Hearts Not Parts

February 15th

Valentine’s Day. That one day of the year when roses become more precious than gold, chocolates double in value and couples buy into a day of romance. Not that love should only be celebrated on one day of the year. With it being so commercialised these days, you can’t not see or hear about it. For the people who haven’t been lucky in love, it’s a stark reminder of their single status but what about those who are single and transgender too?Read More »

You Can’t Sit With Us

Pride Pig

I’m pretty passionate about what I believe in. Those that know me well will definitely confirm that!! Getting more involved with press and media articles has given me the chance to speak up for what I believe in. I love that I can. However, sometimes that does also mean having to tackle issues that just make me…angry.Read More »

She Doesn’t Even Go Here

She Doesn't Even Go Here

Earlier this year, Anderton Park school became the centre of a major LGBT debate simply because they chose to teach young kids about LGBT-related issues. It wasn’t actually anything major. It wasn’t graphic nor was it detailed. In fact it was a really subtle introduction to the very real issues which happen in the very real world. One book mentioned that a penguin chick had 2 dads and a boy who wanted to wear a dress. That’s all. What’s not to like about teaching the next generation to be inclusive and tolerant??!Read More »

That’s Not My Name

Trans Pokemon

Transitioning is a fresh start. A chance to start down the correct path towards the destination of being your true self. As refreshing and relieving as that can be after years of hiding and/or denial, it’s not the thing that makes it all worthwhile. That honour belongs to others. It’s little things like those around you using the correct pronoun or name which really offers you something that’s always been a stranger: acceptance. You’re finally being accepted as the real you. Sadly, as much as other people can offer that, they can also take it away by refusing to use the correct pronoun or name – essentially denying you your identity.Read More »

Feeling The Love

Facebook Notifications

The last couple of days have been completely surreal. To be honest, I’m still coming to terms with it. On Sunday night, I made the decision to change the photo on my social media profiles. It was a constant reminder of the wrong me, so it’s something I’d been thinking of doing for a while – I just couldn’t decide on an alternative photo. Given the positive support I’d received from my new Instagram profile, I decided to use the photo from that. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t think anyone would notice. They did.Read More »