Stunning musician creates photo diary charting transgender transformation

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A stunning blonde has created a photo diary – charting her 30-year progression from young boy to stunning woman.

Isley Reust, 32, claims she knew she was born in the wrong body when she was just four years old – but it took until her late teens before she felt comfortable expressing her feminine side.

In a photo-video diary, she charts her life-long change, through a series of incredible snaps that show her slowly changing from a cheeky-looking schoolboy to a beautiful woman.

The brave video has now been viewed thousands of times.

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Isley Reust after her gender reassignment surgery. ) - A stunning blonde has created a photo diary - charting her 30-year progression from young boy to stunning woman. Isley Reust, 32, claims she knew she was born in the wrong body when she was just four years old - but it took until her late teens before she felt comfortable expressing her feminine side. In a photo-video diary, she charts her life-long change, through a series of incredible snaps that show her slowly changing from a cheeky-looking schoolboy to a beautiful woman. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS – Isley Reust after her gender reassignment surgery.

 

Isley, who is a musician from Phelan, California, said: “A lot of people can’t believe that I was born male when I tell them. I only
recently started being open and sharing my story with in the last two years.

“I decided to make this video because at times it was tough for me, and I just felt it was my time to help others just the way they helped
me.

“I was four years old when I knew that something was wrong and that I was born in the wrong body. I always knew I would transition to female.

“I feel amazing now. I feel I’m living the life I was cheated out of as a child and that I was suppose to have.”

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Isley Reust at age 12 before her gender reassignment surgery.) - A stunning blonde has created a photo diary - charting her 30-year progression from young boy to stunning woman. Isley Reust, 32, claims she knew she was born in the wrong body when she was just four years old - but it took until her late teens before she felt comfortable expressing her feminine side. In a photo-video diary, she charts her life-long change, through a series of incredible snaps that show her slowly changing from a cheeky-looking schoolboy to a beautiful woman. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS – Isley Reust at age 12 before her gender reassignment surgery.

In the video, a selection of snaps of Isley as a young boy flash up – showing that until her mid-teens, she looked like a typical schoolboy.

By her late teens, she had experimented with a slightly more feminine look, but still felt unable to truly dress how she felt inside.

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Isley Reust when she started wearing makeup before her gender reassignment surgery.) - A stunning blonde has created a photo diary - charting her 30-year progression from young boy to stunning woman. Isley Reust, 32, claims she knew she was born in the wrong body when she was just four years old - but it took until her late teens before she felt comfortable expressing her feminine side. In a photo-video diary, she charts her life-long change, through a series of incredible snaps that show her slowly changing from a cheeky-looking schoolboy to a beautiful woman. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS – Isley Reust when she started wearing makeup before her gender reassignment surgery.

And when she enters her early 20s, a few photos show her wearing make up, and dressed in feminine clothing.

By 24, she was living full-time as a woman, and has swapped her black hair for long blonde locks and a trendy girly fringe.

She then spent three years undergoing hormone replacement therapy until she finally had full gender reassignment surgery two years ago.

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Isley Reust after being on HRT for 3 years.) - A stunning blonde has created a photo diary - charting her 30-year progression from young boy to stunning woman. Isley Reust, 32, claims she knew she was born in the wrong body when she was just four years old - but it took until her late teens before she felt comfortable expressing her feminine side. In a photo-video diary, she charts her life-long change, through a series of incredible snaps that show her slowly changing from a cheeky-looking schoolboy to a beautiful woman. SEE CATERS COPY.

PIC BY ISLEY REUST/ CATERS NEWS – Isley Reust after being on HRT for 3 years.

Isley added: “I finally feel my life has a meaning, a purpose and I was finally able to be my authentic self. There are many challenges for
someone who transitions, are you going to be accepted by family, co-workers, friends and society.

“I think my first year was the toughest because I was going through another puberty basically, I was emotional, self-conscious and was scared to be beat up, made fun of. I just ended up blending in with society and eventually I was what you would call “stealth” which means no one knows that I’m trans or about my past.

“That was a great feeling because I just wanted to be seen for the woman I was inside and thats how the rest of society saw me.

“I just hope that my video will be helpful to other trans people who might be struggling.”

Now watch Isley’s video story: