our Lady J or Hari Nef.”

On advice to younger trans kids: “You are divinely held. I have that tattooed on me — and for anyone who’s struggling, it’s a nice reminder.”

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