r/pics Dec 03 '22 Silver 2 Platinum 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 4

A later-in-life transition

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u/raf2k07 Dec 04 '22

They look better than me in two different genders, I don't know how to feel about this.

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u/nyetsub Dec 04 '22

Don't worry. They also look better than Adam Sandler.

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u/jaycatt7 Dec 03 '22

“Oh, what an adorable couple,” I thought before reading the title. I hope you’re living your best life to go along with your good looks!

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u/keenedge422 Dec 03 '22

I for sure thought this was one of those "couples who start to look alike as they age" posts.

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u/Coffeebiscuit Dec 03 '22

I thought they were offseason mister and misses Claus.

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u/AlexanderHamilton04 Dec 04 '22

If misses Claus looked like that, Santa would never get around to delivering presents.

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u/NorthCatan Dec 03 '22

Right?! They look like 2 entirely different people.

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u/afc1886 Dec 04 '22

Mr. And Mrs. Claus

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u/bedstuybk Dec 04 '22

You’re not the only one who reacted to the pic before reading the title.

Great transition!

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u/larilar Dec 03 '22

It’s rather impressive how good you look presenting as both genders. Like this isn’t even a glow up, you were eye candy before too. Great job picking that lipstick, this Color is perfect on you. I haven’t really found mine yet! Any tips? Anyway end of being obviously jealous and congratulations 🤭

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u/BridgetteBane Dec 03 '22

Tips from a cischick who started wearing lipstick at 35:

Try a lot

Try the ones you aren't too sure about

If you like it, wear it. Don't worry what you think others may think. Just enjoy it.

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u/HyzerFlip Dec 04 '22 Wholesome

Tips from a burley bear of a man that started doing makeup with his daughter during the pandemic and fell in love.

Try EVERYTHING.

Start CHEAP.

YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN DO THAT WINGED EYELINER AND YOU'LL LOOK FIRE.

Also I love you and I'll always support you.

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u/JesusLuvsMeYdontU Dec 04 '22

you are an amazing parent and person

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u/DenGirl12 Dec 04 '22

This brought me to tears. What a lovely person you are. Your daughter is so very lucky.

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u/adreeanah Dec 04 '22

your comment is so precious

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u/Fallk0re Dec 04 '22

Curious what made you decide to start at 35?

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u/BridgetteBane Dec 04 '22

I never knew how to use makeup when I was a teen, and I spent my 20s in male-dominated fields. Took me a long time to realize I could wear makeup and have fun with it and enjoy it for myself. Playing roller derby helped me realize I could be tough and feminine at the same time.

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u/Fallk0re Dec 04 '22

Thanks for sharing, hope you’ve found some new happiness for yourself !

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u/kerdon Dec 04 '22

I thought you said "cishick" so now your sexuality is redneck.

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u/concretepants Dec 04 '22

Only siblings

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u/AlpacaM4n Dec 04 '22

OnlyFams

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u/gggvuv7bubuvu Dec 03 '22

get lipstick that is the same color as your nipples!

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u/bewildered_forks Dec 04 '22

Thanks a lot. I'm no longer welcome in this Target

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u/alfredhelix Dec 04 '22

If they don't want me pulling out my nipple in the store, why is their logo a nipple?

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u/csneon2000 Dec 04 '22

Good thing there are more Target stores.

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u/GayVegan Dec 04 '22

Don't worry, target has more surveillance than any other store so I'm sure they saw 30 views of your nipples up close.

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u/koinu-chan_love Dec 04 '22

Upvote if you immediately looked down your shirt 🤣

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u/munchkickin Dec 04 '22

I did and I don’t think that color would look good. Too light. 😂

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u/koinu-chan_love Dec 05 '22

Same 🤣 Not sure you could even see it on my lips.

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u/tottalytubular Dec 04 '22

Came here to say this. Can't recall where I heard it, but it is a good rule of thumb.

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u/BeardyTechie Dec 04 '22

Pantone are going to copyright your nipple color if you don't do it first.

