A new UK Channel 4 show called Born in the Wrong Body focusing on stories of trans individuals features an upcoming episode called ‘Girls to Men’.
The episode features Jamie Raines, a 21-year-old trans man and YouTuber who vlogs about his transition and related issues. Jamie documented his transition by taking selfies every day for 3 years, and the docu-series features a time-lapse of the changes in his face.
Jamie spoke with Buzzfeed in an interview about what he’d tell others who are thinking of transitioning:
That patience is your best friend with transitioning and it’s good to surround yourself with a community or friends and family that will support you – either online or in real life. Ask questions of people who’ve already gone through it. It feels like it takes ages for things to start happening but then when it does start everything changes really quickly. Now people are surprised when I tell them I’m trans. I had a job interview recently and when I told them they thought I was going to transition from male to female!
Watch Jamie’s transition:
The full trailer for the program, which airs in the UK on October 13: