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TEAM ZOELLA SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

13 Questions With Kenny Ethan Jones

First off, how are you and how is your 2021 going? At the moment I’m really focused on growth, healing and getting all my ducks in a row. I’ve grown massively over the past 2 years both career and personally and all of the lockdowns have provided me with time to really think.  Can you tell […]

First off, how are you and how is your 2021 going?

At the moment I’m really focused on growth, healing and getting all my ducks in a row. I’ve grown massively over the past 2 years both career and personally and all of the lockdowns have provided me with time to really think. 

Can you tell us about your career and how it has evolved?

I first came into this space as a model. But once I got a taste of advocacy I wanted more! Since then I’ve developed into a writer and consultant as an extension of my advocacy. 

What do you stand for on social media and what will people get from following you?

Inclusivity, empathy and transparency. Lots of education on trans rights, many book recommendations and good vibes. 

A lot of your activism is based on menstruation as a trans man, can you elaborate on why it is so important to you?

This was the number one thing that caused me much dysphoria growing up and I don’t want any trans person to feel the same. 

What kind of changes would you like to see in the mainstream media over the next few years, in regards to trans men and menstruation?

I think there’s been a lot of effort and interest into displaying the truth about periods. Things such as endometriosis and other health conditions are finally being spoken about and I do believe some of the shame and taboo around periods have lessened. I’d like more trans people to attend events about periods and possibly trans only forum rooms discussing them. 

What would your first words of advice be for anyone wanting to transition and are ready for the next steps?

Be patient. The road to transitioning is not quick and many of the changes you’re probably wanting to see both physically and mentallty will take time. Your end goal of whatever a successful transition looks like to you will happen. But give yourself permission to enjoy the process. 

We’re big on books at Zoella, are there any you would recommend for anyone struggling with their bodies?

Without a doubt, the best book I’ve read about bodies is Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe. 

What are you currently working on?

I can’t speak about much at the moment but they’ll be announced in January of next year! Until then I’ve really been considering starting my own book club 

Who are some of your favourite accounts online?

@Charlie_craggs never fails to make me laugh. She recently released her documentary “transitioning teens” that I highly suggest you watch.  

@Chantayyjayy Obsession with oysters is unmatched. She’s also an amazing journalist and very educated on all things Black culture

What does your perfect weekend look like?

Lots of reading, spending some time with friends, eating a really good authentic meal and watching a critically acclaimed film 

What do you always carry with you?

A book 

What would your last ever meal be

STEAK!

What is one positive piece of advice you could give to our audience?

Now is the time. I know a lot of us wait for the “perfect” time/circumstances/resources to start doing something but the truth is no matter when you start there will be obstacles to overcome. Start today, even a small step. I believe in you! 

Follow Kenny on Instagram here!

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