Has the Laurels GIC given up?

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

Transliving Journal: Football – Am I Allowed To Play?

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

Gender Dysphoria: a guide from someone who suffers it

Overview of medical definition

The medical definition of Gender Dysphoria as stated on the NHS website is as follows:

“Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there’s a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It’s sometimes known as gender identity disorder (GID), gender incongruence or transgenderism.” Continue reading