Alia Ismail, from Detroit, Michigan, came out as a transgender man when she was 18 and began a medical transition that saw her take hormones and have her breasts removed at 20.
Reflecting on why she chose to transition, Alia, who suffered major trauma as a young woman, said: ‘I thought being a man was better. I felt safe for a while. I didn’t have to worry about other men tormenting me as much anymore.’
Her first step in her detransitioning journey was to stop taking testosterone. She made the choice to live as a woman without breasts, but two years on, she has decided to have a fat graft transfer to create breasts after growing ‘frustrated’ by her body.
Source: Detransitioner, 28, who had her breasts removed at 20 is having boob job to reclaim her femininity – as she warns other trans teens: ‘Being a woman is hard but rushing into surgery isn’t the answer’ | Daily Mail Online