Non-binary comedian Mae Martin responds to BAFTA Best Female nomination

"This is very thrilling"

Feel Good star and creator Mae Martin has responded to their BAFTA nomination for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme.

Martin, who recently came out as non-binary and uses they/them and she/her pronouns, commented on the recognition on Twitter.

“Thank you so much Bafta! This is very thrilling,” Martin wrote. “Thanks to Joe Hampson and @Objective-Fic and @Charitchie and all the other angelic supportive people who helped make the show. (Ps gender’s a construct).”

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Mae Martin opened up about their gender identity in a recent post on Instagram.

“The way I feel about my gender identity is ongoing and evolving, and it’s personal, but I thought it might be good to say for clarity and in case anyone finds it helpful – I’m non-binary, my pronouns are they/them and she/her (I love it when people say ‘they’ and I really don’t mind ‘she’ at ALL, truly),” they wrote.

“I’m very bisexual and attracted to people of all genders. I experience gender dysphoria sometimes – not always! – and have done since I was a tiny kid. When that dysphoria hits it sucks, and I find wearing a binder can sometimes help me feel more confident.”

Martin added: “This aspect of my identity is just one part of me and not the main part at ALL, but I get asked about it a lot in interviews/by online people, and am often inaccurately referred to as a female comedian or a lesbian comedian, so I thought I’d just clarify.

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“I haven’t been that clear publicly, or privately to some of my friends to be honest. That’s mainly because I’m still figuring it out. I thought I would be transparent, you know?”

Season one of Feel Good is streaming on All4, and the second season began production last year.

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