Kaz’s transition

Photos taken throughout Kaz's Transition.

March 23, 2022

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  • Kaz Smith sits on a rock in Coyote Ridge Natural Area in the spring of 2018. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Kaz Smith studies in Alley Cat Coffee House in the fall of 2018. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith recovers and watches TV at his home in Boulder, CO a day after his top surgery Jan. 29. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith recovers and watches TV at his home in Boulder, CO a day after his top surgery Jan. 29. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith recovers and watches TV at his home in Boulder, CO a day after his top surgery Jan. 29. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith recovers and watches TV at his home in Boulder, CO a day after his top surgery Jan. 29. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith plays with his cat Amren at his Fort Collins home Feb. 5. Smith is currently recovering from a top surgery the week before. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith plays with his cat Amren at his Fort Collins home Feb. 5. Smith is currently recovering from a top surgery the week before. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith boulders at Asecent Studios Oct. 27. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith boulders at Asecent Studios Oct. 27. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith boulders at Asecent Studios Oct. 27. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith boulders at Asecent Studios Oct. 27. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith boulders at Asecent Studios Oct. 27. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State 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,” said Kaz. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State 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,” said Kaz. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • 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)

  • Kaz Smith’s backpack sits next to his bed as he gets ready for class Feb. 5. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Transgender and gender identity pins are seen on Kaz Smith’s backpack as he leaves his Fort Collins home for class Feb. 5. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State 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 Nov. 2019. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Colorado State Junior, and Women’s and Gender Studies major Kaz Smith plays the drums 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)

  • 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)

  • Colorado State 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 Nov. 2019. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

  • Self portrait taken on Sept. 22. (Photo courtesy of Kaz Smith)

  • Self-portrait taken on Oct. 3. (Photo courtesy of Kaz Smith)

  • Self-portrait taken on March 22. (Photo courtesy of Kaz Smith)

  • Self portrait taken on _____. (Photo courtesy of Kaz Smith)

  • Self portrait taken by Kaz Smith.

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