A conversation with Ely Percy
QUEER, AGENDER, NEURODIVERGENT (BRAIN INJURY)
45 min. Recorded on 15 June 2023.
Ely’s pronouns are they/them, and they are a queer, agender, neurodivergent person. Find out what that means to Ely in this episode.
We also talk about being neurodivergent from a brain injury perspective, being ‘not straight’ during Section 28, acting normal, coming out again, not recognising yourself in the gender binary, and how gender diversity is expanding in film and TV.
“I’m not trying to express a gender. I’m expressing nothing.”
TRANSCRIPT [expand to read] – COMING SOON
Ely Percy is an award-winning Scottish writer, best known for their novel Duck Feet. Their first publication was a letter in Big! magazine (1994). Since then, they’ve released a memoir Cracked, contributed many stories to literary journals, and published two novels; Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz (2019) and Duck Feet (2021).
What we discussed & useful links
- Twenty Eight book
- Zoë Strachan, writer & author
- Queer Shame blog post by Ely Percy
- Billions TV show and the character Taylor Mason, played by Asia Kate Dillon