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Photographed at TReNBI, Brighton.

About Alex

Alex grew in a village just outside Guildford in Surrey and, in their words, “it was weird and small”. Everyone seemed the same and individuality of any kind was quickly stamped out. They found it hard to fit in, as a queer, neurodivergent kid and experienced quite a bit of bullying. Days out to London for the day the hustle and bustle and the wide variety of people provided some respite and at 18 they got into the University of West London where they discovered a passion for radio and podcasting.

Alex applied to do an MA at the University of Sussex and moved to Brighton in the summer 2021. In the past year and a half they’ve come out as transmasc non-binary to all of their friends and family and are now just over a year on testosterone. Thanks to WellBn Brighton, a life saving service, Aex is starting to recognise himself so much more, feels much more confident and has found an amazing community full of lovely people who have been instrumental in supporting him over the past year.


recognising my inner self on the outside! This has been made possible by things like access to gender affirming healthcare, joining community groups full of people who are/have gone through similar experiences to me, getting gender affirming haircuts, trans+ fitness and wellbeing spaces, finding gender affirming clothing and so much more!

Trans Joy is feeling safe and happy in myself and in my community!

In a world that often struggles to fully embrace diversity and inclusion, ‘Beyond the Binary – The Spectrum Of Trans Joy’ is a project dedicated to fostering social cohesion and visibility for the trans and intersex community. This fresh initiative from the award-winning queer photographer Chris Jepson seeks to empower and celebrate the trans+ community by showcasing authentic joy through a captivating series of individual and group portraits.