Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 Remember ... what we do to real, living, breathing trans and gender non-conforming people when we deny, brush over or ignore the truth of their identities: 'Jenner on everyone's lips while the brutality of living in this body becomes an asterisk at the bottom of equality pages. No one ever… Continue reading Remember. Honour. Act.
A Biblical Exploration of ITV's Drama Butterfly In Mark 6 Jesus is found to be 'a prophet without honour in his home town'. This passage immediately came to mind as I considered how to respond to ITV's recent drama series Butterfly. Setting the Scene In Butterfly, Maxine, a young transfeminine person, is supported by her mum to… Continue reading Butterfly or Prophet? A Review
When I started doing trans advocacy work, my mum sent me a link to the song Brave by Sarah Barielles. 'Say what you wanna say, and let the words fall out. Honestly, I wanna see you be brave.' Later, she sings 'and since your history of silence, don't do you any good, did you think… Continue reading Brave
"Come out, come out, wherever you are." This could be the shout of children playing hide and seek or the snarl of a horror-film villain. Today, on what is apparently 'National Coming Out Day' I wonder which it is for you, and for me. Come out come out, whoever you are... I am writing this… Continue reading Come Out, Come Out
https://www.gofundme.com/move4maddie Maddie is a child who happens to be trans. She has received threats of physical harm and even death from the parents of other children at her school who are unhappy with them sharing gendered spaces with Maddie. I would urge you to go to the link above, and support Maddie's family in their… Continue reading A Move for Maddie – On bullying and gendered spaces
My new GP surgery is great, it even has a dispensary that sorts out my T prescriptions for me; awesome! I have also, however, recently experienced the ugly side of seeking medical care as a trans person. Months ago the Gender Identity Clinic asked that I be referred for a hysterectomy, because I experience severe… Continue reading Medical Stuff – the good, The bad, and the ugly
Trans people and identities have been in the media a lot recently. Just 13 hours ago the Canadian Post shared an article about a woman complaining after being 'forced' to sleep in the same shelter room as another woman who happens to be trans. Yesterday, a trans rugby player told us, through CNN, that they… Continue reading Why?