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It surprises many to hear that I get very little hassle being out as a transgender person. Being trans can lead us to fear transphobia but I’m increasingly learning that attitude and confidence is key to tackling transphobia – both internalised and external. Over time, I have become more confident being out [...]
Saturday 11th Feb: As part of Newport library and Museum’s LGBT history month project I was invited to read from the new book – which was nice: lovely audience -and there was a generous allocation of tea and biscuits which is always a good thing. (FYI -biscuit data -Fruit shortcake and mini [...]Continue Reading →
A Gender-Queer police officer: now that’s what I call progress.
August 31st to September 2nd 2011 saw Cardiff hosting the ‘Come Out And Play’: LGBT Health and Human Rights summit – a three day conference that offered a wide spectrum of speakers and broad range of subject matter relevant to the LGBT community. It was [...]Continue Reading →
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When it comes to doing the whole grrl thing, then making sure a look hangs together is key to success. Make-up is something that has to be done very well or it can look just plain hideous or even worse: ridiculous! But learning how to do make-up properly is something that takes [...]
Cardiff ‘Come Out And Play’ LGBT Health and Human Rights Conference ran over three days from the 31st August until Friday 2nd September and led nicely into the Cardiff Mardi Gras event on Saturday. There were a range of speakers and workshops and I was delighted to have two submissions accepted – the first [...]Continue Reading →
What does ‘My Princess Boy’ tell us about gender expectations and gender tolerance?
Princess boy “.. likes pretty things, Pink is his favourite colour, he plays dress-up in ‘girlie’ dresses and dances like a beautiful ballerina.”
In just twenty two words the first page of the book has set out everything a [...]Continue Reading →
So I’m reading Anne Vitale’s thesis and its got me thinking. For those of you who are curious,The Gendered Self is a useful read if you are interested in transgender and transsexualism (which I guess you must be since you are reading this blog- d’uh). So here is my thought.
Imagine the world [...]Continue Reading →
The biggest challenge of being transgender is getting clothes that fit well, hang well and look good. I find the main issue for me is a lack of hips – or more specifically the lack of a decent hip-waist ratio. Technically I have size 10 hips, size 12 waist and size 16 chest – not [...]Continue Reading →
On watching episode 2 of Waterloo Road, [series 7] on 23/5/11
I cried yesterday. And even today I’m aware of holding that sadness, a part of me wants to cry today, wants to go back and hold that child, embrace him in protective hug and reassure him it will be ok. Yesterday I saw myself: [...]Continue Reading →