Comedian Eddie Izzard Gets Support For Using She/Her Pronouns
Comedian Eddie Izzard recently appeared on a British TV show, where she explained that she uses she/her pronouns.
Izzard was featured as the subject of a portrait in an an episode of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. The show features artists painting famous faces in order to claim the title.
Izzard stated that her appearance was was the first time she asked to be referred with exclusively she/her pronouns.
“Well, I try to do things that I think are interesting, and this is the first program I’ve asked if I can be ‘she’ and ‘her’. The transition period,” she told Curtis Holder, a competitor on the show.
“Well, it feels great, because people just assume that… well, they just know me from before. I’m gender-fluid. I just wanted to be based in girl mode from now on,” she replied to Holder, when asked how felt using her pronouns.
Izzard added that she has “one life to live, live it well” in regard to being her true self.
Izzard has spoken out in the past about her gender-fluid identity. She has often referred to having multiple “modes.”
“I have boy mode and girl mode. I am kind of gender-fluid,” Izzard told the Windy City Times in 2019. “I want to express both sides of myself, which has always been there. I am a tomboy and tomgurl kind of person.”