Monika: Today’s interview will be with Ashley Jones, a video blogger that documents her transition on YouTube. Hello Ashley!
I have been on hormones for 1 year and I would like to try to reach out to the LGBT community and help in any way I can! I have been through a lot of pain in the time I've spent transitioning and I would like to help others get through it all and be proud of who they are. The transgender community has a 41% suicide rate and I think that enough is enough!! If I can help just 1% of that 41% than I will be happy.
Monika: Why did you decide to share your transition details on YouTube?
From then on I started my transition and after a while I started to try to help people instead of add more to the problem and my life changed in many positive ways and I felt better than I ever thought I could.
After about a year one on HRT my closest friend Puppy (nickname) kept pestering me over and over to “Make a YouTube girl!!!” and many others asked me as well until I finally said “Fine just stop bugging me about it!!”and so here I am now.
|Rocking out in her room.|
Monika: Are there any transgender role models that you follow?
|Closer and closer.|
I love Forever 21 and Hot Topic, Pacsun and Zumiez also American Eagle and Hollister (I know weird mix right??).
|Ashley before and after her transition.|
I do sometimes help trans people around the area when I can but like I said I try to reach out to everyone instead of just a small pocket of the world.
I have heard stories from many of my friends telling me they have been denied HRT because they choose not to have SRS. I think this is very wrong, some people just don’t want to take such drastic measures for many, many reasons including; fear of surgery, hoping for a better surgery in the future and financial issues.
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