Taylor's aunt, Jenny Lindsey, pins a shoulder board on during Taylor's promotion to Lieutenant ceremony at the USCG Long Beach base on January 9, 2017. Jenny and her husband have accepted her transition. Both of Taylor's parents have disowned her.
Taylor tries on her new female uniform for the first time in Long Beach in July 2016. After the Pentagon removed the ban on transgender service members in June 2016, Taylor was granted permission to adhere to female uniform standards.
Taylor receives shots of Lidocaine, a pain killer, in her chin, cheeks, lips, and neck during an eight hour electrolysis hair removal procedure in Lewisville, TX in June 2017. Taylor has endured more than 45 hours of facial hair removal.
Taylor pauses after writing in a journal during outpatient psychiatric treatment in Long Beach in September 2016. Miller suffered an earlier sexual assault and later had a panic attack while on duty at the Coast Guard Long Beach base. She was ordered into outpatient care for a month by her commanding officer.
Taylor visits her longtime friend Miles McCarthy and his son, Owen, in Connecticut in April 2017. Taylor spoke at an LGBT panel at the Coast Guard Academy, the military academy that she and Miles attended. This was the first time Miles met Taylor as a woman.