14/11/2016 12:36 GMT | Updated 15/11/2017 05:12 GMT

People Say 'I'm A Man Now' - But I've Always Just Been Me

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Lewis Hancox is a comedy writer, actor and YouTuber. Born female, Lewis transitioned as a teenager. As part of The Huffington Post UK's Building Modern Men series, Lewis vlogs on his journey, what 'being a man' means to him and why, in his words, "I've not gone from being a woman to man. I've just always been me."

Lewis' Channel 4 series of shorts, Me and My Teen Self is available on All 4 here, and you can follow Lewis on Twitter, on Facebook, and on YouTube.

HuffPost UK is running a month-long focus around men to highlight the pressures they face around identity and to raise awareness of the epidemic of suicide. To address some of the issues at hand, Building Modern Men presents a snapshot of life for men, the difficulty in expressing emotion, the challenges of speaking out, as well as kick starting conversations around male body image, LGBT identity, male friendship and mental health.

To blog for Building Modern Men, email If you would like to read our features focused around men, click here