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Charlie Craggs

Trans Activist and Founder of Nail Transphobia

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMakeup Artist - Event Producer

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About me

Charlie Craggs, 24, is a trans activist and the founder of award winning national campaign Nail Transphobia. Charlie was ranked #1 on the Observer's 2016 New Radicals list, a list of radical social innovators in Britain, and was also named one of the most influential and inspirational LGBT people in the UK by both the Guardian and the Independent on the Rainbow List and Pride Power List. She has starred in campaigns for Selfridges, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Stonewall, and regularly writes and speaks about trans issues for numerous publications, on the news (BBC, ITV & Sky) and even at the Houses of Parliament. She's currently working on her first book, due late 2017. "Charlie Craggs is a powerhouse" — The Victoria & Albert Museum

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Skills

  • Education
  • Activism
  • Social Engagement
  • Nails
  • Nail Art
  • Event Production
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

Work history

Currently

Founder

Nail Transphobia

Jun 2013
  • Freelance
  • 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.

Awards

2016

#1 on the Observer's 2016 New Radicals list

The Observer

  • A list of radical social innovators in Britain.

2016

Huffington Post's LGBT+ People Who Made 2016 A Year To Remember

Huffington Post

2015

gal-dem People of the Year Award 2015

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