Ki (he/they) & their allies, Charlemagne (she/they) and Ricole (she/her)
Shot by Felix Pilgrim (he/him)
Ki’s siblings have been his allies since day one. They make him feel comfortable exactly as he is, saying “as long as you’re happy, we’re happy”. He was grateful that Charlemagne already had trans friends, as it made him feel even more understood during his own transition. This Pride in London, Ki marches with honesty.
Short: Ki’s siblings have been his allies since day one, saying “as long as you’re happy, we’re happy”. This Pride in London, Ki marches with honesty.
What does allyship mean? Allyship is being accepting and actively advocating for people in all of their intersectional identity, whatever that may be. As a Black, queer, intersex and trans person, my allies need to be pro all aspects of my identity.
How does your ally support you? My allies, my siblings, have been and always are there for me in any situation. Since day one, they’ve been there through all the phases of myself: finding out I was intersex in my teens, coming out as bi, and then as non-binary.
They’ve been nothing but supportive. Their mantra was “as long as you’re happy, we’re happy.”
Whether it’s a bad break up or being misgendered in my job, they have always supported me and been considerate of the role my intersectional identity plays.
Our parents truly raised a good set of kids, we’re all decent people who care about others, including each other. We are ridiculously close; best friends built in.
For my parents, it’s been more of a journey and a learning curve and it still is, even though they’re very chilled. But my Grandma was really good with it, which helped the rest of the family.
I march with my siblings
I march with honesty