But that I am forbid to tell the secrets of my prison house, I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, thy knotted and combined locks to part and each particular hair to stand on end, like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
TONIGHT is the launch of @charlie_craggs new book, 'to my trans sisters.' She is my actual queen and hero and I am so, so proud of her! 💕
I'm lucky enough to have grown up surrounded by some strong trans babes who educated me on what they go through, what is and isn't alright to say, and what the rest of us can do to create a fairer world for people who, at the end of the day, just want to be themselves. Just like everyone else does. If you don't know Charlie, the bottom line is that she travels up and down the country doing people's nails for free (!) so that they can actually MEET a trans person face to face, she can be their bff for an hour or so and they can ask her anything they want about what it's like to be trans, find out which things may or may not be appropriate to say and get some education on what they can do to look out for the other trans people in their lives 💅🏻
Tonight I'll be down at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road probably crying over how fantastic Charlie is and bingeing on free drinks and cake. Tonight is for all my trans best friends, all the people I've stood by and spoken up for and for everyone just doing their best to live their lives in a sometimes really fucked up world. Keep being strong, keep being you. I love you 💗