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Arielle Scarcella, Vlogger, Releases Video Exploring MTF Transgender Identity

08/05/2014 03:39 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

In this week's video from Arielle Scarcella, the YouTube star features a fellow vlogger, and transgender woman, and asks her to talk about her own experiences surrounding transgender identity.

As Scarcella's guest, Giana Lopez notes, "being a woman or a man means something different to everyone." As a result, each person's experience and understanding of what it means to be transgender can be different. In this particular episode, Scarcella prompted Lopez to offer her perspective about what it means to identify as a "male to female" or MTF trans woman.

"Trans or transition means to go from one state of being to another," Lopez explains in the above video. "If a person is born a genetic male but seeks out hormone replacement therapy and surgery to change their sex traits to that of a female, that person is called a male-to-female... but not everyone wants to go on hormones or get surgery."

Check out the video above to hear more from Lopez, including her own distinction between what it means to be transgender vs. transsexual. For more from Scarcella head here.

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