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Photographed at Misfits at FMG Project, Brighton.

About Aras

Aras is a writer, artist, and activist based in Brighton. Passionate about campaigning for LGBT rights, he completed an MA in Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex, and is a part of Gendered Intelligence’s Activists Network of Spokespeople. He creates most of the artwork for the Celebrate Trans Joy campaign’s Instagram, and co-hosts Trans Masc Social events around Brighton.

As an artist, he works with multiple different mediums, including sewing hand-made banners for pride events and local community projects.

In his free time, Aras can be found babying his pet cat, trying out a new hobby each week, and flexing at the gym.


creating art, spending time with loved ones, eating delicious food.

Trans Joy is in the freedom that transness gives us, the playfulness to explore how we express ourselves, and the celebration of our choice to live authentically.

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.