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 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
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
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
Today I was able to my vote in the UK General Election registered as female for the very first time. In doing so I felt an enormous amount of pride in myself for having come so far in my own journey over the last year. However, upon further reflection I realised that it means a great deal more than that, only 90 years ago this would have been a right I would have lost in my societal transition from male to female. Continue reading
There is a big wall in front of me with only one door and a big queue of people leading up to it.
For over three months I have had too much testosterone in my system. My testosterone level is way above normal for a female, it is in fact in normal male range, not even low male range. Continue reading
Always a hot topic of the transgender world, ‘Which bathroom do you use?’
I am a transgender woman who has been living full-time for 5 months and I have not used a men’s bathroom once in that time, nor do I intend to. Also, before going full-time I would always use the women’s bathroom when presenting female. Continue reading
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