Actress, model, dancer, and activist Leyna Bloom is making history along with Sports Illustrated. She has become the first Black, Asian transgender woman on the cover of Swimsuit, the annual magazine published by Sports Illustrated.
21-year-old Jamie Raines of Essex, England never felt quite comfortable being in a girl’s body, so just before his 18th birthday he started taking testosterone as part of a gender transition.
Over the course of more than three years, Jamie documented the transformation his body underwent by taking a photo a day. The 1,400 photos were recently compiled into a time lapse video showing the dramatic change from female to male appearance.
Explaining to DIYP why he created the video, Jamie said: “I decided to make it because I wanted something to document my transition, concentrating on facial changes, and also I was really into photography at the time, so the two came together”.