Bio

FOX FISHER

Award winning film-maker, artist and trans campaigner

Life after My Transsexual Summer (Ch4)
Co-founder of My Genderation / Lucky Tooth Films
Advisor to All About Trans
Patron for LGBT Switchboard
Co-creator of Trans Pride Brighton
Co-founder of Trans Acting course

A quick history

Hi, I’m Fox Fisher. I’m passionate about trans rights, equality, representation and creative expression. I’m so privileged to be in a position to help people understand trans issues better, having overcome so many obstacles, personally.

I am an award winning artist and have an MA in Sequential Design & Illustration. I’m a trans rights activist, mostly through film-making, books and keynote speeches. By 2017 I was made an Honorary Doctor of the Arts by University of Brighton for my work in raising the awareness of trans issues and promoting arts in the media.

Back in 2011, I took part in a mainstream documentary series called My Transsexual Summer on Channel 4. After that, I co-created the My Genderation film project which celebrates trans lives and trans experiences. To date, we’ve made over 100+ short films, many which have been shown by the BBC, C4, in education and are screened at film festivals globally. 

I am an advisor to All About Trans, where I facilitate interactions with the mainstream media, including BBC, The Daily Mail, The Sun & The Observer, to discuss representation of trans people in media. I promote trans matters publicly and have appeared on ITV Good Morning Britain, ITV This Morning, Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Inside Out and Arte Europa.

I co-created a Trans Acting course at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama with Gendered Intelligence, was script consultant for Eastenders’ trans storylines and worked with Will Young on music video Brave Man, casting a trans lead.

I play the role of a trans man, Jake, in BBC R4’s book adaptation of Tales of the City series. I also play a trans man, Blake, in the web series As We Are.

I have worked with international organisations like Transgender Europe (TGEU), International LGBTQI Student & Youth Organisation (IGLYO), Stonewall UK and Trans Iceland to create video content and films about trans and LGBTQI people. I’m a proud Patron for LGBT Switchboard, co-founder and trustee of Trans Pride Brighton (2013+)and co-creator of Children’s book: Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? My latest book is the Trans Teen Survival Guide, co-created with my partner Owl.

When I’m not busy trying to make the world a better place, I indulge in screen printing and creating art as an outlet for my creativity and for my own well-being. 

Screen Printing

One of my biggest passions

One my my passions is screen printing and I’ve been fortunate enough to exhibit my work various places, art shows and have had my own solo shows. If you’re interested in taking a look at any of my work, please see [insert here]. I have also had the pleasure of speaking and screen-printing live at the Tate Modern and the V&A, merging the topics of gender and art.

Right here, right now

I am currently working on a documentary about being non binary and I’m also currently working on a 2nd book with my partner Owl, The Trans Teen Survival Guide.

Owl is my partner in work and love and we work very closely together. We run the My Genderation film project together, make public appearances and generally work together on trans related campaigning or awareness raising. Owl comes from Iceland and was the spokesperson for Trans Iceland from 2010-2016 and remains one of the most known trans person in Iceland, traveling occasionally for events, lectures and interviews. They have been very active within the LGBTQI community in Iceland and Europe, having served as a board member of the International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation and taking part in various projects across Europe.

For more information about Owl and their work, please follow them on Twitter: @uglastefania and Facebook: facebook.com/uglastefania