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‘The Crown’s’ Emma Corrin Posts Chest-Binding Photos After Pronoun Update

"It's all a journey ... Lots of twists and turns and change and that's ok! Embrace it," British actor wrote on Instagram.

Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin posted arresting photos on social media earlier this week of themself wearing a makeshift chest binder, after recently updating their pronouns.

“It’s all a journey right,” Corrin, who played Princess Diana in the fourth season of the Netflix series “The Crown,” wrote on Instagram. “Lots of twists and turns and change and that’s ok! Embrace it.”

Corrin, 25, referred in the post to “messing around” with different materials, including boxing wrap, to bind their breasts before “buying a proper binder.” Chest binders are often used by nonbinary and trans people to address body dysphoria.

“Thanks for capturing this with me, very intimate, very new, very cool,” the British actor added, tagging photographer David-Simon Dayan, who took the photos.

The response to the post was overwhelmingly positive. Jennifer Garner responded with three heart emojis. “13 Reasons Why” actor Tommy Dorfman wrote, “I love you so much.” 

Corrin also updated the gender pronouns on their Instagram profile to she/they.

In their latest post, Corrin said they use binders from trans-owned company gc2b. “Bind safely,” the actor said.

Dr. David Rosenthal, the medical director of the Center for Transgender Care at Northwell Health in New York, recommends only using garments specifically designed for chest binding. Substitutions, like elastic bandages, can cause breathing and circulation issues, he told Business Insider

In April, the “Crown” star posted an image from a Pop magazine photoshoot, showing them in a wedding dress. “Ur fave queer bride,” Corrin wrote in the caption.

Corrin is next starring in the upcoming dramaMy Policeman,” alongside Harry Styles. Styles plays a police officer who is secretly having an affair with a man, and Corrin plays his wife. 

CORRECTION: This post originally stated that gc2b had supplied a binder pictured in Corrin’s photos. 

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