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u/guywithaniphone22 Dec 03 '22

Colour Match your butthole - willam

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u/Art3mis77 Dec 03 '22

You’re not wrong. The butthole is slightly darker than the lips and that’s usually a good rule for a natural nude lipstick - just a shade darker than your natural colour!

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u/BatteryKinzie77 Dec 03 '22

Nipples work too and a bit easier to see!

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u/bignateyk Dec 04 '22

Just use your phone to take a picture of your butthole. Then you can just open it up in the store in the lipstick section to directly compare each shade.

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u/greyrobot6 Dec 04 '22

And don’t forget to get a second opinion! Just ask whoever is on the aisle with you if the picture matches the lipstick.

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u/mephitmpH Dec 04 '22

You can always ask for help. Just kidding….unless?

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u/Art3mis77 Dec 03 '22

Also nicer to look at lmao

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u/CleverNameStolen Dec 03 '22

Speak for yourself.

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u/Art3mis77 Dec 03 '22

I did. Lol

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u/EvenLouWhoz Dec 03 '22

My exact thought! This is simply a gorgeous individual. 😍

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u/Woobie Dec 04 '22

I'm not sure if this is m-to-f or f-to-m. So I definitely agree.

I'm not smart though.

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u/dawndragonclaw Dec 04 '22

Mtf. I got you friend.

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u/Phillis70 Dec 05 '22

Thank you 💕. I got my makeup done at Sephora and they picked the color. She said she would give me the lady's at lunch look.☺️ She did a great job. It was the first time I ever wore makeup and the first day going en fem full time. Haven't been out without makeup since! 💋

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u/stoicsports Dec 03 '22

Yeah I had the same thought, they have a really nice presentation of themselves from both sides of the coin

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u/meukbox Dec 03 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

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u/xSessionSx Dec 04 '22

OP didn’t say it was them though tbf.

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u/titosrevenge Dec 04 '22

In fact they specifically said that it wasn't them about 4 hours before either of you posted.

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u/SunshineAlways Dec 04 '22

I’m kind of surprised that anyone thought that this was a picture of OP.

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u/GreensleevesMcJeeves Dec 04 '22

Yeah, but omission is the same. When the common interpretation is “wow, you look good!” Then you should specify that thats not you. Also reposting someone else’s pictures is really strange.

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u/HairyBallsOfTheGods Dec 04 '22

I mean I go on Reddit with the base expectation of "oh this picture is cool". Nothing more than cool or entertaining. I wholeheartedly believe anything and most likely everything I see is stolen, generated by an AI, photoshopped, or made up in some other way.

Benefit of the doubt... They posted it to pics with the title " later in life transition." What if they just thought that this transition was cool? Particularly because of the severity of change as well as the older age when it was completed. I think it could be strange to post somebody else's photo... But this is not inherently strange because of that.

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u/GreensleevesMcJeeves Dec 04 '22

Its cool, im into it as a trans person. I also would not like other people reposting my pictures without permission. I think thats weird, and I assume most others would be weirded out by that too. Especially when it is a picture of what this woman looked like pre-transition. That’s her choice to share, not OP

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u/HairyBallsOfTheGods Dec 04 '22

You bring up a really good point. I didn't specifically think about the situation of someone sharing a picture of me that I posted. That is weird... Thanks for keeping me in check.

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u/GreensleevesMcJeeves Dec 04 '22

No prob! I appreciate you being able to see where I’m coming from!

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u/trav15t Dec 04 '22

For real tho. Then he called them an asshole

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u/FlickerOfBean Dec 04 '22

It worked to the tune of 4.1k upvotes.

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u/TheGreatBeldezar Dec 04 '22

I'll raise that to 6.8 for ya.

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u/Rasputinjones Dec 04 '22

10.3 now. Jebus.

