Although she may not quite be a household name, Ezra Furman has enjoyed a certain level of success in indie circles over the course of five albums released since 2012.
Furman's brand of art-rock and alternative pop - which was often paired with an unorthodox fashion sense - has garnered many plaudits for albums like 'Perpetual Motion People' and they had previously identified as 'non-binary'.
Now, Furman has come out as a transgender woman, also revealing that she "[is] a mom and have been for a while now (like 2+ years)" in a new Instagram post.
"For my own reasons I have been hesitant to use these words, especially the “woman” word," she wrote. "I have often described myself as non-binary, which maybe is still true (I’m just gonna sit with that question for the moment). But I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a woman, and yes for me it’s complex, but it’s complex to be any sort of woman.
"I am very proud to be a trans woman and to have come to know it and be able to say it. This has not been an easy journey."
She added that she had been hesitant to reveal that she had a child until now because "I have been afraid of being judged and grilled about it as if it’s anyone’s business other than mine and my family’s.
"But," she continued, "I’m telling you I’m a mom now for a specific reason. Because one problem with being trans is that we have so few visions of what it can look like to have an adult life, to grow up and be happy and not die young. When our baby was born I had approximately zero examples that I had seen of trans women raising children. So here’s one for anyone who wants to see one."
Read her full post below: