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This pre-op transgender man’s shirtless Instagram photos have gone viral

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A trans man’s topless photos of his taped-up pre-surgery chest have gone viral.

Colter Alexander, a 24-year old from Denver, Colorado, posted the pictures on Instagram to change the narrative around trans people.

It’s a move that some people may find shocking when paired with the overused narrative of ‘trans people hating their bodies until they are able to physically transition’ (if they choose to).

(Instagram/Colter Alexander)
(Instagram/Colter Alexander)

But Colter explained: “I’ve learned to love parts of myself I may have never discovered before,” reported Yahoo Style.

“There’s a lot going on upstairs all the time but when you have to battle yourself every day, you learn a new appreciation for loving yourself.”

Life was difficult for Colter before he realised that he was trans.


“The more I looked in the mirror, the more depressed I became,” he recalled.

And a process as important and life-changing as transitioning is not something that happens overnight, he said – neither mentally nor physically.

“Change is always hard and different and confusing and frustrating, but most importantly, change takes time,” he wrote on Instagram.

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