Shon Faye

Shon Faye was born 27 March 1988 in Bristol. She is an English writer, editor, journalist, and presenter, known for her commentary on LGBTQ+, women’s, and mental health issues. She hosts the podcast Call Me Mother and is the author of the 2021 book The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice. She was an editor-at-large at Dazed and has contributed features and comment journalism to The GuardianThe IndependentVICEn+1AttitudeVerso and others.

She studied English Literature at the University of Oxford, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Law. Faye moved to London in her early twenties, where she worked as a lawyer. In Faye’s own words, she later “had a complete implosion, quit my job, moved back to Bristol and came out as a trans woman”. She is now based in London.

Faye has campaigned for trans women to have access to rape and domestic violence services. In 2018 she presented at Amnesty International’s Women Making History event, where she gave a speech calling to “re-centre” underprivileged trans women.

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