I’ve enjoyed creating some ‘branding’ for the Trans* Pride Event we are organising in Brighton & Hove in late July. Shows what we can achieve with very little money and whole lot of passion.
If you’re free on the 3rd March in London, come to TRANSPOSE
BOOK TITLE SUGGESTIONS for Johnathan
This is a post on behalf of J Septimus Geirson, who shared his teenage transition experiences on Channel 4 back in 2009 on The Boy Who Was Born A Girl.
He’s seeking a title for his book all about himself and his transition and is stuck for a title!!
He was shown on the documentary as being a clear cut FTM but he’s much more an advocate of the label GenderQueer as it encompasses his connection with both the masculine and the feminine.
J states: ‘The book’s about my transition (let’s just say FtM, since that’s what I’m presenting my story as for the purposes of the book) and also my mum’s reaction and story with my transition. Didn’t want to have the same title as the documentary but really it’s the backstory and more in depth view of what’s presented in the doc. My edior suggested some really sob-story cliche ‘~mother’s love~’ like titles and it was annoying cause it’s not all depressing!’
Any catchy titles spring to mind folks?
Here’s a LINK to what’s happening over the next few weeks at GI.
I’m helping out with this workshop:
IMAGINING OUR FUTURES - SATURDAY 28TH APRIL
Where: Central School of Speech and Drama (near Swiss Cottage tube)
(click here for a map)
For April’s Saturday session, we’re discussing your future as young trans people. We are joining forces with TRANSFORMERS - the trans youth group from Brighton. The young trans people will gather for the first hour and then at 3pm we’ll have some visitors coming in to discuss how they have progressed with their careers, passions and interests as trans and gender variant identified people (and members of the trans community) who are older than 25. Examples of people will be firefighters, primary school teachers, academics, bankers, pscyhologists as well as political activists and journalists.
Arrive at 2pm and we’ll be in the foyer to meet you, or ask for Gendered Intelligence at reception.
If you have any questions, or it’s your first time attending a session and you want to get in touch, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY I HAD TOP SURGERY 4,437 MILES FROM HOME
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Great video on being non-binary.
Thank you SF & BAY AREA for relaxing times.
We just got to Florida and it feels very different here. Leading up to this point I felt alarmingly calm about surgery. Excited even. Now it’s here, I feel an overwhelming sense of grief in my heart. I wish that I could have enjoyed being in my own body, without any hormones or surgery. (I don’t have that overwhelming wish to have been born a cis-male, nor do I regret my path leading up to this point.) I have pinpointed this grief as the guilt and sadness of not appreciating the way I was born. Of not appreciating my body and my chest. Of making mountains out of my molehills. At some point I began feeling ungrateful…for not just accepting the gift of two arms and legs and a regularly beating heart. But it’s more than that. I have to forgive myself for wanting to change my ‘natural self’. Wearing a binder is restricting, sweaty and makes me feel weird. And not wearing a binder gives me so much anxiety, it isn’t an option. So I have to go down this path. Expensive, disrupting and finally here.
This is my pursuit of happiness. It is no one’s path but my own. And there’s always that risk that I might still feel uncomfortable in my own skin; then what?
QUEER ALLSTAR: CN LESTER ;) oh yes! #DIYtranssummer