Columnist for ELLE UK. Author at Headline Books. Performance artist. Face of The Body Shop Stand UP Stand OUT makeup campaign.
THE NEW GIRL: A TRANS GIRL TELLS IT LIKE IT IS
‘The New Girl’ is a memoir by Rhyannon Styles published on 01st June 2017 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 and crippling depression, Rhyannon’s story is like nothing you’ve read before.
In September 2015 Rhyannon became ELLE UK magazine’s transgender columnist. Rhyannon’s column called ‘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.
DR CARNESKY’S INCREDIBLE BLEEDING WOMAN
From a secret institute Dr Carnesky invites you to attend a marvellously bloody lecture featuring spectacular illusions – hair hanging, sawing in half and sword swallowing. Featuring gushes of strawberry jelly and floods of theatrical blood. If you thought menstruation was a medical issue, think again! A revelationary romp into the ritual power of the last unmentionable taboo.
I-D: The Fifth Sense
Trans scents of femininity: The story of how Rhyannon Styles sculpted a fragrant new female identity!
We are all more than aware the powers of remembering a scent: stories, people, places and things are summoned at the slightest whiff. The smell of dense woods, strawberry farms, my nan’s home baking and freshly laid tarmac remind me of my childhood. B&H cigarettes, shaving foam and Lynx Africa take me straight back inside the P.E changing rooms at high school. Vinegar, bleach and hairspray conjure up disorienting lost weekends with drag queens in the sweaty nightclubs clubs of South London.