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CASIL MCARTHUR OPENS UP TO CORINNE FOXX
ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AS A TRANS MALE
It turns out two members of our Fall 2017 Courageous Class have been talking. Corinne Foxx — model, actress, entrepreneur and social activist — recently interviewed the incoming class’s youngest member — fashion’s reigning trans male model, 18 year-old Casil McArthur—for her online magazine Foxxtales. Below are a handful of our favorite moments from their candid exchange.
Casil shares his transgender origin story, which started at the age of 13, when a group of new friends introduced him to cosplay:
I started cosplaying male characters because I liked the masculinity of it and I liked people calling me “he.” When you’re a cosplay character, people will refer to you as the gender of the character, not what they think your birth gender is. So, I was in an environment where I was being called “he.” Encountering things like that really caused a shift…
Casil on the mainstreaming of trans:
…with how things are going, I think in like 3-5 years, it will be way better. There’s so many people coming out now with gender fluidity. Trans is an umbrella term that includes so many things that are not just male or female. There is no normal gender binary in the trans community. Everything’s accepted.
We all need to transition to become who we are, says Casil:
…transgender or not, everybody goes through a point in their life where they need to transition into the person they need to be. To become that person, you have to sacrifice a lot and you have to do a lot of scary things to get over that hump. Once you’re over that hump, you can do anything…
Get the full interview at Foxxtales.com, where you’ll also find Corinne’s take on wellness, karma, and fashion, and can support her mission by purchasing from the “girl-powered shop,” which features artisanal products by female makers.