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The emotional moment a trans man sees his chest for the first time after top surgery

Nick Duffy February 19, 2020
The powerful clip shows bandages being carefully removed in hospital after top surgery.

The powerful clip shows bandages being carefully removed in hospital after top surgery.

A viral clip shows a trans man’s emotional reaction after waking up from top surgery.

Australian queer trans man Sol shared a powerful clip on Twitter of the bandages being carefully removed in hospital after his surgery.

Trans man shows his gender euphoria after top surgery

Seeing his chest for the first time, Sol is overcome with emotion, crying happy tears as the doctor checks for bruising.

He wrote: “i’d like to share my very personal chest reveal moment with the world, to hopefully show that despite the endless negative experiences we trans people have, we also get to experience some of the best feelings in the world.

“use this video to manifest your own future if you need to.”

The post has received 10 million views and 700,000 likes in just two days – as well as a tidal wave of support.

One user wrote: “I love seeing these videos. They are so revealing of the actual joy and emotions of my trans sibs. Well worth the feels in a yearning and relatable way.”

Another added: “Is there like. A word for the feeling you get watching other people get hit by the gender euphoria truck bc holy shit.”

The powerful clip shows bandages being carefully removed in hospital after top surgery.
The powerful clip shows bandages being carefully removed in hospital after top surgery.

A keen trans ally wrote: “This is why I support. You can see the relief in your face. How dare somebody even judge people for just wanting to feel right within themselves. Happy for you.”

‘Trans people are just trying to be happy’

Sol responded: “thank you to everyone who has shown their support after my chest reveal. bit painful/uncomfortable right now but nothing matters apart from how utterly content i am.

“i can’t express how thankful i am for every person who has shown their support. by posting this, i wish to show the humanity in trans people that a lot of bigots refuse to see. i also wish to ignite empathy for us. we are not bad or unnatural people. we’re just trying to be happy.”

Of course, there were also haters on hand, but they were frankly wasting their efforts.

Sol wrote: “to the transphobes that keep popping up in my notifications, i’d like you to know that you’re wasting your time. i’m trusting that karma will give you what you deserve :-)”

Related: YouTuber Ryan Cassata opens about his top surgery scars, tips for recovery and how it saved his life.

More: surgery, top surgery, Transgender

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