Over the past few months, there’s never been more coverage of transgender people.
Or around the concept of feeling as though you were born into the wrong body.
Celebrity figures such as Caitlyn Jenner have taken what was largely an unknown process and thrust it into the mainstream media.
But transitioning is a journey shared by both genders (and those who don’t identify either way) that is mentally, emotionally and physically taxing.
It requires a great deal of medical support and often has young Australians jumping hurdles for doctors as though they too are former Olympians.
Foster Skewis, 23, is currently undergoing hormone replacement therapy in order to transition from female to male (FTM).
Hormone replacement therapy for FTM transgender people requires individuals to take doses of testosterone.
Skewis has been taking testosterone for five months after almost three years of deliberation. These years were spent in gender therapy, where Skewis battled with what identity felt right for him.
"I was comfortable living as an androgynous lesbian and it was just easy for me that way," he said.
"I was also really afraid of regretting the decision to transition even though I always felt jealousy when I saw other people I know transitioning and I knew I wanted to see their changes in myself."