Nail Transphobia tackles transphobia through nail art, it's fabulous activism!

Founder Charlie Craggs travels around the UK with her pop up nail salon to museums, galleries and festivals and offers the public free manicures, giving people the chance to sit down and have a chat with a trans person, because most people haven't met one before yet often have a lot of misconceptions about them from poor and exploitative media representation.

Charlie explains, "this gives us the chance to sit down and have a chat, they can ask me questions about being trans and I can teach them how to be an ally, but the most important part of the interaction for me is just having a laugh and a chat because what I'm really trying to do with my campaign, as well as educate, is humanise the issue and show that trans people are just normal (actually pretty nice) people; I want people to go away with more than just a manicure, I want them to go away an ally. I'm trying to change hearts and minds a nail at a time."

Since setting up the campaign in 2013, Charlie has travelled around the UK nailing transphobia everywhere from prestigious institutions like the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum to the Festivals like Gay Pride London and Fringe Festival, and has collaborated with brands like Lush, Asos and Selfridges.
Charlie Craggs is a radical social innovator working across the UK, making a real difference to society.
— The Guardian

Learn more about Nail Transphobia here.

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Charlie Craggs

  • Trans Activist and Founder of Nail Transphobia

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Charlie Craggs
Trans Activist and Founder of Nail Transphobia