British Artist & Stylist: Oliver Hull

We are happy to have the chance to talk with Oliver Hull from the UK, and we are proud to present to you his story.


Growing Up: Good Upbringing

I grew up in Staffordshire with my mum my dad, brother and sister. I had a really good upbringing and my parents always encouraged me to be myself and follow my heart.

Like a lot of kids growing up LGBT, it was also quite uncomfortable at times. I got picked on at school and got treated badly by some questionable friends. Funnily enough as soon as I came out as gay, a lot of the discomfort, and the bullying stopped. I think it's harder for people to pick on someone who is proud of who they are.


Coming Out

I've always felt very lucky and grateful to have had parents that supported me. When I was 17 I told my dad I had something I needed to tell him whilst whilst we were driving home from a party. I got really upset and he got worried, but when I told him I was gay he just smiled and said 'I thought you were going to tell me something really bad'. He didn't care and neither did my mum, they just wanted me to be happy.

Everyone knows I'm gay, I don't really have to tell that to anyone and society is gradually getting better at letting people be who they want to be.

I was really lucky to have been brought up in an environment where everyone was pretty respectful and accepting of me. The only regret is that I didn't come out sooner.

I have so many wonderful friends who I love like brothers and sisters, and a family who are always there for me. My mum used to say to me 'you are rich and you will always be rich, not in money but in the friends and family you have'.

I have a lot of fun working out ways to express who I am. My close friends call me Princess Olivia.

'It's hard being a diamond in a rhinestone world'


It's Empowering!

When I was in denial about who I was, bullies always used that as a way to torment me. Once I came out and owned my sexuality there was nothing that bullies could say that would hurt me because being gay was no longer my weakness.

A lot of people who have never had to hide their sexuality won't understand what it means to come out, or how it shapes you. For me it was incredibly empowering having to understand and accept myself.



One of my hairdressing work


My Artistry

I've been an artist since I was a child. I have many different creative outlets. At the moment I'm working as a hair stylist in a salon in central London.

I also do a lot of photo shoots outside it the salon for editorials and fashion projects. I'm also a painter. I like to take inspiration from my life and the London party scene and the interesting people I meet.

I moved to London two years ago and it was the best thing I ever did. I always wanted to live in a city where there are so many opportunities and people to meet. London is so accepting that I am able to be who I want to here.

Sometimes when I'm unsure about things I'll ask myself; 'what would Dolly do?'


More of my hairdressing works



Gender Ideas, Masculinity & Femininity

I'm asked a lot about gender because of the way I look, and as I continue to learn my ideas and understanding on the subject are always changing so I find it hard to hold down a solid opinion.

For me the ultimate goal is for all of us to embrace ourselves and be celebrated as individuals.


Femininity is not bound to the female form. We are all genderless souls existing in bodies that do not dictate who we are or what we feel.


I think it's great that we live in a time where people are exploring their gender identity. It's also wonderful that people are starting to understand that ones femininity and masculinity doesn't have to correspond to the sex that you are born into.

But I'm often asked what my preferred pronouns are, and the question always throws me. Sometimes I feel the expectancy to identify as something to be a bit restrictive because I don't think my identity can be categorised. Wether I feel masculine or feminine doesn't actually say anything about who I am as a person.

I think people should feel free to express their masculinity and femininity even if it doesn't align with their sex.


One of my alter ego's: Felicia Keys


People I Look Up To

I look up to anyone who is assertive with their life and their dreams and who tried to be as kind and loving as they can. I admire people who aren't afraid of who they are or what other people think of them.

Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, My mum,..


Personal Quotes

I hope that we can all love, respect, and accept each other, before climate change kills us all.

"Whatever you choose to do, do it with a smile :)"

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Video grab of relatives of inmates holding signs pleading for authorities to release injured prisoners after a prison riot took place over fears of the new coronavirus at the Castro Castro prison in Lima on April 28, 2020. - Nine inmates were killed and dozens of guards wounded when rioting broke out at a prison in Lima after two inmates died from COVID-19, authorities in Peru said Tuesday. (Photo by Jesus OLARTE / AFPTV / AFP) (Photo by JESUS OLARTE/AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images)

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View of smoke arising from the Castro Castro prison during a riot in Lima on April 27, 2020. - Nine inmates were killed and dozens of guards wounded when rioting broke out at a prison in Lima after two inmates died from COVID-19, authorities in Peru said Tuesday. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

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Coronavirus Pandemic Causes Climate Of Anxiety And Changing Routines In America

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View of smoke arising from the Castro Castro prison during a riot in Lima on April 27, 2020. - Nine inmates were killed and dozens of guards wounded when rioting broke out at a prison in Lima after two inmates died from COVID-19, authorities in Peru said Tuesday. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

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We spoke to Daria Jane, a 19-year old student in Romania, on thriving and being herself.


