Nail Transphobia tackles transphobia through nail art, it's fabulous activism. Founder Charlie Craggs travels around the UK with her pop up nail salon to museums, galleries, universities and festivals and offers the public free manicures, giving people the chance to sit down and have a chat with a trans person, because most people haven't met one before yet often have a lot of misconceptions about them from poor and exploitative media representation. Charlie explains, "This gives us the chance to sit down and have a chat, they can ask me questions about being trans and I can teach them how to be an ally, but the most important part of the interaction for me is just having a laugh and a chat because what I'm really trying to do with my campaign, as well as educate, is humanise the issue and show that trans people are just normal (actually pretty nice) people; I want people to go away with more than just a manicure, I want them to go away an ally. I'm trying to change hearts and minds a nail at a time."
Since setting up the campaign in 2013, Charlie has travelled around the UK nailing transphobia from London to Liverpool, Manchester to Margate, Birmingham to Brighton, everywhere from the Victoria & Albert Museum to Oxford University. She was recently invited to bring her campaign state-side too, doing nails at LGBT Pride in New York. She has collaborated with brands like Illamasqua, Topshop and Selfridges.