Melanie C says she’s “very proud” to be an ally to the trans community

"We’ve always talked about Girl Power being about equality – and it’s equality for all'

Melanie C has addressed the discourse on transphobia and trans-exclusionary radical feminism (TERF), saying that she is a proud ally of the trans community.

In a new interview with NME the former Spice Girls singer, who releases her eighth solo album ‘Melanie C’ on Friday (October 2), explained that her stance is a continuation of the message of “Girl Power” and equality.

When asked if it’s important to her that “Girl Power” extends to trans people, she answered: “Absolutely. We’ve always talked about Girl Power being about equality – and it’s equality for all. Like Black Lives Matter, it’s about education.

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“We’re afraid of the things we don’t understand and that’s where prejudice comes from, so I’m very proud to be an ally to the trans community.

Melanie C
Melanie C. CREDIT: Conor Clinch

She added: “The great thing I learned working with non-binary people [during her 2019 Global Pride Tour with Sink The Pink] is to see people as people and not as a gender which is really hard because we’re conditioned.

“When you first look at someone, you think, ‘There’s a tall white guy or short black girl’ or whatever. Take away the gender, and we all want the same things, don’t we?”

Mel C has given fans a first taste of what to expect from her new album with ‘Fearless’, featuring Nadia Rose.

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The empowering new song hears her promoting “Girl Power” once again, with a small tribute to the original group seen in the accompanying music video via Spice Girls figurines on a car dashboard.

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