'13 Reasons Why' Star Reintroduces Herself As A Transgender Woman


Tommy Dorfman is making things clear to his fans in new Time magazine interview.

The '13 Reasons Why' star will now be using pronouns "she" and "her." She was very clear in saying this was not a "coming out" for her but about "clarity" that she is a "trans woman."

She says, “I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically," however Dorfman will not be changing her name. " “I’m named after my mom’s brother who passed a month after I was born, and I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he was dying. This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy.”

The 29-year-old says she "feared" her transition would have a negative impact on her career. “I feared that by actively transitioning in my personal life, I would lose whatever career I’ve been told I’m supposed to have,” she said. “But I’m no longer interested in playing ‘male’ characters — except for maybe in a ‘Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan’ way. Sometimes you just have to say, ‘No, this is just who I fucking am.’”

“I was in a nine-year relationship in which I was thought of as a more male-bodied person, with a gay man,” she said. “I love him so much, but we’ve been learning that as a trans woman, what I’m interested in is not necessarily reflected in a gay man. So we’ve had incredible conversations to redefine our relationship as friends.” 

“All I can do now is look to a future where I am, hopefully, just radically honest,” she continued. “That’s the person I am becoming.”

Read Dorfman's full interview with Time here.


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