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Charlie Craggs

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Latest 25 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily

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LGBTQIA+: Joy and Coming Out with Charlie Craggs and Ryan Lanji

The Benefit Broadcast

In this episode we explore coming out and queer identity with Ryan Lanji and Charlie Craggs.  Ryan Lanji is an art and fashion curator, winner of NETFLIX’S reality series ‘The Big Flower Fight’ and host of the upcoming BBC THREE series ’The Big Proud Party Agency'. Lanji is the founder of the queer South Asian movement HUNGAMA and NDY (Not Dead Yet) which centres POC Non Binary and Trans folk in premium gym spaces paired with East London’s best queer club nights. Charlie Craggs is a broadcaster, author and activist. Her book ‘To My Trans Sisters’ was published in 2017, she is the host of BBC’s Transitioning Teens and the founder of Nail Transphobia which she has been running for almost 10 years. She is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the LGBTQIA+ community and regularly appears on TV and radio.  Charlie and Ryan, who are friends in their own right, have a frank and honest conversation of their coming out (or rather coming ‘in’) stories, dish out advice for other young LGBTQIA+ folk who want to find their community, and dismantle tired arguments levelled against trans people by the media. As well as being informative and incredibly moving, expect lots of laughs along the way in this episode.  The views and opinions expressed are those of our guests. They do not reflect all views and beliefs, nor do they necessarily reflect or represent the official policy of Benefit Cosmetics. This episode contains references to transphobic abuse and suicide which some may find triggering. For more information on LGBTQIA+ issues and other topics covered in this episode, please see below for links to resources.  Benefit Cosmetics UK https://www.instagram.com/benefitcosmeticsuk/Ryan Lanji: https://www.instagram.com/ryanlanji/ Charlie Craggs: https://www.instagram.com/charlie_craggs/ Stonewall: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/ Mermaids: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/ Hungama: https://www.instagram.com/hungama_ldn/?hl=enNDY Global: https://www.instagram.com/ndyglobal/?hl=enLondon Trans Clinic: https://www.instagram.com/londontransclinic/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 May 2022

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CHARLIE CRAGGS - Nail Transphobia, Dating, and Trans Rights

The Last Night Podcast

Thea Rickard speaks with Charlie Craggs about trans rights, the public perception of what it means to be trans and Boris Johnson's tactics for slating trans people - plus lots of gossip about Charlie's dates!More Information about Charlie:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlie_craggsTwitter: https://twitter.com/charlie_craggs?lang=enWebsite: https://charliecraggs.co.uk/More Information about TLNP:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelastnightpodcast/Email: thelastnightpod@gmail.comEpisode Information:Host: Thea RickardResearcher: Madeleine MatthewsProducer: Tanya Dudnikova 


2 May 2022

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Building Queertopia: Charlie Craggs

Building Queertopia

Could free manicures help end transphobia? Activist and author, Charlie Craggs, thinks so. She explains her thinking to Chelcee and Shane, as they welcome her to Queertopia.


19 Oct 2021

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Ep11. Charlie Craggs - Extremely Iconic Icons

The Bosom Podcast

We are back for Season 2! I am not really sure what justifies having a Season 2, but after 10 eps and a big summer break that I thought it could be time. I am coming back with guest of all guests - activist and author Charlie Craggs. Charlie is the founder of Nail Transphobia, an organisation that seeks to educate people on trans issues and create new allies while giving manicures. We spoke about challenging perceptions of victimhood, the role of incredibly iconic icons, and the importance of remembering and memorialising trans figures who otherwise might not be remembered by the books. Charlie is hilarious and iconic herself, as well as being so thoughtful and passionate about creating change. I loved speaking to her, and I hope you love listening to.Once again a big ol thanks to Ally and Heli Shilson for their stunning tunes, and to Sophie Kamlish for her artwork!We are now on Spotify too! So give us a listen there too if you fancy :))))FINALLY if you're feeling friendly give us a nice rate and review <3 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


27 Aug 2021

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Make Charlie Craggs a “TWAG” – Trans Dating and our pod porno!

