13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman surprises fans with stunning announcement!

Atlanta, Georgia - Allow her to reintroduce herself! 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman surprises fans and officially comes as a transgender woman.

Tommy Dorfman announced on Instagram that she is a transgender woman in an emotional post.
Tommy Dorfman announced on Instagram that she is a transgender woman in an emotional post.  © screenshot/instagram/tommy.dorfman

On Thursday, in collaboration with her interview for Time, Tommy cleared the air about who she really is.

The actor shared in an emotional Instagram post that she doesn't count this as a "coming out" moment.

"It is not transition. Or it is, but not as an idea of going somewhere. Just that I am actually myself," she wrote.

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The Love, Victor star further explained, "It's funny to think about coming out, because I haven't gone anywhere. I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically. Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out. Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman."

In 2017, Tommy revealed herself as non-binary, using the pronouns they/them.

The 13 Reasons Why alum married Peter Zurkuhlen in 2016 after being engaged for about a year.

During her interview, the 29-year-old explained that she had been transitioning for about a year and divulged why she decided to fully share her truth.

"I’ve been living in this other version of coming out where I don’t feel safe enough to talk about it, so I just do it. But I recognize that transitioning is beautiful. Why not let the world see what that looks like? So I kept, on Instagram, a diaristic time capsule instead – one that shows a body living in a more fluid space," she expressed.

Way to be you, Tommy!

2021 has certainly been a very transformative year so far as Tommy isn't the first person to fully express their truth!

Other celebs that have stepped into their truth!

Elliot Page also came out as a transgender man in March.
Elliot Page also came out as a transgender man in March.  © screenshot/instagram/elliotpage

In March, Elliot, formerly Ellen, Page made his Instagram debut as a transgender man.

The Umbrella Academy star came out as a trans man in December 2020.

He gave his first sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey where he described his process as "live saving" and "such a freeing, freeing experience."

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Around the same, singer Demi Lovato also came out as non-binary and explained that patriarchy initially "held them back."

More and more influential people are owning their truths and living their fullest lives – and we're here for it!

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