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Becoming Kaz: A journey in photos

Colorado State University junior and and women’s and gender Studies major Kaz Smith recovers and watches TV at his home in Boulder, Colorado, a day after his top surgery Jan. 29. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

Colorado State University junior and women’s and gender studies major Kaz Smith had top surgery on Jan. 28. All photos shown below were taken from Jan. 29 to Nov. 5.

Collegian photographer Colin Shepherd followed Kaz’s journey and documented it through photos. To read more about Kaz’s story, click here.

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Kaz Smith sits on a rock in Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in the spring of 2018. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)
Kaz Smith studies in Alleycat Coffee House in fall 2018. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

 
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Colorado State University junior and women’s and gender studies major Kaz Smith recovers and watches TV at his home in Boulder, Colorado, a day after his top surgery. 
 
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Colorado State University junior and women’s and gender studies major Kaz Smith plays with his cat, Amren, at his Fort Collins home Feb. 5. Kaz is recovering from a top surgery received the week before. 
 
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Colorado State University junior and women’s and gender studies major Kaz Smith waters his plants at his Fort Collins home Feb. 2. Kaz had top surgery earlier this year and has been taking testosterone since the beginning of November 2019. 

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Colorado State University junior and women’s and gender studies major Kaz Smith boulders at Ascent Studio. 

 
Colorado State University junior and women’s and gender studies major Kaz Smith surpassed his one year anniversary on testosterone Tuesday, Nov. 3. “It’s something that I have to do in order to change, that I’ve stuck with the longest with no hesitation,” Kaz said. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

 

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Colorado State University junior and women’s and gender studies major Kaz Smith plays the drums in his Fort Collins home. 
 
Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith poses for a portrait in his Fort Collins home Nov. 5. Smith surpassed his one year anniversary on testosterone Tuesday, Nov. 3. “It’s something that I have to do in order to change, that I’ve stuck with the longest with no hesitation,” said Kaz. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

Colin Shepherd can be reached at photo@collegian.com or Instagram @colinshepherd.

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