Body Positivity & Self Acceptance (when you’re queer, trans, non-binary, intersex)

Queer, trans, non-binary and intersex people are taught to hate their bodies.  As queer people we are told that our instincts are wrong, the way we use our bodies for sex and romance is wrong, and that we are ‘unnatural’.  As trans people we are interrogated about surgery, we are told that we were ‘born... Continue Reading →

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Let’s Talk About Andrea Gibson

I first found Andrea Gibson’s spoken word poetry when I was sixteen.  I was browsing through YouTube one night after sixth form college and I came across this video (below).  As I watched that video, for the first time in weeks I really listened.  Looking back at this moment I now realise that I listened... Continue Reading →

Gendered Fitting Rooms

c/w- this post includes details of being misgendered in a social setting & experiencing physical and social dysphoria Today, on my way to a Trans &/ Non-Binary Pride event, I stopped to collect an order at one of my favourite clothing stores.  While I was there, I asked if it would be alright for me... Continue Reading →

A History of my Gender Expression (with pictures)

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my gender expression recently, partly because I’m questioning my gender and partly because I work in an office environment where I am significantly more androgynous than my colleagues.  This is a comprehensive run-down of my gender expression and presentation over the years (with, occasionally cringeworthy, pictures included). As... Continue Reading →

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