Abigail Thorn

Abigail Thorn is an actress and writer. She has appeared in Django (Sky), Ladhood (BBC3), and Chivalry (Channel 4), and is the writer and star of The Prince, which will open this September at the Southwark Playhouse. She is also the creator of Philosophy Tube, an educational webshow with an audience of over a million. In early 2021 Abigail came out publicly as “one of Britain’s most well-known trans women” (Xtra Magazine) - “a woman who can do it all” (Diva).
A sign from Trans Pride London 2021 which reads "Ask Us How to Start Hormones (without the gender clinic)". Source: https://twitter.com/itsjacksonbbz/status/1408803944789389318

Have we got it wrong on dysphoria? Abigail Thorn discusses trans healthcare

I would prefer to centre desire and will when talking about transition. To me, transition is more than meeting a medical need, just like crossing the Rubicon was more than Caesar getting his feet wet. It’s taking your life in your hands and shaping it yourself. I think that’s beautiful. I didn’t transition to “alleviate my dysphoria,” I transitioned because I fucking wanted to. Who is the state, or a doctor, to tell me I can’t?