Jaime Raines is a transgender man and popular YouTuber who has been documenting his transition for awhile, especially the effects of testosterone on his face and body. He started taking T (testosterone) at 18 and is now 21. As you can see in the video below, the hormone has had a huge effect on things we probably think of as immutable, like Jaime's cheeks and the shape of his nose. Jaime told BuzzFeed News that testosterone has also affected his voice, making it drop to a much lower register after around 6 months of therapy. The video below shows all the selfies in about 30 seconds, and it is trippy:
Jaime even took a before and after shot wearing the same outfit, and you'd guess they were photos of two people in the same family, not the same person:
Jaime has this advice for anyone thinking about transitioning and taking testosterone: patience, patience, patience. He told BuzzFeed News that things don't happen all at once, but you'll get there:
What advice would you give to other trans guys who are about to start testosterone?
JR: That patience is your best friend with transitioning and it’s good to surround yourself with a community or friends and family that will support you – either online or in real life. Ask questions of people who’ve already gone through it. It feels like it takes ages for things to start happening but then when it does start everything changes really quickly. Now people are surprised when I tell them I’m trans. I had a job interview recently and when I told them they thought I was going to transition from male to female!