Trans People in History Series: 🏳️⚧🏳️⚧🏳️⚧🏳️⚧
"As a trans person who transitioned in my late 20’s I love learning about trans people in history. It gives me great comfort to know that people like myself have always existed. Raising the platform of these trailblazers helps us to recognise how far we’ve come with trans rights and what role they have had in allowing trans people to be more comfortable in their own skin today, by pioneering advances in trans healthcare, including hormones and surgeries.
I’m fascinated with how the trans and gender non-conforming people, featured in this exhibition, found a way to be themselves in previous centuries. All of the people I’ve featured have overcome tough situations and major obstacles, carving out their own path and living their life to their fullest potential."
The exhibition includes also the Film "I Am They" (2018)
I Am They - A Non Binary Love Story - is a feature length documentary that explores non binary trans issues from the personal perspective of Fox and Owl Fisher, non binary trans activists from the UK. In the film they explore issues and challenges faced by non binary trans people, such as legal recognition, language, health care and social acceptance. Despite the film being educational and exploring social issues, it is also a love story of two people from totally different backgrounds finding each other. The film can be watched below.
Fox is a brown, queer, pansexual, non-binary, trans masculine artist, author, film-maker and educator. After an MA in Sequential Design, Fox was awarded an Honorary Doctor of the Arts by University of Brighton 'in recognition of major contribution to raising the profile, both nationally and internationally, or issues affecting trans people and the promotion of arts in the media.'
Fox is a proud patron for LGBT Switchboard, a co-founder and trustee of Trans Pride, Brighton. Fox is an Advisor to All About Trans. Fox consults on LGBTQIA+ storylines and scripts for television, film, theatre and books including Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Sex Education. LIVE Interviews for BBC World News, Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and appearances on BBC Generation Activism, BBC ‘What Not To Say’ and BBC ‘Hayley Goes…’
@thefoxfisher (insta, twitter)