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?
Why I (increasingly) use the pronouns 'they/them/their' When I first transitioned, I used (no, insisted on using!) male pronouns. In my early transition, my main priority was to be read as male. I have because increasingly aware that this is a narrow way to understand my gender. I am transmasculine, but I am so much… Continue reading Why I use neutral pronouns
This is the first of several reflections on my participation in the Discernment and Radical Engagement (DARE) conference facilitated by Council for World Mission last week in Mexico City. I was part of the embodiment stream, where we explored what it means to be embodied when pone is considered 'indecent' or 'abnormal'. One of the… Continue reading Being the body
I thought I would share some resources, which might be helpful for those just starting to explore/understand trans identities. I have created a simple Church Guide based on the Trans Media Watch Style Guide which will help Christians and churches as they explore the 'dos' and 'don'ts' of trans identities. If you would like to understand trans… Continue reading Basic Resources
The Church of Scotland has just released a new resource for the pastoral care of trans people. I am thrilled that the Church of Scotland has created such a positive and nuanced resource. It is important to remember, when discussing identities, that we are talking about people, not an academic abstraction. I am particularly pleased… Continue reading New Resource
Visit This week I went back to my old school, to chat to the teachers and young people there about my experiences as a transgender person. It was an amazing experience to go back to school, as me, and share with people who had known me in a very different presentation what is really means… Continue reading Back to School