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
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
When speaking about things to a friend recently I was able to collect my thoughts and came upon quite a profound realisation. After less than a year on hormones, I have completed my transition.
I suppose you’re wondering what I mean by this title. What exactly could we be forgetting? Well, quite simply, this is a reminder to all that when getting invested in your transition and putting so much of your effort and energy into it, don’t forget that there is a world outside of your own that needs you in it. Continue reading
I’ve had a bit of a down/angsty week, which resulted in venting this frustration through a couple of blog posts. The first one is this piece on the NHS waiting list.
Times they are a changing.
They certainly are. So many things are different now to how they were a few months ago (let alone a year ago!) Continue reading