Stunning musician creates photo diary charting transgender transformation
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.
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
“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.”
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.
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.
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.”