Suzy Eddie Izzard steps outs in a white crochet skirt and denim jacket as she goes shopping in London
Suzy Eddie Izzard cut a summery figure as she headed out on a shopping in Soho, London on Wednesday morning.
The comedian, 61, stepped out in a white crochet skater skirt, teamed with a navy fitted top and denim jacket.
She kept comfortable in a pair of white trainers and wore a pair of stylish sunglasses after making a purchase at Italian swimwear and hosiery brand Calzedonia.
The activist carried her belongings in a black crossbody bag while listening to music through a pair of AirPods.
She recently revealed her plans to prefix her birth name with ‘Suzy’ while expressing a desire to retain ‘Eddie’ for public appearances.
Shop ’til you drop! Suzy Eddie Izzard cut a summery figure as she headed out on a shopping in Soho, London on Wednesday morning
Taking to Instagram earlier this month, Izzard confirmed the change but admitted she was happy for people to continue using her birth name, as well as male pronouns – despite expressing a preference for she/her.
Sharing a brief post, she wrote: ‘As people may now well know, I have added the name ‘Suzy’ to my names.
‘So going forward I am preferring Suzy but I don’t mind Eddie. And I prefer she/her but I don’t mind he/him.
‘So no one can really get it wrong unless they call me Kenneth or Sabrina. I am remaining Eddie Izzard in public. Thank you. Suzy/Eddie.’
Days earlier Izzard revealed the abuse she faced after coming out as transgender in the less accepting 1980s.
The popular comedian, who is genderfluid, first came out as trans in 1985 when she was 23.
She told Good Morning Britain hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd about how she was ostracised by society and ‘fought in the streets’ after receiving abuse.
‘If you were trans you were considered toxic and not part of society. There weren’t any conversations when I came out in ’85 so it was such a hard mental thing to do because I had to sort of go do it.’
Summery: The comedian, 61, stepped out in a white crochet skater skirt, teamed with a navy fitted top and denim jacket
She continued: ‘You had to basically go out and if people shouted at you on the street, if they fought you in the streets, you had to fight back and stand your ground.’
In disbelief, Shepherd asked if she was ever actually involved in a physical fight.
Izzard continued: ‘Yes. Not a huge amount of times.
‘I did have a big fight which I’ve talked about. There’s been a few fights and a lot more people shouting abuse.
‘That has got less over the years, but then if I go to other places I can get it. I just stand my ground.
‘Everything after that is not so hard! Doing stand-up in French and German.’
Out and about: She kept comfortable in a pair of white trainers and wore a pair of stylish sunglasses after making a purchase at Italian swimwear and hosiery brand Calzedonia