“It was always a bit confusing for me because I never identified as a girly girl. I wanted to be an action adventure kick-ass girl, not a dainty little princess. It was a big shock for my family when I first came out [as trans].”
Filmmaker Jayne lives in Swansea, where she works for LGBT organisation Abfabb. In this short film, Jayne talks about coming out as trans, her close relationship with her late father and her important, supportive friendship with her best mate Bonita.
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.
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.