Dylan Mulvaney is going under the knife.
The TikToker and trans activist is undergoing facial feminization surgery and is giving her fans updates every step of the way. One day after sharing a video from a medical examination before surgeryDylan posted a video of himself excited out of bed on December 16, with the caption: “It’s Action Day!!!” A few hours later, she shared a video to go to the operating room by a friend.
Moments before his proceedings, Dylan also posted a “duet” video of herself in a medical gown and hair cap, interspersed with a pep talk she received from her friend Mercury Stardustknown on TikTok as “Trans Handy Madame”.
“I’m really proud of you for taking matters into your own hands when it comes to gender affirmation,” Mercury said, as Dylan responded with tears and gratitude. “I want you to take some time today or tomorrow and reflect on how much you’ve grown in your own transition. As a fellow sister, I know it’s very hard to do these things for ourselves. We sometimes forget ourselves when we’re try to give so much to the world.”
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She continued: “I’m going to tell you right now, you are a light to this community. You represent the trans community in its truest form and I can’t tell you how much that means to me and so many other people. I love you, we love you. You fight for us every day, even if we don’t see it.”
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Dylan, 25, has gained a huge following on TikTok and confirmed to her nearly 10 million followers in March that she is transgender. The daily videos in it “Girls days” series documenting her transition has received over one billion views.
Dylan’s day of action comes nearly two months after he was embroiled in a public spat with Caitlyn Jenner over a TikTok video she made earlier this year that encouraged people to “normalize the bulge“Having experienced people staring at her crotch while she was shopping.
The Keep up with the Kardashians The alum, 73, later condemned Dylan’s video, writing on Twitter in October, “Let’s not ‘normalize’ any of what this person is doing. This is ridiculous!” Another tweet from Caitlyn’s account also offended Dylan, adding: ‘He’s talking about his cock!
Dylan fired back at Caitlyn’s tweet on TikTokwhere she expresses her surprise to see such comments from another trans woman.
“We are two privileged trans women in America right now, and that comes with a lot of responsibility,” she said. “Even though we have very different opinions on most things, a few days ago I probably would have still been willing to sit down with you and try to connect with you in some way because I automatically have a lot of respect for you as a trans person.” woman.”
She added, “but then you decided to make fun of me very publicly.”
In a statement to Washington Examiner, Caitlyn’s rep addressed Dylan’s misogyny, explaining that “an individual on Ms. Jenner’s team accidentally misunderstood Dylan” and that the team was taking “appropriate steps to correct the situation internally.” However, the statement said: “Mrs. Jenner has no further comment on the matter and stands by her statements, otherwise.”
And while Caitlyn may not have her message, Dylan plans to continue using her platform to share her authentic self through the word. In an interview with E! News over the summer, the social media star reflected on her journey so far and the support she’s received from fans.
“I think the coolest thing was seeing people feel inspired to be themselves and get that message of hope and acceptance and support,” she told E! News in June. “As overwhelming as this whole experience has been and as exhausting as it has been, I feel a lot of energy from my followers and all the love.”