No matter how difficult Emma finds it, Emma knows that Emma’s family will support her in whatever way she wants. 

“I was in a relationship with a girl when I first met her. My mum told me, and my little brother DM’d me, saying “Hey, I want to welcome you, since I’ve known bi for ages,” and explaining that “much less chill” is the older generation of her brother’s about gender fluidity. 

Also, Instagram’s community building has been a huge help. Pennyworth star. “If you have a platform and you’re able to use it,” they explained, “that’s obviously so important—and I met some incredible people through it.”

In fact, Emma took to Instagram last August to open up about their identity, sharing a clip on Stories of their interview with ITV News Granada host Victoria Grimes. At the time, Emma noted that it was “scary” to come out on TV but also important for them to do so because “visibility is key.”