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Trans Activist. Artist. Writer. Actor. Film-Maker. 🦊⚡️🎥 @MyGenderation + ❤️: @uglastefania Enquires: info@foxfisher.com

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Been thinking a lot about prejudice and toxic masculinity within the trans community. I’ve noticed a lot of young trans men exhibit very toxic behaviour and attitudes towards any trans person that doesn’t fit the heteronormative and binary narrative of what it is to be trans. There is a serious lack of acknowledgement and space made for (the equal or tailored needs of) gender non conforming people and non-binary people. I feel that this judgement often comes from a place of fear, and that they feel that if they put others down, their identity will somehow become more valid. This all obviously makes me sad that some people within the community feel they are ‘more trans’ than others. It makes me incredibly sad to see trans people try and gatekeep the experiences of others, when this is precisely what is done to them every single day by prejudiced people. None of us are free and equal until all of us are. No one in our community is a burden, and no one’s experience is “fake” or not trans enough. . . . #transmasc #transmasculine #broculture #transandproud #nonbinarytrans #selfmademan #gendernonconforming #transmodel #mygenderation #transenough

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Twin flame 🔥🔥 — @uglastefania just booked on a commercial drone course to make @mygenderation films even more epic ❤️ . . . 📷 @alonglines #transandproud #transcouple #queerfashion #queerlove #mygenderation #thisiswhattranslookslike #transmasculine #transfemale

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What a difference a decade makes. Here’s #2008vs2018. The trouble with before and after pics is that there’s no real start or finish. We can never get it done, so this is an important chunk of time in my life, a time for learning, letting go, taking the plunge, healing scars and getting new ones. I was still me back then, just an anxious and depressed version. And things aren’t perfect now, it’s just I feel so much better in myself. Gender identity is core to who we are. . . #tenyearschallenge #10yearchallenge #transmasc #transmasculine #nonbinarytrans #mygenderation #transandinked #transandproud

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Mental health is something so many people are affected by at some point. Having support during that time can make or break a person. I illustrated this as a T-shirt for the life saving service @mindoutlgbtq. . . Image description: two birds hugging with the phrase Mind Out For Each Other hand drawn. . . . #lgbt #trans #mentalhealth #happymind #illustation #illustrationwork #illustragram #illustrationaday #handdrawn #typography #queerartist #transartist #lgbtq #brightonartist #artist #screenprinter #love #humanrace #mindout

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Trans and gender non conforming people do not need your arresting eyes. No one has the right to be the #genderpolice! Sometimes our in-built judgement pops up and it’s important to ask, how is this person’s gender identity and expression threatening to me? It really shouldn’t be. . . Illustration: a hand drawn gender police car and three gender police arresting a trans person. . . . #trans #transgender #gnc #genderneutral #nonbinarytrans #transandproud #thisiswhattranslookslike #lgbtq🌈 #mygenderation #ftm #mtf #nb #lgbt #queer #lovethyneighbour #transart #transartist #queerart

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When I first came out as trans it would make or break my day if someone used the correct pronouns. Our gender identity is so core to who we are and it’s important to be seen, to feel respected. This illustration is to honour anyone who is experiencing being mis-pronouned. I see you. ❤️ Image: hand drawn trans symbol with ‘Hey, respect my pronouns please’ on a banner . . . #trans #transgender #pronouns #illustration #foxfisher #queer #queerart #transartist #transart #lgbtq🌈 #respect #thisiswhattranslookslike #gender #gendereuphoria #dysphoria #ftm #mtf

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It’s my gorgeous, clever and sassy partner @uglastefania’s birthday today. I love that we are both trans and connect on such a deep level. What a gift! 📷 @alonglines ❤️ . . . #trans #transcouple #loveislove #translove #selfmade #transfemme #transmasc #transmasculine #transpride #lgbtq🌈 #mygenderation #thisiswhatnonbinarylookslike

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Love this clever and sassy human being @uglastefania, who has just started a column in the Metro Newspaper. ❤️❤️ . . , #transandproud #thisiswhattranslookslike #lgbtq🌈 #transcouple #foxandowl #loveislove #transgender #trans #mygenderation #queer

