The latest social media craze is the #10YearChallenge in which people are posting dual images of themselves to show just how far they've come.
But the trend is not only about owning every facial wrinkle earned through wisdom and life experiences like a badge of honor through the years.
The LGBTQ+ community is upping their Glo-Up game by embracing newly-discovered confidence in themselves with the #HowHardDidPubertyHitYou? challenge.
And the results are beyond stellar.
They are inspiring.
Transgender people have taken over the popular puberty Twitter hashtags #2009vs2019 and #HowHardDidPubertyHitYou fo… https://t.co/grCZXv8VrI— Scσtíα™ 🦋 (@Scσtíα™ 🦋)1547649274.0
Transgender people posted pictures showing before and after pictures of themselves transitioning. Using a little sense of humor, trans tweeters commented on how puberty was particularly daunting because they went through it twice.
This user joked:
"It hit me twice but the first was wack."
#HowHardDidPubertyHitYou ? It hit me twice but the first time was wack 😅 https://t.co/I561TSquGv— N8 (@N8)1547145641.0
This is @vdvnate "before."
And this is him after transitioning.
There are countless examples revealing people blossoming into their identity.
#HowHardDidPubertyHitYou Thankfully puberty came for me twice 🙌💕 #transgender #ftm https://t.co/gsa8VBBuRI— christopher rhodes (@christopher rhodes)1541876305.0
Here is Christopher before.
And this is Christopher now.
Many others are sharing their pre and post-transition glo-ups using the viral hashtags.
The overwhelming number of posts is heartwarming and a sign that no one is ever alone on their respective journeys.
Studies show that living your best authentic self results in happier days, clearer skin, thicker eyebrows, and cute… https://t.co/Y6PwJNrpFm— happy nour-year! 🎈🎊🎉 (@happy nour-year! 🎈🎊🎉)1547499181.0
No tengas miedo a ser quien eres y amate 💖🌈 #10YearChallenge #LGBT https://t.co/tdJwy5MCzP— LovEmma (@LovEmma)1547609057.0
10 years in time and dang puberty hit so hard it hit me twice 😂 #howharddidpubertyhityou #pubertychallenge #hrt… https://t.co/oy7dkbmq5D— 💐Ellie Jae 💐 (@💐Ellie Jae 💐)1547440408.0
No, seriously - it me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #10yearchallenge #TransformationTuesday #2009vs2019 #beforeandafter #timeline… https://t.co/UJRCK3kbCg— Samantha! (@Samantha!)1547541871.0
The challenge prompted much support from Twitter, while transgender people continued sharing their own success stories to encourage others not to lose hope.
The best part about all these 10 year challenge pics is seeing all the amazing pics of trans people that have trans… https://t.co/hxWDNIJh7y— TransgenderDate (@TransgenderDate)1547669485.0
This 10 year challenge is dumb and all but I am LIVING for all the beautiful trans people posting theirs and seeing them glow now!— Sammie (@Sammie)1547571437.0
Shout out to all the Queer and Trans folk posting their 10 Year Challenges. Seeing someone blossom into their sexua… https://t.co/cGgslZXcSE— let me tickle your fancy. (@let me tickle your fancy.)1547443340.0
I'm far more complete as a person than ever. The positive impact of my gender transition on my confidence was expli… https://t.co/Sf1IB2PAis— Evelyn (@Evelyn)1547569943.0
here you go 🥺 2004 - 2010 - 2019 💀 #10YearChallenge #TransEdition #ftm #trans https://t.co/HqGKrFgcVd— liam (@liam)1547646734.0
the 10 year challenge but trans edition 🤠 https://t.co/ROIrOGBG2V— steven 💫 (@steven 💫)1547582257.0
Posted this because, even though you have no idea how difficult it is for me to see old photos, I know sometimes tr… https://t.co/KlfEW89z6G— India Willoughby (@India Willoughby)1547666929.0
Pink News said that fans declared Caitlyn Jenner the winner of the challenge when she wrote:
"Now THAT is a #10YearChallenge Be authentic to yourself!"
Fans showered Jenner with praise for the juxtaposed photo of her pre-transition-self at a 2009 poker tournament and a recent photo of her at a Culture Club concert.
Trans Twitter is definitely showing how it's done.
The trans community is WINNING this 10 year challenge thing— Nora? (@Nora?)1547676934.0
Trans twitter won this #10yearchallenge— Mahlatse 🧜🏾♀️ (@Mahlatse 🧜🏾♀️)1547618329.0
Even many of the LGB community participated in the challenge to indicate how empowering it was to come out of the closet.
2009/2019 Straight / gay as fuck Ahre. #10yearchallenge https://t.co/aAbiPbSRTq— Carolo 💚 (@Carolo 💚)1547522165.0
#10YearChallenge When Gay Rights Activist, Bisi Alimi became Gay https://t.co/f4MbeJQegl https://t.co/jGNtr3346P— The MPmania Media (@The MPmania Media)1547674622.0
Less hair, more gay #10yearchallenge https://t.co/W3oPPN7coU— Larra Kelly (@Larra Kelly)1547608796.0
idk why tf I’m doing this to myself but 🤷🏻♂️ #10yearchallenge all I did was cut my hair tbh LMAO. still awkward, s… https://t.co/xD9uANev1C— Stevie Daniel (@Stevie Daniel)1547673187.0
Growing up gay 🏳️🌈🙈 #10yearchallenge https://t.co/JlZ7RNmqiX— The Proud Gay 🏳️🌈 (@The Proud Gay 🏳️🌈)1547669081.0
#10YearChallenge brainwashed straight to authentic gay https://t.co/pmHCcNyAkO— Alex (@Alex)1547654131.0
With so many LGBTQ+ people sharing their personal stories on social media and embracing the person they have always been, everyone is a winner.
What a great time to be alive!