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.
#15. This is exactly what wearing a dress feels like to me, too!
#14. Applies to ALL sorts of women.
#13. The internet gives and the internet taketh away.
#12. Big ol’ heart eyes.
#11. Heart explosion.
#10. When your friends get you, it’s amazing.
#9. Even better when it’s your family.
#8. I want this to be different for her.
#7. Beautiful giant sounds pretty awesome to me.
#6. Get it, girl.
#5. Here’s to meeting more good people.
#4. Everyone just wants to do their business. Right?
#3. A milestone for every woman (who chooses to wear makeup). My current status: still working on it at 38.
#2. Women’s struggles.
#1. There’s not much better than people who understand and accept the real you.
h/t: Bored Panda
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