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Making space for de-stressing this year in the form of walks and cuddles with @soldierbluedog and getting more personal work achieved like new books and films. Stress really is a big killer. I had a lot of expensive dental care and some lumps removed in 2018, amongst all the other work we achieved, so this year is about keeping fit and getting lower surgery which has been in the running for the past 5 years. I had to wait until I found the right surgery for me and I’m hoping to have a lot of questions answered in a few days, as I’m concerned I’ll be back to square one with funding, or the big task of raising about £20,000 total. It’s all exciting but scary stuff. What are your main words for #2019? Mine would have to be DE-STRESS, CREATIVITY and ACTION!! . . . #transmasculine #trans #transandloved #houndlove #foxandhound #foxfisher #transgender #transmasc #boi #lgbtq🌈 #mygenderation #thisiswhattranslookslike #selfmade

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I love the dregs of the year, with little or no expectations for work. I’ve been doing a bit of planning, editing and drawing. Getting back into some light lifting today after a big disruption to the routine, first to Wales to film #WatchMeExist, then Prague, then Italy for #TransitionalStates, then Iceland. I want 2019 to be a less stressful year, and that means regular workouts. What do you do to destress? . . . #transandproud #transandfit #transandinked #transandshirtless #ink #mygenderation #transmodel #poser #foxfisher #selflove #vitiminT #transmasc #transmasculine #lgbtq🌈

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It’s been a blast, meeting some Icelandic horses and spending time with family. It took my mum over a year to come to terms with me being trans. When I came out to her and my dad (after two months of already taking #VitaminT without a prescription), she was utterly distraught. She said two things: ‘But who will love you?’ (I’ve got to love myself first, I replied) and ‘What will we put on the Christmas newsletter?’ (Lol) — Unfortunately she had no understanding of trans issues and thought I was making life more difficult, when the leap I was making was an attempt to fit into this world, to feel a sense of belonging in my own skin. Luckily it all worked out and I’m still here, grateful for every day on this planet. If you’re floundering, know that little steps in the right direction helps so much. I know how frustrating it can be and some days are still full of dysphoria and exasperation. Just so grateful to have @uglastefania and to be part of such a generally loving community. Stay safe and stay positive lovelies, I see you. . . . #transandproud #trans #transgender #transandloved #thisiswhattranslookslike #lgbtq🌈 #mygenderation #foxfisher #ilovehorses #iceland #selfmade #stillhere

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This year has been epic for many reasons. Trans activism, supporting others while juggling work and health has been way too stressful which calls for a brand new regime in the new year. This will involve more focus on new work (@mygenderation films and books) and way less panel chats, talks, workshops and constantly being on the defense. I also hope to keep my health up, keep fit, spend more time with @soldierbluedog and be creative in screen printing, illustrations and film-making. We’ve achieved so much on a tiny budget and I’m proud we’ve always been wealthy with contributors. I never set out to be an activist working in the realm of film and writing but it’s a powerful medium and I’ll keep it up for as long as necessary. Last year we created an educational resource on trans youth for @stonewalluk, my kid’s book Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl has been placed into many primary schools and is officially hated by the Daily Mail. We’ve been abused online by Piers Morgan, we’ve work on loads of positive trans campaigns including #comeoutfortransequality, #mytransbody and #thisiswhatnonbinarylookslike. I’m so thrilled and grateful to be on this journey with my life partner Owl and our book the #TransTeenSurvivalGuide is the first of many. We’ve achieved so much on blood, sweat and tears but there’s so much more left to do, to ensure a better future for trans people. Stay strong, stay safe and stay positive in 2019. Life too short to be anything other than YOU. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ . . . #transandproud #thisiswhattranslookslike #lgbtq🌈 #mygenderation #trans #transgender #foxfisher #transandloved #nonbinary #transisbeautiful

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These pics were taken about 2 years apart, in the same location, on top of the hill behind Owl’s family house. In that short time, we have achieved so much together including two completely sold out film nights for #TransPride, our bestselling new book the #TransTeenSurvivalGuide, a very talked about interview on Good Morning Britain with a nasty Piers Morgan, having #ThisIsWhatNonBinaryLooksLike go viral on twitter, a successful campaign for #MyTransBody, a 1.6 million viewed film Poppy & Josie, a feature doc film I Am They where we got protest married as non-binary, countless articles and films for #mygenderation including a Trans In The Workplace resource, visited 10 Downing Street to advocate for other trans people, chats on non binary issues at Westminster, training videos for @stonewalluk including campaign films for #ComeOutForTransEquality. On the flip side we’ve lost a dear friend @chrissibentley and had thousands and thousands of comments of hate. . . . #trans #transandproud #transandloved #transcouple #foxandowl #thisiswhattranslookslike #lgbtq🌈

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