Tommy Dorfman is reintroduced as a trans woman, using social media to say my pronouns are her / her. I am especially grateful to every trans person who has walked this path, broken down barriers and risked her life to live authentically and radically like herself before me. Thank you to all trans women who showed me who I am, how to live, celebrate myself, and take space in this world she wrote. Dorfman, who played Ryan Shaver in 13 Reasons Why, a parle at Time , telling the publication, For a year, I have been in private identify and live as a woman - a trans woman. C 'Funny to think of going out, because I haven't been anywhere she continued. I see today as a reintroduction to myself as a woman, having made a medical transition. Coming out is always considered a big eye-opener, but I have never been absent. Today, this is clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she / she. My name is Tommy. Tommy Dorfman spoke to Time about his identity as a trans woman .Dorfman added that she wanted to let the world see what the transition looks like, and says that over the past few months, she has documented her transition on data Instagram . Learn more I live in this other version of coming out where I don't feel safe enough to talk about it, so I do. But I recognize that the transition is beautiful. Why nots let the world see what that looks like? she said. So I kept, on Instagram, a time capsule instead - one that shows a living body in a more fluid space. . However, I have learned as an audience-oriented person that my refusal to clarify can deprive me of the freedom to control my own narrative. With this medical transition, there was a talk about my body, and it started to feel overwhelming to me. Dorfman says she will keep her name, which is in honor of her late mother's brother. long after he was born. I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he died, she said. It 's an evolution by Tommy. I'm becoming more Tommy. I love my name, I want to keep my name and breathe new life into my name she continued. I am really proud of the person I am. was too. I think it is important to recognize this. I'm proud of who I've been in the pastyears, regardless of years. GLAAD responded to the news on Thursday with a statement, claiming that the public announcement of Dorfman would inspire many young people. Tommy Dorfman shares that she is a transgender woman will inspire so many trans youth and also reminds us that when it comes to queer identity, there is no specific timeline or roadmap to follow, ”said Anthony Allen Ramos, GLAAD Talent Manager. “Tommy received the Rising Star Award from GLAAD in 2017 for using his platform to gain attention. important issues affecting LGBTQ people, and she continues this work at a time when the trans community faces attacks in states across the country. Tommy is a talented artist, and we look forward to the stories she will tell about the trans community.