I don’t usually do reblogs, but I have fond memories of making this short film for issue 1 of META and there are two important messages that Lewis makes. Firstly, one person can’t represent everyone. Secondly, one person may not even be able to represent themselves as well as they’d like, as documentary makers have their own stories to tell. Bear it in mind, trans people.

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Lewis Hancox won over the nation’s hearts following his appearance on Channel 4’s My Transsexual Summer, with stars such as Stephen Fry contributing to his fund for chest surgery. But he also faced severe criticism from sections of the trans community, who accused him of setting a bad example by raising the money himself. Lewis tells us why he made his decision – and the pressures of representing a whole community on national television…

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