Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Charlie Orriss

Episode 37

A conversation with Charlie Orriss


24 min. Recorded on 23 March 2021.

Charlie’s pronouns are he/him, and he identifies as an FTM (Female To Male) trans man. Find out what that means to Charlie in this episode.

We also talk about labels as a protection as well as a hindrance, how gender and mental health go hand in hand, the therapeutic benefits of cosplay, and what Dissociative Identity Disorder can be like.

“When changes started happening [after taking testosterone] that’s when I was like ok, this is how it’s supposed to be. This is how I should have been a long time ago.”

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About Charlie

“I have multiple mental health issues that I also struggle with on a day to day basis. I would love to be a mental health ambassador in the future. A random fact about me is I love fossil hunting.”

You can find Charlie’s blog about his life as a trans man with mental health issues on

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