After a wait of some 13 months the day of my initial assessment by the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic comes around. Given that there was a tube drivers strike in London that day and the weather was awful (and thus virtually no taxis to be had), it turned out that my journey there was… Read More Into the Lion’s Den and ‘that programme’
“Man, they said we better, accentuate the positive / Eliminate the negative / Latch on to the affirmative / Don’t mess with Mister In-Between…” Words by Johnny Mercer Transphilosopher wrote The psychiatric conception sees the desire for HRT/GCS as pathological, as a medical condition to be fixed, cured, or managed. While it is true that… Read More Accentuate the Positive
Happy New Year I had a most interesting conversation with a friend (Polly) yesterday when she mentioned that she and her teenage daughters had watched a broadcast of the film ‘Pride’. Pride tells the story of a group ‘Gays and lesbians support the miners’ during the miners strike in 1984. The film is based on… Read More Let’s spread some love and understanding as we start 2017
For so many there is a pervading sense that 2016 was an awful year. Like you I cannot understand how politics became so dirty, such that a democratic process is corrupted by outright lies (Brexit) ( The Donald); or quite why there is a powerful minority stoking the fires of hate. But this is not… Read More Reasons to be cheerful – Gratitude and Joyfulness
The December solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. This year the solstice occurs on Wednesday December 21st at 10:44 GMT (Universal time). It was at last year’s solstice that I commenced my transition and took my first dose of Oestrogen. Oh happy day. That was on Tuesday December 21 2015.… Read More An Anniversary
December 13th 2016 Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! It was a year ago today that I started this blog. I guess most of us who blog on a subject like gender do so to help make sense of our feelings, perhaps also in the hope of feedback and support. That has certainly been forthcoming and I… Read More Where did the year go?
After 12 months of being on the waiting list for the Gender Identity Clinic, I should get my first appointment in a couple more months. It would seem I am not alone in having some trepidation about that first meeting. What if I don’t meet their criteria? Does that mean I’ve been fooling myself; that… Read More What if I’m ‘not trans enough’ – how do I ‘know’ my true gender?