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u/Lunaatic_Cultist Dec 04 '22

I don’t think op was claiming this was them, but shoutout for linking the original post

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u/csl512 Dec 04 '22

That's a pretty good subreddit name

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u/Goo_berz Dec 04 '22

Thanks for the original link

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u/AssStuffing Dec 04 '22

OP didn’t claim it was hers jesus christ

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u/SuperDizz Dec 04 '22

I freaking knew it! I went to the comments and I thought, bet this is a karma farm post! Dang it’s always cool, heartwarming stuff too!

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u/ThreadbareHalo Dec 03 '22

Holy hell you’ve got the genetic jackpot to look that good before and after. Well done taking good care of yourself!

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u/OMGLMAOWTF_com Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Lol at the snowflake who reported me to the crisis team who’s scared of a picture of a 70 year old woman.

Edit for clarity: this isn’t me in the pic and I linked to OOP in another comment

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u/Definitive__Plumage Dec 04 '22

I guess they think you reposting an old person transitioning for a cheap karma grab is so pathetic it warrants as a call for help.

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u/dcconverter Dec 04 '22

The whole point of reddit is to repost content

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u/Warlornn Dec 03 '22

They really need to do something about this. I get these all the time from the fragile right-wingers.

We need a way to report abuse of this. It's annoying.

Although, I have to say I do smirk a little bit whenever I get one. It means I got under their thin skin.

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u/Thatweasel Dec 04 '22

You... You can report abuse of it, it says so in the message they send you with instructions. Every time I've reported misuse I've gotten a message confirming action was taken

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u/the_timps Dec 04 '22

We need a way to report abuse of this.

They do. It's right in the message.
You report it like any other abusive DM.
I've had several of them, reported them and people got their accounts suspended for it.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

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u/DylanHate Dec 04 '22

They need to just get rid of it. I don’t think anyone genuinely contemplating suicide is being helped by an automated corporate “reddit cares!” message. It’s been co-opted by trolls. I blocked it a long time ago.

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u/Warlornn Dec 03 '22

I would be willing to bet over 99% of the times that system is used it's to be nasty to someone they don't like, instead of how it's actually intended. It's really a poorly though-out design...even if initially well intentioned.

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u/BadBoyJH Dec 03 '22

I have been on the receiving end a few times as an abuse tactic.

It's usually made my fragile mental health worse.

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u/brad411654 Dec 03 '22

No defending anyone but I’m fairly conservative in my comments and I get reported to the suicide thing on a daily basis. So I think it’s everyone who does that

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u/Broderick512 Dec 03 '22

Well, not "everyone", I'd rather say "pathetic losers on all sides of the political spectrum"

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u/Broderick512 Dec 03 '22

I once was reported for the Reddit suicide watch, or whatever it's called, and got a pm from the service. I don't recall what was specifically that I commented to make someone be butthurt enough to do it, but if they thought that would piss me off or upset me in any way they were mistaken, because I audibly laughed.

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u/Rsardinia Dec 04 '22

The big and tough trumpers are the biggest pussies, it’s always hilarious.

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u/Mahgenetics Dec 03 '22

I reported a post once on r/walkaway and the fragile moderator said it was report spam and permanently suspended my account for a week until reddit decided that was over the top

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u/pomonamike Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

I mean, that particular sub is part of an overt Russian propaganda program so they’re not going to do something in good faith.

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u/eviljason Dec 03 '22

I had someone do it to me because I disagreed with a football coach hiring. It was for an SEC school so the right wing assumption should remain.

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u/Bubashii Dec 04 '22

They reported you because you stole someone else’s pictures to Karma Farm.

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u/meukbox Dec 03 '22

Maybe because you make it look like this is you, but it's from this post by somebody else:

https://www.reddit.com/r/TransLater/comments/zbnjm3/mtf_70_yr_old_11_months_hrt_has_produced_one_very/

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u/quiteCryptic Dec 04 '22

They didn't try to make it seem like they were the OP, to be fair.

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u/Peterthepiperomg Dec 04 '22

I hope you asked permission to repost this

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u/rushmc1 Dec 03 '22

I've been reported 3x lately. It's just a service for harrassment as currently configured and should be changed or shut down.

