For our Inspirational Diversity Champion for September we have chosen Rebecca Root. Rebecca is a British actress and stand-up comedian. She is one of the very few openly transgender actors in mainstream television and she is to be the star of the new BBC2 sitcom Boy Meets Girl.
Rebecca graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a Master of Arts in Vocal Studies. As well as an actor she is also a voice coach, advertising voice therapy specifically for transgender people to help them “find a voice they feel fits their gender”. She started that career after she transitioned and acting work became harder to find.
Rebecca’s new comedy series Boy Meets Girl starts on
3 September on BBC2 and is the first BBC comedy to feature transgender issues prominently, and the first sitcom to star a transgender actor.
To find out more about Rebecca see her website.