Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Ely Percy

Episode 98

A conversation with Ely Percy


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.”

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About Ely

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).

You can find Ely on their website,, and on Facebook @elypercy.

What we discussed & useful links

Podcast episodes:

Book cover of Twenty Eight by Kestral Gaian, Harris Eddie Hill and others
Twenty Eight by Kestral Gaian, Ely Percy and others
Cover of Duck Feet by Ely Percy
Duck Feet by Ely Percy
Cover of Vicky, Romeo + Jools by Ely Percy
Vicky Romeo + Joolz by Ely Percy
Cover of Cracked by Lynsey Calderwood
Cracked by Lynsey Calderwood

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