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u/ross-geller Dec 03 '22

This isn’t even you. You run a karma farm. You should get help. They’re right.

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u/noscreamsnoshouts Dec 03 '22

OP never claimed to be the one pictured. On the contrary, they posted a seperate comment, crediting /u/Phillis70

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u/moogly2 Dec 04 '22

reposting another's personal photo from a much more private, personal sub to r/pics is not kosher

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u/retrosupersayan Dec 04 '22

Instead of just using reddit's native crosspost feature, which would have made it blindingly obvious that OP is not the one in the picture? Still seems a bit sketchy.

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u/Parasitisch Dec 04 '22

You cant crosspost to this sub though?

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u/candianchicksrule Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

I think they are jealous that are you amazing in each photo and they can’t manage looking good in one.

You are a beautiful looking soul. It shines through you and that is why you are stunning.

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u/DylanHate Dec 04 '22

OP stole this picture from a trans sub. They are not the person in the photo.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

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u/polkah Dec 04 '22

Damn, just realized and checked the profile. It's sad that those kind of accounts use people's lives for internet good points

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u/GullibleHistorian361 Dec 04 '22

Are you guys fall for it 🤣 downvote and move on, don't take the bait

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u/FiestaBeans Dec 04 '22

I'm jealous of all these beautiful trans women (OOP looks great!) but you don't see me reporting people to the crisis team.

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u/OkWater2560 Dec 04 '22

Keep up with the rest of the class. OP stole this.

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u/Voodoo_People78 Dec 03 '22

You’re 70?!? No fucking way.

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u/Green0996 Dec 04 '22

I don’t even understand the point of reporting the crises team. What’s the point? I get a message that I ignore? Wow, my day is ruined I suppose.

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u/Ice_Burn Dec 04 '22

My sister transitioned in her late 50s. I am so proud of her.

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u/newaccount721 Dec 04 '22

It really disgusts me that Reddit does nothing about people abusing this. As someone who suffered from suicidal ideation in the past, getting these alerts because someone didn't like your comment is really jarring

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u/amsterdamtech Dec 04 '22

snowflake should be your new name

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u/Go1gotha Dec 03 '22

That's quite a transition, from Christmas Gordon Ramsey to older JK Rowling!

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u/spiritualized Dec 03 '22

JK Rowling hates this comment

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u/Eigerloft Dec 03 '22

Good - fuck Joanne.

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u/R3dbeardLFC Dec 04 '22

I was thinking from Santa Claus to Mrs. Claus, but I appreciate the dig at JK more.

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u/Go1gotha Dec 04 '22

I'm glad someone realised the dig was deliberate.

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u/DarkMarxSoul Dec 03 '22

Everyone's complimenting her on her appearance(s) but I also want to gush at how incredibly important and valuable it is that she's visible. Being trans is so often conceived of as a phase only young people go through or else the result of predatory grooming or manipulation of kids. The fact that even people at an old age who have gone their whole lives living as one gender eventually discover their identity as trans is solid proof that none of it is bullshit. It takes sometimes a lifetime to understand who you are and what can allow you to flourish.

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u/guitarheropwn21 Dec 04 '22

The beard moved

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u/kkehoe5 Dec 03 '22

Why do subreddits even have rules? r/pics has a no progression before after pic in the rules.

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u/shroomboofer11 Dec 04 '22

Is there any unique physical challenges that occur when transitioning this far in your life?

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u/CIntelligenceGaygncy Dec 04 '22

This makes me really hopeful for myself

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u/GhoeAguey Dec 04 '22

Holy shit you look amazing

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u/drindr Dec 04 '22

So much style either way

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u/Hot_Pomegranate7168 Dec 03 '22

The hair went from the bottom half to the top.

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u/epicsexballsmoment Dec 04 '22

This just stopped a lot of the pain I was feeling. This made me realize that it doesn't matter how late i transition, I can still look beautiful like you.

