Abigail Thorn of philosophy tube came out a transgender! In the clip, she says she came out “ages ago” in private, but this was the first time she was telling her fans.
It begins: “Hello friends! I’m delighted to say I am a trans woman; my name is Abigail and you can refer to me with she/her.”
She thanked those close to her who had kept her news secret while she “prepared to come out publicly”.
Thorn continued: “Things are very, very bad for trans people in the UK, and they’re getting worse.”
“My existing following means I have now instantly become one of the most recognisable transgender people in the country and I feel an enormous pressure to be ‘good at it’.”
The YouTuber has a collective subscriber count of 840,000.
Abigail Thorn (born 24 April 1993) is a British actress and YouTuber who produces the YouTube channel Philosophy Tube.
The channel began in 2013, when Thorn sought to provide free lessons in philosophy in the wake of the 2012 increase in British tuition fees. Her videos discuss philosophy through a left-wing perspective often informed by developments in contemporary politics.