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Transgender daughter of Home and Away star Mat Stevenson reveals her glamorous glow-up

Former Home and Away star Mat Stevenson’s transgender daughter, Grace, has shared her incredible glow-up on TikTok.

Grace posted a series of images that spanned from her childhood to present day.

The social media star explained her glow-up happened ‘well into her transition’ and told fans to ‘be patient’ because maturity doesn’t happen overnight.

Growing up: Former Home and Away star Mat Stevenson’s transgender daughter, Grace, has shared her incredible glow-up on TikTok. Pictured as a child

‘My glow up started after [high school] WELL into my transition. Be patient, girlies #foryou #glowup #trans #lgbt #shapeshifter,’ she captioned the post. 

The slideshow began with a photo of Grace as a child dressed up in a pink and red skirt with a purple fluffy halo.

This was followed a series of photos of her as a child in her school uniform and into high school, when she began to wear makeup and grew out her hair. 

Journey: Grace shared a series of images that spanned from her childhood to present day

Journey: Grace shared a series of images that spanned from her childhood to present day

Advice: The social media star explained her glow-up happened 'well into her transition' and told fans to 'be patient' because maturity doesn't happen overnight

Changes: The slideshow featured photos of Grace as a child in her school uniform and into high school, when she began to wear makeup and grew out her hair

Advice: The social media star explained her glow-up happened ‘well into her transition’ and told fans to ‘be patient’ because maturity doesn’t happen overnight

The last photos showed her after her high school graduation, looking glamorous in makeup and feminine outfits.

The TikTok post comes after Grace and her father, actor Mat Stevenson, appeared on The Sunday Project to discuss her gender transition. 

Mat, who appeared on Home and Away in the ’90s, spoke to host Lisa Wilkinson about how his friends had reacted upon learning his son was transitioning.

Transformation: The last photos showed her after her high school graduation, looking glamorous in makeup and feminine outfits

Transformation: The last photos showed her after her high school graduation, looking glamorous in makeup and feminine outfits

Beauty: Grace is famous on video-sharing app TikTok, where she has 130,000 followers

Beauty: Grace is famous on video-sharing app TikTok, where she has 130,000 followers

Beauty: Grace is famous on video-sharing app TikTok, where she has 130,000 followers

He said that while some were ‘pretty seamless’ and ‘got it’, others struggled. He asked his skeptical friends to simply ‘show some empathy’.

Grace knew she was meant to be female as early as the age of ‘four or five’, and began transitioning at the age of 12.

She consulted doctors, psychologists and experts in the field for a year before commencing any physical treatment.

Proud father: The TikTok post comes after Grace and her father, actor Mat Stevenson (left), appeared on The Sunday Project to discuss her gender transition

Proud father: The TikTok post comes after Grace and her father, actor Mat Stevenson (left), appeared on The Sunday Project to discuss her gender transition

Process: Grace knew she was meant to be female as early as the age of 'four or five', and began transitioning at the age of 12. She consulted doctors, psychologists and experts in the field for a year before commencing any physical treatment

Process: Grace knew she was meant to be female as early as the age of ‘four or five’, and began transitioning at the age of 12. She consulted doctors, psychologists and experts in the field for a year before commencing any physical treatment 

‘I came out at 12 and then I went through a gradual transition until I was 14, to grow my hair out, to get my name change sorted, to sort out my blockers,’ Grace told Lisa.

‘And then by the time I was 14, I was fully presenting as Grace to the public and at school.’

When asked how his male friends reacted to news of his daughter’s transition, Mat said: ‘Some of my mates were pretty seamless, they got it. Some couldn’t get it. 

‘I’m a member of the local cricket club. One of the boys came up to me and said, “Stevo, I just, I don’t get it, mate. I just don’t get it.” I said, “It’s okay, buddy, you don’t have to get it. All I’m asking you is to love my daughter and show some empathy.”‘

A father's love: Grace said she would not be where she is today without her father's support

A father’s love: Grace said she would not be where she is today without her father’s support 

Candid comments: When asked how his male friends reacted to news of his daughter's transition, Mat said: 'Some of my mates were pretty seamless, they got it. Some couldn't get it'

Candid comments: When asked how his male friends reacted to news of his daughter’s transition, Mat said: ‘Some of my mates were pretty seamless, they got it. Some couldn’t get it’

Grace, who has become a TikTok sensation with 130,000 followers, said she would not be where she is today without her father’s support.

Mat also highlighted the shocking suicide rate among transgender teenagers, saying he didn’t want his daughter ‘to become one of those statistics’.

‘Sadly in this country, we have a really high adolescent suicide rate and it’s a tragedy. Trans-adolescents are 36 times more likely to self-harm, to commit suicide,’ he said.

‘There’s a distinct correlation between lack of support and self-harm. I didn’t want my daughter to become one of those statistics.’

Mat became a household name when he starred on Channel Seven soap Home and Away in the ’90s, playing the role of Adam Cameron.   

For parent/carer support or community information, please reach out to Transcend

For confidential support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

Nineties star: Mat became a household name when he starred on Channel Seven soap Home and Away in the '90s, playing the role of Adam Cameron. Pictured with Dannii Minogue

Nineties star: Mat became a household name when he starred on Channel Seven soap Home and Away in the ’90s, playing the role of Adam Cameron. Pictured with Dannii Minogue 


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