Former Marine reveals jaw-dropping transgender transformation

I Would Have Been Discharged From The Military If I Came Out As Trans
I Would Have Been Discharged From The Military If I Came Out As Trans


Meet Sona Avedian, a 33-year-old former marine, who has become an internet sensation after a video documenting her incredible transgender transformation went viral.

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Sona, formerly known as Matthew, says her "identity crisis" started when she was just a young child.

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Confused and unable to grasp her true identify, Avedian says she "hid behind the mask of a U.S. Marine." This meant bulking up to 240 lbs., growing a large beard and driving a muscle car.

Avedian also bravely served six combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. She then proceeded to marry a woman and had a daughter, too. At the time, neither knew of her life-altering secret.

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In 2012, Sona came out as transgender and began her amazing transition. The former Marine "amicably" divorced from her wife and now lives in Austin, Texas where she works as a Lyft and Uber driver.

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Watch Avedian's transformation video here:



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