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Trans Singer Performs A Duet With Her Former Self

Four years, and one male-to-female transition later, this trans artist has produced a surreal and emotional performance.

1. In 2009, a few years before Kayhar underwent a male to female transition, she recorded herself singing a cover of “Battlefield” by Jordan Sparks.

2. Now in 2013, she has released a video in which she sings a duet with her former, pre-transition self:

3. Disclaimer: It’s going to give you chills.

4. The artist told The Huffington Post:


Progress for the trans community has been painfully slow. Despite some minor advances, society still sees us as only one of two things: sex objects or punch lines. Through my music, I hope to change that. Now is the time for a trans revolution. We’re more than what the media and society has portrayed us to be and the time has come to correct those wrongs.

5. Watch here:

For more information on Kayhar’s transition, check out her YouTube page.

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Sarah Karlan is the associate LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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