22 July 2015

Making it possible for more people to come out as transgender

“What I want to do is to widen the bandwidth of gender, to make it more possible for more people to come out as a transgender, to live authentic lives.”

Alex Drummond is a 51-year-old psychotherapist and photographer from Cardiff. In this video she shares her experience and talks about gender identity, her book, what it means to be a woman, and her beard. Read a full interview with Alex in Buzzfeed LGBT, by Patrick Strudwick.

The film is part of the Patchwork Stories series that looks at the lives of transgender people of all ages and backgrounds around the UK. The series was commissioned by All About Trans and produced by Lucky Tooth Films in collaboration with Channel 4.

Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox of Lucky Tooth have been making films together since meeting on the Channel 4 series My Transsexual Summer in 2011. To hear them talking about the making of the Patchwork series and see clips, click here.

Other films in the series introduce models, soldiers, artists, musicians, activists and psychics, who just happen to be trans – as well as their friends, partners and families.

In 2015, Channel 4 host a selection of the short films on ‘Shorts’, available to watch on All4 at www.all4.com. Shorts are Channel 4’s original short form videos on 4oD.

On Road,

Project Manager for On Road.