English actor Emma Louise Corrin, known for her stunning performance as Diana in The Crown, has shared pictures of herself in a chest binder. Despite hinting towards queerness multiple times in the past, she has never said it explicitly – although you could argue that posting about a chest binder is a BIG BLINKING SIGNAL that yes, she’s queer.
(Emma Corrin is yet to specify which pronouns she uses. Throughout this article, we’ve used she/her, but will continue to be guided by the pronouns Emma indicates should be used in the future.)
In the post, Corrin shares that before she purchased her first binder, she used boxing wrap as a substitute.
“Some time before I bought my first binder, messing around with @sirdavidsimon, we used boxing wrap,” she wrote on her Instagram.
“Thanks for capturing this with me, very intimate, very new, very cool. It’s all a journey, right?
“Lot’s of twists and turns and changes and that’s ok! Embrace it!”
In the post, Corrin also tagged the brand gc2b, an LGBTQ+ and trans owned company “designed with the true you in mind.” She also mentions David-Simon Dayan, a queer photographer known for capturing queer talent such as RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Gigi Goode.
It’s worth noting that binders are not exclusively for trans and non-binary people, but the post has still left us with much to think about.
Corrin first made reference to her own queerness with an Insta post from April in which she called herself “ur fave queer bride.”
At the time of posting, Corrin also updated their bio to read she/they, but this has since been taken down.
It feels as if Corrin is living and experiencing her queerness rather than sitting down and talking about it, and to that I say, enjoy the hell out of this ride!
Being in the public eye and evolving through your queer identity must not be easy, and we should absolutely allow Corrin to say what she wants in her own time. Besides, the pictures she’s posting lately are iconic and who am I to question them.
Corrin also posted a pic behind the scenes of her new play Anna X, with the caption “everyone is queer and everyone is just feeling something so much.”
Make of that what you will.
According to its description, the play is about “two outsiders” going to lengths to “construct the identities they want.”
Whether queer or not, Emma Louise Corrin is clearly just living her best life and exploring herself to the fullest, and we love to see it.