Charlie Craggs

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Charlie Craggs
EducationLondon College of Fashion
Known forActivism, Human Rights, Nail Art, Creative, Nail Transphobia

Charlie Craggs is a trans activist and the founder of Nail Transphobia.[1]


According to Craggs, a lack of public awareness about transgender issues prompted her to begin speaking out.[2]

In 2013 Craggs began Nail Transphobia, a series of pop-up sessions where she does nail art for individuals to raise visibility of trans issues.[3][4]

In July 2018, Craggs launched her nail art brand, Nail It. All profits from the brand are donated to Nail Transphobia.[5] Nail It campaigns for awareness on trans issues, including pushing for the creation of trans-inclusive emojis, reclaiming the lobster emoji as a symbol for the trans community.[6][7]


Charlie Craggs published her first book, To my Trans Sisters, a collection of letters by successful trans women in 2017.[8] The following year she wrote a short piece for the book Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies) curated by Scarlett Curtis.[9]


  1. ^ "How I'm Fighting Transphobia By Doing People's Nails". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  2. ^ "Charlie Craggs: As a transgender female I shouldn't be afraid to be myself". ITV News. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  3. ^ "Meet The Woman Using Nail Art To Tackle Transphobia". The Debrief. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  4. ^ "The Trans Manicurist Trading Nail Art For Education". Broadly. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  5. ^ "The Chic Nail Brand Fighting Transphobia With Lobster Decals". PAPER. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  6. ^ "We Love This New #ClawsOutForTrans Campaign From Charlie Craggs". Marie Claire. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  7. ^ "Trans activists are hijacking the lobster emoji for an important reason". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  8. ^ Pike, Naomi. "Girl On A Mission: Charlie Craggs". Vogue UK. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  9. ^ "The Londoner: Joe Wright and Haley Bennett 'expecting a baby'". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-10-29.