From Megan to Miles: One FTM’s Story on NPR

Since joining MSP, my mother has been bombarding me with blog-worthy articles, items, and stories. Last night I received a fairly urgent text: “You’ve got to go to NPR.Org and check this out!” It’s still unclear if she’s doing all this research to help me with the blog, or just because she misses me terribly now that I’m back on campus. Either way, it’s adorable.

Image courtesy of Miles Taylor, via

Anyway, last week, NPR did a feature on 29 year old Miles Taylor, an FTM transman living in Boston. The story, which you can find here, discusses his 9-month long transformation from Megan to Miles, both physically, mentally, and emotionally. Miles kept an audio diary throughout his journey, which provides really amazing and intimate insight into his transition. He is extremely forthcoming with information, even reading to his listeners the letter he wrote to come out to his parents as a transman. The most powerful part of the audio diary, for me, was being able to actually hear the changes in Miles’ voice as he continued to take testosterone. It’s definitely worth a listen!

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About Michaela


Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.

  • Michaela’s Mom

    Beautifully written Miss Michaela!

  • Debby Herbenick

    Welcome, Michaela’s Mom!! Thanks for raising such a wonderful daughter :) The world needs more like her!

  • Michaela’s Mom

    I couldn’t agree more! Love the site!

  • Ccarrrie

    Great article Michaela! Thanks for making people more aware of GID.

  • Heather

    Thanks so much for sharing, Michaela’s mom!


    Great article. Thanks for sharing!