Bodybuilding, boxing and fire: How Cassils pushes performance art to its extreme – KAKE

“When I (trained as a bodybuilder) in 2011, there were no words like ‘non-binary’ or ‘gender non-conforming,” said Cassils, who uses they/them pronouns, in a video interview. “If you were trans, which very few people were, you were (told to have) surgical alterations, or you were signed up for a life-long prescription of injectable hormones. And if you didn’t do that, you were not considered trans — both by society at large and even by the trans community itself.”