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Two Books Down and a Mouse in the Floor

This week has been a bit more productive in that I’ve read two of my thesis novels. They’re helping to make things fall into place and ideas to start forming. 1,233 more words

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Uniquely Normal, The Stories and Reflections of a Transitioning Transgender Girl: The Girl with the French Horn and Some Dating Advice for Men

My whole life, I’ve been plagued by this ever-present question: “Am I entirely unique and alone in this world, or am I really just like everyone else?” At various points in my life, I have believed one and at others, I believed the other. 2,659 more words

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The trial and tribulations of earrings… and my other weekend activities

My Saturday agenda was to include a morning meet with my walking group, but the weather forecast proved to be correct and a morning of grey skies and rain was enough to persuade me to stay in bed until 10.00am and not bother to attend; I had had a long week anyway and was tired, and still had another potential walk to look forward to. 1,062 more words

Is Being Trans Genetic, and Should It Even Matter?

So, this is a thing… http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7689007.stm

For those who have slow internet connections or cannot bear to be parted from me for more than a few seconds, the gist is that researchers have discovered a link between people who identify as male-to-female transgender, and a gene which regulates our sensitivity to certain hormones, and therefore is a strong candidate as to why a brain can develop a gender identity incongruous with the sex of the body. 820 more words

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Transgender Terminology

So tomorrow I am speaking at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fayetteville about how to be inclusive of transgender people in work, public, home, and worship. I find it fortuitous that the Bruce Jenner interview aired last night and I am speaking about this tomorrow. 1,061 more words

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Wallflower

Curiously, the first vinyl I ever purchased as a boy was Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”. Bought from a market stall along with Pet Shop Boy’s outstanding cover of “Always On My Mind”. 209 more words

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Full-time living as a woman – Week 12… including a funny case of mistaken identity and a surprise gift

Week 12 of my new life was a fairly normal working week, albeit with a couple of social high points with valued friends.

Monday 20th April… 1,596 more words