Go The Distance

Hate comes in many forms, but trans people are always prepared for it. We have to be. With the media trying to portray trans women as sexual predators or anti-trans groups coming together to discuss how to erase trans people, we’re constantly looking over our shoulders. When I agreed to be part of the legal challenge against NHS England, I was fully prepared for the hate. I just never expected hateful attacks to also come from within the trans community.

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The Empty Hourglass

For those that have followed my blog since I came out, you’ll know that I’ve had so many frustrations along the way – especially when it comes to the current NHS provisions for trans healthcare. Whilst I’ve always tried to remain positive and to keep busy, all that’s done is paint over the personal cracks. The fact is, after 4 years of waiting, I am still on the waiting list for my chosen gender identity clinic (GIC). The legal guideline for waiting is 18 weeks. The waiting list is getting longer but I’m not getting any younger. Enough is enough. Even long before the global pandemic, the system was broken…and that’s why I’m taking legal action against NHS England.

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Don’t Speak

I don’t think I’ve ever been this quiet in all my life. It’s been a week since I visited Mr Al Yaghchi at OneWelbeck for vocal surgery and that means one week since I last said a word to anybody. I’m going to level with you…I have no idea how I’ve managed to not make a sound. I guess the fear of fucking up the surgery is the main factor? I had this surgery so I could finally overcome something that’s forever bothered me…I don’t want to be the one who then ruins this chance for further internal peace. Not to mention the cost. I’ve had quite a lot of questions about the surgery and my experience, so I decided to write a post about it all. Skip to the end if you’re just here for the before and after pic!!

Content warning: this post contains discussion of surgery and addiction, which some people may find triggering. This also contains images some people may find upsetting – especially the second one.

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