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Tommy Dorfman portrayed the character of Ryan Shaver on the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why.

So the television star is pretty well known to a certain segment of television viewers.

And yet:

Dorfman is now here to reintroduce herself to the world…

… as a woman.

“For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman — a trans woman,” Tommy told Time Magazine in a new interview with an interview with novelist Torrey Peters.

“It’s funny to think about coming out, because I haven’t gone anywhere.

“I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically.”

Added Dorfman:

“Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy.”

The actress, who has been chronicling her changes in style and appearance for a number of months on Instagram, says she felt the need to publicly address her gender identity in order to maintain control of her own narrative.

She wants to be in control.

“I’ve been living in this other version of coming out where I don’t feel safe enough to talk about it, so I just do it. But I recognize that transitioning is beautiful. Why not let the world see what that looks like?” she said.

“So I kept, on Instagram, a diaristic time capsule instead — one that shows a body living in a more fluid space.

“However, I’ve learned as a public-facing person that my refusal to clarify can strip me of the freedom to control my own narrative.

“With this medical transition, there has been discourse about my body, and it began to feel overwhelming.”

Dorfman says she will not change her name.

It was given in honor of her mother’s brother… who died shortly after she was born.

“I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip


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