I use nails as my catalyst for change because doing someone's nails is such an intimate interaction, I get to touch people, not just physically - as in touching their hands, but touch them on a deeper level too. As a result hopefully they'll go away with more than just a manicure, they'll go away with a new perspective - they'll go away an ally.
You may still disagree, that's fine. You may still be adamant that she's not heroic, that she's not a worthy winner. That's also fine. But one thing you must agree with is the fact that Caitlyn is a woman. She is not a 'man in a dress' or a 'man is disguise'. She identifies as a woman; therefore, she is a woman.
Nobody should ever have to feel singled out in life. That's the message I'm trying to get across. The response has been amazing. I've received messages from other young transgender teens saying that my video has inspired them to stand up to abuse and believe in themselves. I'm glad I've got a few Beliebers.
Here is a list of just some of the comments I receive on a daily basis: "OMG. That's a MAN!', "ERR. I'm not going near that", "Go kill yourself!", "You were born a man, so be a man!", "Your mum should be ashamed", "You dirty tranny", "I'm going to smash your face in, watch!", "you're going to hell". The list is endless.
In all of my musical, equality and advisory roles, music continues to be a key tool in eradicating discrimination. In all our annual 'Educate and Celebrate' school showcases, students and teachers use music extensively through LGBT anthems, music by LGBT composers and equality songs written by our young people.
Let's support that change without turning it into either a noisy, vindictive, self seeking and other woman bashing performance, or by engaging in unnecessary, overly indulgent self flagellation. Let's support that change whilst supporting each other, so that we can all come together and finally, finally, smash the patriarchy to smithereens.