The Past Three Weeks

The Past Three Weeks

The past three weeks have been incredibly draining. I’ve hopped from Brighton, London, Leicester, Oxford, Manchester, and back to Brighton again. I’ve been working at Allsorts Youth Project, with Gendered Intelligence, meeting with the newly formed South Asian LGBT UK...
Beard

Beard

I shaved my beard this morning. No stubble, no ‘tache. All off.  I have always had hair on my face for the last two years. Even though I was ‘he’ for longer, it holds quite a weight within my gender identity. It is part of the reason my parents take me seriously as...
New Year, New Queer

New Year, New Queer

What a fucking year. I think, and I bloody hope, I will never live another year as difficult as 2012. For a start, I really started to believe the world was going to end last week and all I could do was weep and ask myself why it had to end this way, with everything...

Movember

I know it was last month, but as I said in a previous post – I’m catching up on myself. This is what the holiday is about, me and my blog. I’m back in London for the week, and since Christmas isn’t too big a deal with my family, I’ve got no other option than to focus...

Dates, waits, & heartaches

On 25th June I had the mental health assessment necessary for anyone who wishes to physically alter their gender identity (see Declaring Sanity). I ended the post with my disappointment in the way in which the system works; the psychiatrist, Dr.B, who saw me couldn’t...

“He’s going to be so hairy!”

I bought some really posh shaving cream and lotion for the first time last week, and had a shave that made my skin feel great. It wasn’t the first time I’ve shaved, I’ve just neglected my face. And no, I’m not taking testosterone, still pre-everything. I’m just Asian....