After reports of the news spread, the British singer, 27, wrote in-depth about the update via a social media announcement. "After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out," they wrote in a lengthy note. "I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision, but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f**k it!"
Smith went on admit that they understands there will likely be "many mistakes and mis gendering," but they simply wants people to try their best. "I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you," they continued. "I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary but I can't wait for the day that I am. So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open. If you have questions and are wondering what this all means I’ll try my best to explain but I have also tagged below the human beings who are fighting the good fight everyday. These are activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community that have helped me and given me so much clarity and understanding."
Scroll on below to read Smith's announcement in full and see some of the many advocates that they showed love to in the social media post!
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