The actress played the male role of Ryan Shaver and confirmed on Instagram that her pronoun is now “she/he.”
Tommy Dorfman. The 29-year-old actress wrote that she was “very excited to reintroduce myself as the woman I am today.”
“I am especially grateful to every trans person who has walked this path, broken down barriers and risked their lives to live authentically,” she added.
In an interview with Time magazine, Tommy said that for the past year she has been “privately identifying and living as a woman – a trans woman.”
She also said she has no intention of changing her name.
“I’m named after my mother’s brother, who died a month after I was born, and I feel very connected to that name, to my uncle, who held me in his arms when he died,” she said.
“This is the evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy,” she added.
Tommy has been showing off changes in her style and appearance on Instagram for months, and says she needs to speak publicly about her gender identity to maintain control over her own narrative.
“I was living in a different version of coming out where I didn’t feel safe enough to talk about it, so I just did it. But I realize that transition is beautiful. Why not let the world see what it looks like?” – she said.
“With this medical transition, the talk about my body started, and it started to seem overwhelming.”
Tommy said coming out “has always been seen as a grand reveal,” but “she’s never been out of place.”
“I view today as a reacquaintance with myself as a woman who has made the transition for medical reasons.”
It’s exciting to play women
Tommy added that “it’s impossible to separate my personal and professional transition.”
She got her first female role in Lena Dunham’s upcoming film, “Sharp Stick,” which she calls “exciting and affirming.”
“I’m thinking about how I can bring my trans body into film and television,” she said.
“Thank you to all the trans women who have shown me who I am, how to live, celebrate myself and have a place in this world,” she added on Instagram.”