The Body Shop
Rhyannon was chosen by The Body Shop to front ‘Stand Up Stand Out’, a campaign to give marginalised identities a platform and to promote diversity across the brand. Rhyannon recorded make-up tutorials, re-creating her favourite looks and gave an exclusive interview on why make-up matters to her.
“As a transgender woman, make-up has been integral to my journey. Make-up’s transformative powers have enabled me to harness, sculpt and create the female identity and presence that I’m really comfortable in.”
THE NEW GIRL: A TRANS GIRL TELLS IT LIKE IT IS
‘The New Girl’ is a memoir by Rhyannon Styles published by Headline.
In a time when the world is finally waking up to transgender people, Rhyannon opens up to us, holding nothing back in this heartbreakingly honest telling of her life. Through her catastrophic lows and incredible highs, Rhyannon paints a picture of what it’s like to be transgender in glorious technicolor. From cabaret drag acts, brushes with celebrity and Parisian clown school, Rhyannon’s story is like nothing you’ve read before.
Rhyannon is one of 8 transgender women photographed by queer photographer Eivind Hansen to help raise awareness around the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. Hansen’s emphasis on trans women highlights the fact that the worldwide life expectancy of trans women is only thirty-five years old, with trans women of colour facing the bulk of this violence.
‘It was important to me that I represented these women in a way that respectfully showed who they are and how they want to be seen. Through this series I portray these women as strong, beautiful, graceful, sexy and happy. The variety of floral arrangements and colours, compliment their shape and beauty. Together, we produced an empowering and positive narrative for this project. It’s my small part in amplifying the many strong voices of these women and calls for an end to the violence they face.’
From 2015 – 2017 Rhyannon was ELLE UK’s transgender columnist. ‘The New Girl’ documents her experiences of transitioning; from the awkward beginnings of navigating gendered changing rooms, telling her family that she identified as transgender and to finding love. In total she penned 32 columns and recorded 4 videos for ELLE TV. The video ‘Sister, you’re a lady now’ has been viewed over 140,000 times on YouTube. The media exposure catapulted Rhyannon into the spotlight, and she has become a prominent speaker on gender related topics.
Tatty Devine have teamed up with Poppy’s Papercuts to create an exclusive collection of female focused designs in celebration of International Women’s Day and in partnership with the WOW festival. Meet GIRLS GOT IDEAS!
The collection celebrates six inspiring and talented contemporary women, whose individual stories have been transformed into a series of playful, yet empowering jewellery.
Rhyannon’s pieces are inspired by symbols of hope from her childhood and her thoughts on motherhood, taking the form of a delicate ballet slipper and hand inked earrings bearing the message, ‘Love to Give’.
Rhyannon has a feature in Heathrow’s Select magazine, where she curates summer beauty looks to take you from the beach to the Pride parade, without a single smudge.
‘Keep your look fresh this summer with cool, metallic shades that highlight your glowing skin. Indulge your lips with a splash of colour, using a glossy lip stain to add a pop to your pout and bring your look from breezy summer’s day to balmy summer’s night. When the sun goes down, turn up the heat with sultry, sexy eyes. Think classic glamour meets effortless street style and you’ll be bang on trend’.
Available at Heathrow Airport now.
Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman – On Tour
Marisa Carnesky’s current show ‘Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman’ returns this Autumn for a UK tour, and Rhyannon is part of the cast. Dates include a residency at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) in Brighton plus a welcome return to Soho Theatre. Don’t miss your opportunity to see Rhyannon naked on stage and covered in blood literally! If you love 70s horror films, you’ll love this.