Evie McDonald on First Day (Photo: ABC disclosure)
March 30 on ABC Me the transgender child series “First Day”, which narrates
the drama of a trans girl in her first year of high school.
series, transgender activist and actress Evie McDonald plays Hannah Bradford
who, in the series of 4 episodes only, will experience the difficulties of being a child
trans among cis classmates at school.
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First Day is
McDonald's first role, however, she was involved in several
transgender awareness projects, including the 2017 campaign
to remove the family court from the gender affirmation process to
In an interview with Star Observer, McDonald discussed the importance of visibility projects, such as First Day, to change social perceptions about what it is like to be transgender.
help make it easier for others to become trans in the future. To be
Transgender is not a choice – and we are always there, ”McDonald told
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McDonald came out and made the transition while still in elementary school, the media
positive about trans people was not very positive. McDonald's expects
the series helps to show that trans people are like everyone else.
donuts, I like mermaids and playing with my friends. I'm human like everyone
world, ”she says.
The series also features Isabel
Burmester (The Hunting), Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues), Elena Liu (Girls
Change the World) and Jo Hunt (Here Come the Habibs). The pilot episode
won the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Award for Kids ‘Program and Gender
Equity Prize at the prestigious International Children's Television Festival Prix
Watch the trailer:
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