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Will Varnum
Columbus, OH

Before Will Varnum began his transition from female to male, he spent a lot of time on the Internet, scrolling through resources, reading people who shared their own experiences. It made natural sense, eventually, for Will to turn the camera around on himself and begin making videos for his own channel when he started his own transition. He described in videos details about being transgender – that is, being born female but expressing and feeling for a long time that he is male and ultimately transitioning to live every day as the man he has long known himself to be.

Part of what drew him to the Internet was simply a lack of awareness about resources for transgender people in Ohio – and now, he knows that by providing documentation of his journey online, he’s helping other people who don’t have much exposure to the community. “There’s just this mecca of storytelling for transgender people on YouTube,” Will said. “There is like an endless amount of information that lives online, and so when I started transitioning I knew that I really wanted to make a channel to document mine.”

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