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11/28/2013 08:54 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Ashley Jones, Transgender Woman, Documents Transition In YouTube Video

Ashley Jones is a transgender woman who documented the experience of her transition over the course of a year's time.

In this incredible video, Jones chronicles her journey through a series of photographs.

Jones told The Huffington Post that she decided to make the video after seeing so many of her transgender sisters coming to an understanding of their gender identity and her desire to share her story with them.

"I used to drown my sorrows in alcohol and drugs and tried to do 'manly' things many, many times because I always thought I would turn into some horrible creature if I transitioned, and I thought even the notion of 'becoming a woman' was out of the question," Jones told The Huffington Post. "It was hard for awhile when I first started but every month I looked in the mirror and, little by little, I started seeing the person I saw inside my heart and it became easier and easier to be me... I know there are other trans girls just like me out there, that are scared and unsure, but I just hope that by watching this video, it will spark some hope in their hearts, because everyone deserves to be happy."

Check out the beautiful video above.

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