Before picture is pre-HRT (testosterone) and pre-weight loss surgery (vertical sleeve gastrectomy/VSG). I was unhappy and struggling with body image, trying and failing to love the body I was born with. Inside I knew I was a man but was too scared to let that show on the outside. I’d tried losing weight multiple times but every time I hit 20kg’s lost, the more of a man I felt like so in denial, I put that same 20kg’s back on plus some more.
During picture, I’m 1 year and 4 months on testosterone and 5 and a half months post sleeve. I’m feeling healthier and a lot more confident in myself. I’m more content with my body. I’m no longer afraid to be me.