IncrediblyTrans Spotlight Valerie!

I realized I was trans just a few years ago when I was 37; before then, I had no idea that that was the cause of my life long depression and restlessness. It was only through viewing some of the stories of other trans and non-binary people that realized what they were later in life that it all finally clicked into place and this is a major reason I try to share as much as I can.

I’m a big proponent of all of us sharing our unique stories, even if that doesn’t play into the neat narrative that we sometimes get boxed into. The more we all share, the more of a full picture gets painted of the entire community.

For me as a teen, I was heavily involved in the local music scenes, which was great in letting me play with androgynous presentation, but also led me to think that that’s all it was – a presentation. Challenging perception of my gender was never really considered in my youth. As such, a lot of my habits around that were kind of played off as me being ‘quirky’ vs actually being something deeper.

The concept of being non-binary (the label androgyne specifically resonates with me) was also incredibly freeing and an important step in my journey. I feel completely able to be open about who I am and what I like and that I do not fit neatly into a binary gender.

In just a few short years, I’ve been able to start HRT, complete a legal name change, complete one gender affirming surgery and I have FFS scheduled for next month. I also have become far more connected with the local, national and worldwide trans communities and been able to meet amazing people.

My advice is to listen to yourself over all others. Other community members can be a fantastic resource, but at the end of the day, only you truly know you. Also, you can realize that you’re trans and come out at any age; it’s never too late!

🏳️‍⚧️ Use our hashtag #IncrediblyTrans today! it really helps us out. Let’s celebrate each other TOGETHER! ✨ If you’d like to become one of the next spotlight’s please send us a message and we’ll send you a form for you to fill out!

IncrediblyTrans Spotlight Brendon!

Our newest spotlight from the southern United States the very handsome Brendon! (He/him/His)

Currently I am 19 years old, but when I was 15 years old I came out trans man! When I turned 16 I started taking testosterone, and just recently had my top surgery 3 months ago!! I love to play the ukulele and have an obsession with Disney World! In fact as I’m typing this right now I’m at Disney. I’m also a photography major in college!

My advice to anyone starting their transition is give things time. Don’t expect your life to become perfect as soon as you come out. It will get better, so as hard as it is, try to be patient. Especially if you are medically transitioning, make sure to be extra kind to your body.

IncrediblyTrans Spotlight Nina!

Id like to introduce this gorgeous spotlight Nina (She/Her) from the United States!

When i was little, about 4 to 6 years old, I believed that I was actually a girl! More than anything I wanted to be treated as one. I would came out of the shower using a towel on my head and another to cover my chess. At times I would wear my grandma’s powder “to do” or simulate my make up, trimmed my eyebrows and I was always singing songs of female singers. Growing up I always wanted to play with dolls. I remember always thinking, why I couldn’t wear the clothes, accessories, etc, or do what other girls would. I didn’t understand it!!!

Then I realized that those thoughts and behaviour started to bring me problems with the people that were supposed to love me the most and I quitted. Somehow I was able to hide it, or at least tried, for most of my life. I went through a lot of struggle during my childhood and adolescence. Just the though of me being like that was a hard thing to deal with. But I couldn’t help it! It was my nature, my essence, my very deep true self. I felt guilty most of my life until I started making peace with myself.

Having unchained my mind from others thought’s and expectations I decided to accept me and love myself first. I reset my brain and started to put my pieces together like a puzzle. Today, Im happier than ever because for the first time in my life I can proudly say: THIS IS ME!!!!

✨ If you’d like to become one of the next spotlight’s please send us a message on Instagram and we’ll send you an online form for you to fill out!

Incredibly Trans

Incredibly Trans has been an official partner of The Transverse almost from the beginning. The founder, Isabelle, is a great friend and a long time member of The Transverse family. We’re excited to feature the Incredibly Trans spotlights here on our site and we hope you enjoy seeing these wonderful profiles and check back often to see who’s featured next. Please join us in welcoming Incredibly Trans and the new manager Aubrey to the site. Here’s a note from Aubrey:

Hello everyone! My name is Aubrey I wanted to introduce our page Incredibly Trans, a proud partner to The Transverse! A little bit about Incredibly Trans it is 100% driven by the inspirational people within the trans community. What we do is we love to share the stories of the members of our community! With the help of the amazing people that become our spotlights I get to help share their stories so that they can inspire others!

Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to help people when I grew up, no matter what capacity it was in. But when i came out during a time that the trans community has endured so much pushback, it was an instinct where I wanted to focus my attention. Incredibly Trans was founded by an amazing member of our community Isabelle with the same goals in mind, to inspire and help our community! Thanks to her our page has grown exponentially and is able to reach thousands of people to do exactly what the goal is set to do!

If you would ever like to become a spotlight yourself you can reach out to us on instagram or the transverse discord server! I hope one day we can take Incredibly Trans as far as possible. But as long as we get help the people in our community it will always be an honor to let anyone allow us to share their story!