Lucy’s Transition Journey

Lost In Transition's Lucy shares how her transition journey has changed her perspective on being a transgender woman.

July 07, 2018
By: Marina Luciano-Carson

On the season finale of TLC's Lost In Transition, Lucy revealed herself for the first time to her wife, Cindy. Although this is not the first time Lucy has been out on the town, this marked a major step in her transition journey.

Now, Lucy reveals why it was so important to share her transition journey with the world, and gives insight into what the transition process has meant for her. If you are transgender and thinking about coming out for the first time, use this resource for strategies on how to share this new phase of your life with loved ones. Then read Lucy's responses to some important questions about her journey.

Why was it important to you and your family to share the journey of your transition?
First and foremost, I wanted to be seen. I did not want to hide in plain sight any longer. That's what it is like to be transgender and not have the courage to be who you are. My family and the public's angry perception has been well known and outspoken for as long as I can remember. I was tired of being silent when everyone else was so outspoken.

Photo by: TLC

TLC

What is the biggest lesson you've learned since starting your transition?
That a relationship can grow stronger. It was imperative to work on my mental and emotional well-being before any physical transition. Whether I revealed that I was trans or not, the negative reactions and opinions from others were very detrimental.

Describe a moment when you first started to feel like your true self.

I had finally reached my peak of size and strength after working out for many years. I was flexing in the mirror admiring my accomplishment and my heart sunk, and I realized I never really wanted my masculinity. I just didn't realize it until I accomplished it fully. I had lost my femininity, I was completely fearful that I could not get it back. At my age, this was my last chance.

Photo by: TLC

TLC

What advice would you give to others starting their transitions?
Be realistically insightful. Design a transition that is right for you, that involves mental balance, emotional well-being and biological structuring that is healthy and realistic. It's about being the BEST version of you. Fashion is your friend, it changes like the wind, you can dress for any occasion or emotion!

See Lucy's transition journey from the very beginning by downloading the TLC GO app or visiting TLC.com/LostInTransition. Learn more about how to support trans families and their allies at TLC.com/TransitionResources.

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