Anohni nominated for Best British Female at BRIT Awards

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Ethereal vocalist and out trans artist Anohni has been nominated for Best British Female at this year’s BRIT Awards for her stirring 2016 release Hopelessness.

Formerly the singer for UK outfit Antony and the Johnsons, Anohni revealed that she identified as a trans person who prefers feminine pronouns last year.

“‘She’ used to make my skin crawl. Within a gay context it can be used very snidely to contain trans people and to denigrate other man,” she told the Guardian.

Anohni said socialising with women and working on the Future Feminism project in New York empowered her to be more feminine and accept who she was.

“I don’t feel emphatically female, it’s more subtle than that. I was never going to become a beautiful, passable woman, and I was never going to be a man. It’s a quandary. But the trans condition is a beautiful mystery; it’s one of nature’s best ideas.”

Anohni will be up against Nao, Lianne La Havas, Emeli Sande and superstar Ellie Goulding at next month’s ceremony.

OIP Staff


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