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Skip navigation! Story from Sex. This story was originally published on May 15, Update: Since we originally published this story on May 15, artists Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker have expanded on their photographic project, Relationship , which chronicled the pair's romantic relationship as Ernst transitioned from feminine to masculine expression and Drucker transitioned from masculine to feminine expression. Original Post: Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker didn't intend to turn their lives into a public photography exhibition.
By Carly Stern For Dailymail. Choosing to undergo gender reassignment surgery is an intensely personal and monumental decision — one that, understandably, many trans people choose not to reveal much about. The magazine has since released a nine-minute video documenting the experience, including interviews with Emmie, her identical twin brother Caleb, her mom, and her plastic surgeon. Scroll down for video. Big change: Emmie Smith, 18, was born Walker but transitioned from male to female as a teen. Brave: She let National Geographic's cameras come along for the momentous occasion. Love: Her mother Kate left , an Episcopal reverend, has been very supportive and was at the hospital for the surgery. Emmie is lucky in that her parents and twin have been very supportive throughout her transitional process, even if it was a shock to come to terms with.
In October , Emily Kaufman, then a year-old junior at the University of Michigan, told her story of trying to join a sorority as an out trans woman to Cosmopolitan. Emily never got a bid to a Michigan sorority — but the same month her story was published, she accomplished another one of her life goals: to undergo gender confirmation surgery. A little over a year later, Emily, now a year-old senior at Michigan and a board member at Point of Pride, a non-profit that supports the trans community, is sharing her experience of what it was really like to undergo gender confirmation surgery. I want people to know the truth.