Mae Martin. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Mae Martin has come out as non-binary in a heartfelt Instagram post.
The star and co-writer of Netflix’s Feel Good opened up about their gender and announced their pronouns are they/them – they “don’t mind” she/her as well, they added.
Martin is very much still on a personal journey when it comes to their gender, they said, but, proudly wearing a binder for a new photoshoot, they’re ready to be more open about who they are to the world.
“The way I feel about my gender identity is ongoing and evolving, and it’s personal,” Mae Martin wrote in the caption, “but I thought it might be good to say for clarity and in case anyone finds it helpful.
“I’m nonbinary, my pronouns are they/them and she/her (I love it when people say ‘they’ but I don’t mind ‘she’ at ALL).
“I’m very bisexual and attracted to people of all genders. I experience gender dysphoria sometimes – not always! – and have done since I was a tiny kid.
“When that dysphoria hits it sucks, and I find wearing a binder […] can sometimes help me feel more confident.”
For the 33-year-old, press photoshoots became a way for them to wear their binder with pride.
Wearing a black binder by the Brentwood, Maryland-based brand gc2b, Mae Martin “faced their anxiety” and “embraced wearing the binder rather than being embarrassed”.
“This aspect of my identity is just one part of me and not the main part at ALL,” they continued, “but I get asked about it a lot in interviews/by online people, and am often inaccurately referred to as a female comedian or a lesbian comedian, so I thought I’d just clarify.
“I haven’t been that clear publicly, or privately to some of my friends to be honest. That’s mainly because I’m still figuring it out.
“I thought I would be transparent, you know? Now I can just go back to talking about Bette Midler, corn, sloths, etc.”