Cold February mornings in Plymouth have me wishing I hadn’t lost the warm fur-lined gloves that my girlfriend brought back from Poland for me. Much like this cold chill emanating from my fingertips, the service being provided by the Laurels Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) in Exeter brings a shiver to my spine whenever it is mentioned. Continue reading
Recent events have brought on times for me where I have had strong thoughts of suicide than ever before. Finding strength has been very difficult, but I am still here so I would like to share with you something I have learnt and that I hope will help me better manage my depression in the future. Continue reading
My mind has been running away with me tonight, it’s hard to control when I get like this. I get wound up and over think everything, paying attention to things that are stressful or hurt and dwelling on things I can’t change. I would probably say it’s my biggest flaw, but then my analytical mind is often my biggest asset too, so I can’t always win with it. Continue reading
This is not just clickbait, this is not an exaggeration of my point. I really mean it. To the media outlets like the Daily Mail, the Times and the Telegraph who have published all of the anti-transgender articles in the last month, I say thank you.
Again, I’m really not kidding. Are you confused? Continue reading
This week an article was published on the Telegraph with the headline:
Sex-change men ‘will soon be able to have babies’
It’s a cold night in Plymouth and thus I am wrapped up in a hoodie and have a rather toasty hot water bottle sitting on my lap. Thoughts today centre around my recent return to playing football, which I am REALLY excited about! If you have five minutes, keep on reading and I’ll take you through why it’s so great for me and also the difficulties that come with it as a trans woman. Continue reading
What on earth am I on about?
Or perhaps you have a pretty good idea what I might be getting at.
In the past few weeks I have noticed something that, until now, I never realised was a problem. Well… perhaps not a problem, but something I could do without. Continue reading
I’m a trans woman. I have been dealing with, suffering with and generally sharing a flat with gender dysphoria for over 18 months now (although, let’s be honest, it was slowly creeping up and trying to let me know of it’s existence for the first 27 years too). Continue reading
Plymouth Pride, you were sensational!
This weekend was my first ever Plymouth Pride, having only come out around 18 months ago I am relatively new to the LGBT+ scene, but I am so wonderfully happy to have been embraced by it. Continue reading
What an incredible experience. There was laughter, tears, happiness, friendship, love and most of all a whole lot of pride… trans pride.
On Wednesday the 19th July I made my way across the South coast from Plymouth to a beautifully sunny Brighton. It’s a beast of a drive (about 5 hours give or take) but is worth the amazing line up of events for Trans Pride Brighton 2017. Continue reading