How amazing is Daria?

Daria Ioana Bulzan, known as Daria Jane from YouTube is 19 and studies Marketing at Bucharest's Business University. She grew up in Botosani, a small town in Romania, and, at just 11, she moved to the capital, Bucharest, to join a ballet school. At 14, Daria decided to join the acting high school where she graduated from.


"I Fought For Myself, But Was Surrounded by Good People"

How beautiful of Daria's mom?

Who helped you the most to become who you are today?

"Believe it or not, I am the person who helped me the most to become myself, because I find it hard nowadays to rely on others... even though my mother is more than a best friend and we have a special relationship. She helped me a lot as well, morally and even financially at the beginning of my transition. I can mention my friends too, they were very supportive as well. I may say I was surrounded by good people.

I only grew up with my mother, and as I said, she helped me a lot and loves me unconditionally. I'm her only child at the end of the day. My relatives were ok too. I can't remember any awful moments, my family didn't really make it that big of a deal."

"I'm more sure of who I am now than ever"

How cute is this couple?

When asked if she had to fight for who she is, Daria doesn't sugar-coat the process but also sees the beauty and power in her achievement:

Tricky and tough question. I will say yes though, because in my case, we're talking about transitioning. There is a journey, more-like a"hell of a ride." I have been through cringey and embarrassing moments (a lot of those), surgeries, debates, insults, bullying... and yet here I am, just being me. I think it's a mental "transition" as well, because it made me the strong person I am today. I don't regret anything though, because I'm a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. I learned a lot of lessons throughout my journey. Having said that, I'm more sure of who I am than ever.

"I want to show the world that trans people can be rational/sane"

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Regarding her fans on social media, Daria is very level-headed and has a crystal clear mind as to what she wants to accomplish through her platform and how:

"I don't see them as fans, since I'm not a popular person. I'm just expressing my views in general. that may be highly controversial or not, and I don't aspire to get "more fans", but to get more real (if that makes any sense). I want to show the world that trans people can be rational/sane. And yes, I'm down to speak at events although there aren't many. About community hmm... I'm not very connected to the people of the trans community, or LGBT in general. I'm surrounded by straight non-trans people all the time and I love it. Believe it or not, I feel like I can forget about this aspect of my life, I try to do what I would've done if I'd been a biologically born woman and focus on my career and my goals. I really don't like to emphasize the fact that I'm trans (it's no secret, but it's no pride either), and this way helped me live normally in a society where these things are often seen as horrible and very controversial."

Daria's Transition Timeline Video

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Kids are bored at home

The hospitals are overwhelmed

Mayor says everyone is dying

A woman with a face protection mask passes by a mural reading "Not every hero wears a cape" as tribute to Polish medical professionals amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in Warsaw on April 16, 2020. - From April 16, 2020, wearing face protection masks in public spaces is mandatory in Poland. (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Covid Spreads Across the World

Palestine Hit Hard

Palestinian farmers wearing surgical masks as a precaution due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic harvest carnation flowers in a greenhouse as feed for farm animals, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on April 16, 2020. - Palestinian farmers had to salvage some of dispose of part of their flower crop due to a drop in sales as events and gatherings were banned due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP) (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images)

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An employee of a private medical firm takes a coronavirus test sample from a health care employee to help diagnose the spread of the virus, in Warsaw on April 16, 2020. (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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An employee of a private medical firm takes a coronavirus test sample from a health care employee, to help diagnose the spread of the virus in Warsaw on April 16, 2020. (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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A woman walks past a closed restaurant in Paris on April 16, 2020 on the 31th day of a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP) (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

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People wait in lines to collect cash from a bank under the governmental Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme for families in need during a nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Karachi on April 16, 2020. (Photo by Asif HASSAN / AFP) (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Taal volcano eruption in Philippines

BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 13: Villager are seen as they look at Taal volcano erupting in Batangas, Philippines on January 13, 2020. (Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Taal volcano eruption in Philippines

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Residents walk past wooden boats as Taal volcano erupts, in Tanauan town, Batangas province south of Manila on January 13, 2020. - Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning spewed from a volcano south of the Philippine capital on January 13, grounding hundreds of flights as authorities warned of a possible "explosive eruption". (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP) (Photo by TED ALJIBE/AFP via Getty Images)