Meet Jamie Raines, a 21-year old student that has been taking testosterone for 3 years. Over the course of those 3 years, Jamie took one selfie each day to document the changes in his body and face.
Testosterone helps transgender men to make their appearance more masculine. It deepens their voice and makes their facial hair grow. Jamie first started taking testosterone when he was 18.
When he started his transgender transition, he decided to take a selfie each day in order to document his personal transformation.
Jamie explains that the changes were subtle at first and that his face started to change slowly.
“Within the first six months you didn’t see that much, but as time went on it became more and more rewarding. ‘Now I feel like I’ve been doing it for so long I just want to keep going, for maybe five years. I’m really happy I’ve done it, ” explains Jamie.
Jamie took 1400 photos of his transition and he turned those photos into a powerful time-lapse video showing his transition to the world.
“I’m very happy with what I see in the mirror and very grateful for how I look now,” says Jamie.
Here’s what Jamie looks like today: