Trans Model Aydian Downing Has A Clear Message To All The Haters

Dan Tracer

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“Put a shirt on!”
It’s a pretty common thing said to me. It makes me wonder- Is it because I was born Female that so many people insist having my shirt off is me being ‘topless’?
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Cis-men walk around daily, post IG posts, FB, Snapchat, all of it- and are seen as ‘ok’ no matter the age, size, color, anything- to have a shirt off. But once Transmen who work their ass off the AFFORD Top Surgery start posting shirtless photos- it’s now seen as ‘too much’ or ‘topless’.
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I don’t wear a shirt in the Summer time mostly because I work daily in my studio with no a/c and only a garage door as my ‘window’. It’s hot, humid, and damn I work my tail off! Plus, I paid good money to have this surgery done to feel more in my skin, why wouldn’t I want to be proud of that accomplishment?!
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But we continue to tell Transmen to ‘Put a shirt on’. •••••
I say- TAKE YOUR SHIRT OFF!
You aren’t too fat.
You aren’t too skinny.
You aren’t not ‘manly’ enough.
You aren’t too black or too white.
You aren’t post-op? Who cares?!
You are female identifying? Who cares?! ••••
I say #freethenipple! Or maybe you don’t even have nipples?! Let those non nipple chests out of their cages!
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STOP letting people make you feel SHAME because you are confident in yourself enough to be shirtless.
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Let the bare chests FREE!! #Ftm #loveyourself #itsfreakinghot #summertime #freethenipple #femaletomale #transgender #stopshamingnow #topsurgery #femaletomale #alionsfears #aydiandowling”— Aydian Dowling, in an Instagram post accompanying the above image

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