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Is This Going To Make Me A Different Person? Gender Transition Questions Answered

Tor Des Roches is medically transitioning from female to male. Julian Harris already has and remembers how "one day you're getting sir'd and he'd, and the next day you're getting she'd and her'd."
Julian Harris (left) tells Tor Des Roches what he can expect as he begins medically transitioning from female to male. Source: Courtesy of Julian Harris; Andrew Jones/Courtesy of Tor Des Roches

When you're facing a major life change, it helps to talk to someone who's already been through it. All Things Considered is connecting people on either side of a shared experience, and they're letting us eavesdrop on their conversations in our series Been There.

Tor Des Roches is right in the middle of a long, life-changing process. It started years ago, when, as a

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