untitled 20/08/2017

there are many pieces of shitty poetry bemoaning the fact that time can't be turned back and there are ten thousand love songs about 'the one that got away' hoping they'll come back someday what does become of the broken-hearted? where does a man turn when he's fucked up except to melancholy, and shitty poetry? …

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Five Years

Today is the fifth anniversary of my wedding day. It also happens to be the sixth anniversary of the day Husband and I first met face-to-face - yes, we married exactly a year after we met, which everyone seems to find very romantic. I wish I could show you some photographs from the day we …

For cisgender people – on why pronouns are important.

Edit: For a guide to the terminology used in this post, plus some extra words you might come across while talking about transgender issues, please see this post on transgender terminology. A transgender person is a person whose gender identity does not match the gender they were assigned at birth. This can mean someone who was …

Dear cis person…

Please don’t ‘out’ me without my permission. I know that I am out to the world on the internet, but please don’t ‘out’ me without my permission. I know that your friend may be confused by you calling me ‘he’ when I sound (and look) like a butch girl, but please don’t ‘out’ me without …

Caitlyn Jenner, beauty standards, and unreasonable expectations

The media portrayal of Caitlyn Jenner is problematic because it perpetuates several cissexist ideas about transgender people, and cisnormative ideas about beauty and femininity. I want to preface this by stating I have nothing against Jenner personally, but I can't help but recognise that her experience of transition is not as universal as the media would have us …