trans man

  1. FtM Transgender Journey 1

    FtM Transgender Journey 1

    Massie, when he was 22, poses on his bed in St Louis, Missouri. He says: ‘I’m extremely fortunate to have the people in my life and to even have the transition I've had’
  2. FtM Transgender Journey 2

    FtM Transgender Journey 2

    Aged 22, posing with Heaven. ‘Heaven and I had a very brief relationship, which was always more of a friendship, we went through some very hard times together’
  3. FtM Transgender Journey 3

    FtM Transgender Journey 3

    ‘It’s beyond luck, karma, blessed, whatever you believe in. I honestly never thought I would get to this point in my life.’ Massie, aged 21, in 2011
  4. FtM Transgender Journey 4

    FtM Transgender Journey 4

    With Heaven when he was 24
  5. FtM Transgender Journey 5

    FtM Transgender Journey 5

    Massie poses in the shower at his mother’s apartment. ‘My mother has always supported me. Even if it took a minute I’m the favourite’
  6. FtM Transgender Journey 6

    FtM Transgender Journey 6

    Testosterone, a needle and an alcohol swab. ‘When I first started it was painful and scary because I’ve never liked needles or shots, but you just get used to it. It’s everyday life now’
  7. FtM Transgender Journey 7

    FtM Transgender Journey 7

    ‘My dad has always been my person, I fully believe I get my strangeness and my weirdness from him’. Massie, 28, and his father Robbin
  8. FtM Transgender Journey 8

    FtM Transgender Journey 8

    Aged 21 in 2011. ‘At my private school, I was the pretty girl who “fell in with the wrong crowd”. I remember the most popular girl at the time saying she didn’t know why I hung out with lesbians’
  9. FtM Transgender Journey 9

    FtM Transgender Journey 9

    ‘Growing up in Saint Louis shaped me as a human... It’s truly my home.’ Massie with his car, aged 25
  10. FtM Transgender Journey 10

    FtM Transgender Journey 10

    Fiancee Sandra and Massie, 28, at their home in 2018
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    FtM Transgender Journey 11

    In 2015, aged 25. ‘I want surgery because I’ve never had an attachment to the fat that has been on my chest since puberty. I will finally be able to go outside without a binder. Finally be able to swim’
  12. FtM Transgender Journey 12

    FtM Transgender Journey 12

    Massie, at 26, talks with Elle (left) and Mackenzie (centre) in Elle’s apartment in 2015. ‘I have very long-lasting friendships in my life. About nine of us have been friends for over 10 years now’
  13. FtM Transgender Journey 13

    FtM Transgender Journey 13

    In 2012, aged 22
  14. FtM Transgender Journey 14

    FtM Transgender Journey 14

    Massie and Sandra joke around in their backyard in 2017
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    FtM Transgender Journey 15

    Giving himself a testosterone shot in his bedroom in 2017, aged 27
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    FtM Transgender Journey 16

    Massie serves a cocktail at Planter’s House in St Louis. ‘When I first started transitioning I couldn't find a job for the life of me’
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    FtM Transgender Journey 17

    Posing behind a curtain on the day before his 22nd birthday
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    FtM Transgender Journey 18

    Massie smiles as Reeny prepares his testosterone shot on the day before his birthday in an alley in St Louis
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    FtM Transgender Journey 19

    Massie, 27, and Sandra at a Pride in St Louis. ‘It’s the rarest of the rare, and the most healthy relationship I could ever hope for. We’re not just partners, we’re best friends. Sandra is my everything’
  20. FtM Transgender Journey 20

    FtM Transgender Journey 20

    ‘I started shaving before any hair had shown itself, because I wanted more to grow.’ Harrison, 22, looks in the mirror as he applies shaving foam