As Julia Kaye intended to write to book just for herself, she was more honest about her emotions and that honesty shines through her work.
It takes a lot of courage to come out as trans and it also involves battling and living with gender dysphoria. Julia Kaye came out as trans more than 4 years ago, but the journey wasn't easy. The cartoonist found a therapeutic way to help her with the transition — by making comics to document it. The comics reflect her journey including moments of insecurity and small joys in life. Even the seemingly small act of buying a dress was a huge step towards transitioning to her true self. The comics also capture the reactions of and support of her loved ones including family. In many ways, the comic helped her get there. "It got me to set aside time at the end of my day to reflect on how I was feeling. And because I was making the comics for myself, I allowed myself to be more honest than I might have been otherwise," Kaye told Bored Panda. She did eventually share them with the public in the hope that it helps others who are contemplating coming out as trans or making the transition easier for those who are fighting gender dysphoria. Here are some of her work.