Parents' Guide to

TRANSform Me

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Transgender makeover artists send pro self-esteem message.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2010
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+
Great show, timley, informative, long over-due!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Like most makeover shows, it offers lots of fashion advice and makeup tips designed to help young women look better, and therefore feel better, about themselves. But what sets this show apart is its use of the transgender community's experience to offer some deeper insight about what transforming oneself really entails. It sends the message that it is important for a person's looks to reflect who they really are on the outside. It also notes that in order to do so, people must have the courage to really face their insecurities and be comfortable with who they are.

The show contains some mildly campy moments, but the messages it sends about self-awareness, and improving one's self-esteem are all very positive. It also contains information about the transgender community, and offers some insight into the emotional journey that people go through when undergoing gender transformations. Overall, it is an upbeat and fun reminder that in order to make yourself look beautiful on the outside, you should really start by transforming who you are within.

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