F**ks Given by ComeCurious

This week we’re joined by the gorgeous award winning author and activist; Charlie Craggs @charlie_craggs We talk dating, “Diki lake” and blasting people on social media.  And can we make Charlie the first Trans WAG? Also we start to write our own F**k’s Given porno but we need your help curious F**ker’s…..where does the story go next? Get in touch with us fksgiven@comecurious.co.uk Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


30 Jun 2021

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Season 1 Finale: Charlie Craggs on true self love

All The Small Things

Charlie Craggs (she/her) is an award-winning author, activist and speaker, hailed by Vogue as “the voice of a community”. Charlie is the founder of Nail Transphobia, a conversation-focused national campaign that tackles transphobia through education, empowerment and nail art. She is the author of To My Trans Sisters, an inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women, sharing the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements and empowering the next generation to become who they truly are. This year, Charlie will be presenting a documentary about trans youth for the BBC. She is also the face of The Body Shop's global Self Love campaign.Follow Charlie: @Charlie_CraggsBuy her book: To My Trans SistersFind me: @VenetiaLaMannaFind the show: @ATSTPodcastCW: suicide.Thank you to REN Clean Skincare for sponsoring this episode. Here are two of my favourite products that I mentioned, the Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic and the Clean Screen Mattifying Mineral SPF 30All The Small Things is co-produced and edited by Venetia La Manna and produced by Holly Falconer, with music composed by William Haxworth and artwork designed by Alex Sedano. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


27 Apr 2021

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Nail Transphobia with Charlie Craggs

Beauty Fix with Naomi Shimada

Model Naomi Shimada talks manicures, myths and dream salons with the nail art activist, author and model.Charlie Craggs studied at the London College of Fashion and it was there that she dreamt up Nail Transphobia, offering truly transformative treatments. Her mobile salon is a safe space where anyone can receive a free manicure from a transgender beautician and learn more about life as a trans or non-binary person, while enjoying a shape and polish.After seven years on the road, the salon has been forced to close during the coronavirus pandemic, but Charlie shares the rituals of self-care and self-preservation that are keeping her spirits up during lockdown.Presenter: Naomi ShimadaProducer: Kirsty McQuireEditor: Rebecca StratfordIf you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.Photo: Charlie Craggs/ Naomi Shimada Credit: Vicky Lawton/ BBC


23 Apr 2021

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S2E2 - Charlie Craggs, 'Activist and Influencer'

You Alright Babes?

Charlie Craggs is a queer icon and we were so pumped to welcome her into the studio for probably the longest chat we've ever had (sorry studio team, we definitely over-ran...) We talked about changes in Charlie's career during lockdown, what it was like filming her new BBC3 documentary ('DIY Trans Teens'), authenticity on social media, being a non-voluntary vegan, Kelly Rowland, America's Next Top Model and honestly, everything in-between. It was GREAT. 


20 Apr 2021

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The Tea with Charlie Craggs on Transphobia in the Media

The Tea with NSP

The Tea with NSP and Charlie Craggs: The amazing Charlie Craggs talks openly about her experiences with transphobia, her time in education and her important new documentary on trans teenagers struggling to get the support they need. TW: Honest and frank discussion on rape. Guest: Charlie Craggs - www.instagram.com/charlie_craggsHosts: David & Morgan.The Tea with NSP is a podcast focused on growing up and understanding yourself. It is a student-produced podcast by National Student Pride that highlights stories about LGBTQ+ life. We want to talk about those formative years and most importantly, would you go back and do anything differently? National Student Pride is the biggest gathering of LGBT+ students in the UK. Our annual event features talks and debates with inspirational activists. 2021 will be a week of roof-raising virtual pride parties and the UK’s largest queer-inclusive recruitment fair.Sign up below for FREE tickets to this year’s best and biggest festival of online events for LGBT+ students.Off the back of last year’s sell-out festival weekend headlined by The Pussycat Dolls, this year - we’re going totally digital and bringing with it a series of new and groundbreaking content never seen before. Get Tickets: https://www.studentpride.co.uk/ticketsFollow Us: https://www.instagram.com/studentpride See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 Mar 2021

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Charlie Craggs - Transphobia, how we can stop bullying permeating the workplace


Charlie Craggs, Trans Activist, Author, and Founder of Nail Transphobia goes in-depth about how education of social identities, culture, and backgrounds is just as important as traditional learning to truly create a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


25 Feb 2021