|Cody Harman before and after|
By: William Martin WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) A brave man is going public with his story to help others.
30-year-old Cody Harman of California, has revealed how he overcame his fears of being judged by people and he finally feels comfortable in his skin.
Harman showed off his ripped body with six-pack abs and big muscles at a transgender bodybuilding competition, where he came in second place.
However, he was not always this way. Harman was born female and he was afraid to tell his parents that he was transgender.
“It seemed like everyone was getting married and I wanted to fit in. My upbringing was very religious so I was worried that people would realize I was gay if I didn’t have a husband,” Harman said.
Harman met a man online and they got along very well so he decided to get married, but he never wanted to have children.
However, he was very unhappy with himself and his marriage. Harman said that he went to culinary school to become a chef.
However, his accomplishment still did not help him be more happy.
Harman finally decided to come out as lesbian so that the shock is less for her friends and family. After a year, he finally revealed that he is transgender.
Harman, said that at first, his mother cried, but now she is very happy for him.
Harman posted a photo of himself in a gown next to the photo of himself at the competition and he wrote: “This is a pretty drastic comparison, it kind of makes me giggle. It is even hard for me to believe that the girl on the left was me or rather, not me at all.
“If anything, this picture is comparing the day I felt the most numb, indifferent, and hopeless versus the day that I felt the most alive. I am feeling grateful today to be alive, living more honestly, and with hope. I am looking forward to more moments on stage, more moments of growth, putting in hard work, and striving for more goals. Anything is possible.”
Harman set up a GoFundMe account, where he is seeking money to help complete his transition. He wrote that his next surgery is for a phalloplasty.
“To most, this surgery might seem cosmetic, but that is not the case. This surgery is not a choice for me, and is medically necessary.
“I hate asking for help, but I have gotten to the point where I realized I might need to. Anything helps and I can't thank you enough for your help in making me feel whole,” he wrote on GoFundMe.