Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey shared a heartfelt message to their younger self in honour of Trans Day of Visibility. 

On 31 March, The Last of Us star – who identifies as non-binary and goes by any pronouns – tweeted a picture from their childhood to celebrate the important day.

“Happy TDOV to this little dude. I didn’t know the word non-binary in this picture,” Ramsey wrote. 

“But I knew what it meant. Inherently. Because I always was, and always will be. Lotsa love to all of my trans enby and gender funky friends. #TransDayofVisibility.” 

Following their inspiring message, fans and Ramsey’s industry peers flocked to Twitter to support the young talent. 

One person wrote: “I’m so proud of you. I’m so glad you’re able to be your true authentic self. I couldn’t be more proud of you and everything you’ve accomplished.”

Another fan thanked the Catherine Called Birdy star for inspiring them and “many others.” 

“You’ve certainly helped me with being more and more okay with who I am, and I cannot thank you enough for that. Thank you for being the light and voice for a lot of us,” they added.

Melanie Lynskey, who played Kathleen in The Last of Us, also praised the 19-year-old, writing: “You are so awesome.” 

Ramsey’s heartwarming tweet comes a few months after they opened up about their non-binary journey with The New York Times. 

“Someone would call me ‘she’ or ‘her’, and I wouldn’t think about it, but I knew that if someone called me ‘he,’ it was a bit exciting,” the Hilda star revealed. 

“I’m very much just a person. Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.” 

While Ramsey doesn’t identify with the gender binary, she isn’t fazed by playing female characters. 

In an additional interview with GQ, the Critics Choice Award nominee said: “This is what bothers me more than pronouns: being called a ‘young woman’ or a ‘powerful young woman’, ‘young lady,’ but I’m just not [that].

“Catherine Called Birdy, I was in dresses. Young Elizabeth, I was in a corset. And I felt super powerful in that. Playing these more feminine characters is a chance to be something so opposite to myself, and it’s really fun.”