Part of the struggle that transgender people have with society is helping people to understand their feelings, their struggles, and the uneven path toward becoming the person they’re meant to be inside. So when 28-year-old cartoonist Julia Kaye began the process of transitioning, her friends encouraged her to not only create cartoons to help her deal with her feelings of insecurity and triumph as she passed the milestones along her own personal journey, but to share them so that others could walk it, too.

Julia found the process of creating and sharing to be good all the way around, stating that “it got me to set aside time at the end of my day to reflect on how I was feeling. And because I was making the comics for myself, I allowed myself to be more honest than I might have been otherwise.”

Below are a few of the drawings she created that detail the moments, big and small, that meant so much to her along the way.

If you want to know more or continue to follow her story, you can follow Julia on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

#15. This is exactly what wearing a dress feels like to me, too!

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#14. Applies to ALL sorts of women.

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#13. The internet gives and the internet taketh away.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#12. Big ol’ heart eyes.

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#11. Heart explosion.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#10. When your friends get you, it’s amazing.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#9. Even better when it’s your family.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#8. I want this to be different for her.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#7. Beautiful giant sounds pretty awesome to me.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#6. Get it, girl.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#5. Here’s to meeting more good people.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#4. Everyone just wants to do their business. Right?

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#3. A milestone for every woman (who chooses to wear makeup). My current status: still working on it at 38.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

#2. Women’s struggles.

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#1. There’s not much better than people who understand and accept the real you.

Photo Credit: Tumblr/Julia Kaye

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