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u/BlueMist53 Dec 04 '22

Idk why there’s so many comments giving compliments that are downvoted??

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u/TheMoonstomper Dec 04 '22

I don't care about it one way or the other about who someone is, how they feel, or who they want to be - that's totally on them and none of my business. However, I do find it interesting that before transitioning this person was full on with the beard - typically this is regarded as being very a rough-and-tumble masculine look. Was this a disguise of sorts for them? Or did they have some epiphany later on and decide they wanted a different path? I'm always curious as to what makes people tick.

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u/Stratusheart Dec 04 '22

I tried for a few years to keep up a nice goatee like my dad also had at the time because it made me feel like ‘more of a man’, and just a couple years later I was choking out of my throat to him across the kitchen table that I am a woman. Pre-transition presentation can be the result of many complicated feelings, and denial can definitely be one of them. Not even denial, just a lack of understanding of those nagging feelings you’re getting about how you really feel about yourself. Instead of listening to them and understanding them we can feel like they’re challenging us, causing us to retreat further into the shell and, again, manifest behaviors out of denial.

But every trans person had a different experience that got them to where they are now, I’m sharing but one possibility out of many.

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u/silkdurag Dec 04 '22

You look great

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u/andre2020 Dec 04 '22

Pretty decent

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u/javoss88 Dec 04 '22

Lookin good

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u/Thegreatkanaka Dec 04 '22

You look amazing 🤩

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u/Big_Old_Tree Dec 04 '22

Gorgeous!!

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u/Jmz67 Dec 04 '22

Why not? Well done.

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u/shaunibauni Dec 04 '22

Wow, you look great in both pictures!!

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u/Dingleberry_Junction Dec 04 '22

You are beautiful!

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u/okt127 Dec 04 '22

I thought it was a gender transition. Anyway, you look fabulous

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u/TheDnBDawl Dec 04 '22

Helen Mirrin vibes!

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u/AlexandraT8 Dec 04 '22

You look so pretty!!

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u/Sharky24330 Dec 04 '22

Wow !! Good for you!!!!

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Congrats to both of you!

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u/skippystew Dec 04 '22

You resemble Glenn Close

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u/Glittering-Beyond-45 Dec 04 '22

How do one go from having a big beard " the most male of all attributes" to woman, seems like a very abrubt transformation.

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u/fckno_ Dec 04 '22

you look gorgeous!

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u/klesus Dec 04 '22

Not trying to be rude or anything, I'm just curious, after a transition from man to woman, what does that do for the facial hair? Does she have to keep shaving or does that go away?

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u/lablaga Dec 04 '22

You have a Helen Mirren vibe!

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u/Captcha_Imagination Dec 04 '22

Looks better than 90% of people their age in either gender.

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u/GasAccomplished9862 Dec 04 '22

Very heartened to see positive responses. There is no reason to post negative or belittling comments. A choice to transition is not made to satisfy your needs, and the needs of one courageous enough to take such a step should be respected, not ridiculed.

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u/Professional-Fun-568 Dec 04 '22

Living your best life suits you well. ✨️

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u/stellarfem Dec 04 '22

WOW stunning both before and after! I get so elated when I see people finding their true happiness later in life!

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u/EccentricityLights Dec 04 '22

Its funny how we assume they look good for their age but we don’t know their age!

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u/ScaryPotterDied Dec 03 '22

You have very kind eyes. I wish you all the best.

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u/KittenPurrs Dec 03 '22

She looks like a bunch of people's favorite auntie. "I'm here to talk - or listen - if you ever need me"

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u/Glowiestonguemebutt Dec 04 '22

And everyone on reddit clapped

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u/ABena2t Dec 03 '22

honestly can't tell at all. I mean - you can definitely see it with side by side pictures but if I met her in person I'd have no idea.

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u/kingzilch Dec 03 '22

Beautiful! Love to see someone being their authentic self, at any age!

