It’s said that moving home is one of life’s most stressful experiences, and I think I’m quite inclined to agree with that. By now, I’ve mostly lost count of exactly how many times I’ve moved, but each time I do, I certainly think it’s been quite enough. Being a medical doctor, and working in multiple[…]
I spend a lot of time on this blog discussing issues and experiences that affect me, as a transgender woman. It makes sense, of course – the old adage does tell us to “write what you know”. And, in this day and age especially, when prejudice is very much alive and well, I think speaking about[…]
I’ve certainly spoken before about double standards; generally those that are found in the context of navigating society as a very open, visibly queer or trans person. For example, how it’s much more difficult for us to access safe & dignified healthcare, or how many hoops we have to jump through in order to get identity[…]
Somewhere close to the middle of December last year, I started on a little project – or, I suppose more accurately, I began a little challenge – to post a fresh selfie on social media every day. It’s not a new idea, by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, a few people in my[…]
So I know that Valentine’s Day is a corporate, capitalist, money-making scam that seeks to exploit our vulnerabilities and weaknesses for commercial gain. I think by now that we all – or at least most of us – do. But, nonetheless, the phenomenon remains a significant entity within most of Western culture. I mean you[…]
Human nature is an odd beast, isn’t it? It never fails to surprise me how it’s possible to know and understand some of the patterns that we exhibit, and yet still fail to predict or properly account for them. For example, I know myself well enough by now to realise that I’ll leap on any[…]
CW: This post contains brief mentions of eating disorders and self-harm. I’ve spoken before about the complicated relationship that I have with my body, and how body image for me is a complex and intricate network that involves aspects of dysphoria, depression, disordered eating and self-harm. I’ve also mentioned in some of those[…]
CW: eating disorder, self-harm
This post speaks in detail about disordered eating and self-harm. Please be advised before reading and exercise due caution.
Resources and help are available at HelpGuide, LifeLine, and NEDA. Also consider The Trevor Project (1-866-488-7386) and Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In South Africa, Triangle Project runs a helpline on 021-712-6699, and SADAG at 0800-567-567.
The holiday season is upon us, and I know just how difficult that can be for so many, especially those in the queer community. And I think that this year is perhaps especially difficult, given the nature of some of the events that have taken place in 2016. For many of us, end-of-year reflection and[…]
I’m not sure whether or not you knew this about me, but I love to cook. Really, really love it. I didn’t figure it out until I was a young adult – before I turned 21, I don’t think I ever set foot in the kitchen to make anything more complicated than a slice of[…]