Let’s Talk About Miles McKenna

Sometime between yesterday and today, Miles McKenna uploaded a video which helped me to leave the house.  To give some brief context, Miles McKenna is a wonderful queer and trans YouTuber and I am a very anxious person.  I’ve been watching Miles’ videos for a few years, on and off, and have been watching him... Continue Reading →

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Trans Day of Visibility 2018 & Leeds Trans Pride

March 31st 2018 will go down in history for me.  Today I hit the streets of Leeds alongside two hundred other trans and or non-binary people and allies for the first ever Trans Pride Leeds march.  We all stood, in the wind and rain, outside Leeds Art Gallery; people held flags and placards and umbrellas... 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 →

Tony Sawicki: Orphan Black’s Forgotten Trans Bandit

I’ve just finished re-watching Orphan Black Season 2, Episode 8.  The single episode in all five seasons which features trans character, Tony Sawicki. Disclaimer: obviously there may be spoilers, also I will be discussing the ‘problematic’ elements of Tony’s character towards the end so please read (or, at least, skim) the whole thing. Trans representation... Continue Reading →

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