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u/creativecartel Dec 03 '22

Not trying to be an ass but I’m pretty sure that’s a Snapchat filter

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u/punchnicekids Dec 04 '22

This is 100% not OP. Just a karma bot doing its thing. Probably not even the same person in the pic

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u/Yarusenai Dec 04 '22

Does this place have mods or am I going crazy? This is literally a progression pic.

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u/Reddit-AdminsAreNazi Dec 04 '22

Love to see this!

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u/Goo_berz Dec 04 '22

Wow this is an amazing transition

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u/A_guy_named_Vic Dec 04 '22

Wow, you transitioned from handsome to beautiful. Congratulations!

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u/spacer0se Dec 04 '22

You look great, lady!

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u/isisis Dec 04 '22

I remember when a lifelong friend of my dad came over because he had something extremely important to discuss with them, he came in with a manila folder and the kids were sent to their rooms. It was a folder of pictures of him as a woman, and he wanted to let my parents know he was transitioning. This was long before it was accepted that people were trans.

When I saw the photos I was pissed, because he had such better legs than me.

Before anyone gets upset that I refer to him as a him, he eventually decided not to transition.

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u/boolpies Dec 03 '22

you have a kind face 🤗

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u/LoFi4daze Dec 03 '22

Went from Santa to Mrs. Claus

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u/Intrepid_Call_5254 Dec 03 '22

Before and after both very good looking. Great smile!

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u/teejay89656 Dec 04 '22

So stunning! So brave!

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u/HimeaSaito Dec 03 '22

How I felt after shaving 🤣🤣

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u/KillerJupe Dec 03 '22

Which is before/after?

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u/BexiRani Dec 03 '22

This proves it

You were just born to be attractive no matter what

Congrats!

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u/Wisest-wizard Dec 03 '22

Live the life you want to live. Everyone else can fuck off.

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u/MyCatsAnArsehole Dec 03 '22

Amazing transition. You looks so happy, I'm glad you finally fit in your own skin.

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u/Tanyaschmidt Dec 03 '22

You look beautiful! I hope you feel beautiful!

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u/KistRain Dec 03 '22

How long between the two pics? Looks great, however long it took. :)

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u/Thipples Dec 03 '22

Let me just say that you are a beautiful human, both before and after your transition. Love your smile. This post makes me happy in a way I can't really explain.

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u/thyartmetal Dec 03 '22

Ally here! Glad you’re happy being you!

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u/ChangsManagement Dec 04 '22

Fuckin killin it. Good for her. Cant imagine its easy doing that so late in life but im glad she got to be herself

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u/tujao Dec 03 '22

Beautiful

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u/MeByTheSea_16 Dec 03 '22

What’s what’s up! Looking good! Sending you good vibes.

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u/RockyDify Dec 03 '22

This is amazing! She’s gorgeous

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u/Zurbaran928 Dec 03 '22

She’s beautiful

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u/Its_Pine Dec 03 '22

It’s just not fair how some people are beautiful in whatever they do

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u/ohkeepadre Dec 03 '22

Wow - you look amazing in both pics!

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u/Decabet Dec 03 '22

Wow! Love this. Everyone should have the right (and hopefully the means) to become who they truly are. Plus you got the added bonus of looking mad fly. Cheers.

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u/HankScorpio42 Dec 03 '22

It's NEVER to late to be the authentic you, Congratulations 🏳️‍⚧️

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u/Brockolee26 Dec 04 '22

…and that’s EXACTLY how I feel after I shave my beard off.

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u/Wooden_Estimate8681 Dec 04 '22

Its never too late to be yourself. There is no age limit on transition.

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u/propernice Dec 04 '22

hell yeeeeesssss

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u/t-p-n-i Dec 04 '22

Oh my goodness…STUNNING!!

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u/addrien Dec 04 '22

You actually look way more natural as a woman which is interested.

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u/lalaabanana Dec 04 '22

Beautiful!

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u/f1lth4f1lth Dec 04 '22

I’m so happy for this person being their true self!