No, I’m not going back to clinical practice, thank you for asking

I could probably end the post right here, because the title says it all. But that’d be a bit of a cop-out, I suppose. Anyway, I’ve always been one for doing things “the hard way”, so I’ll proceed now to bore you with all of the painful details. Why this post, and why now? Because[…]

Degree by degree

I waited a long time for an accurate identity document. 50 weeks, to be exact. I spoke about that entire ordeal in detail a few weeks back (and there’s also a rather poignant chapter on the intimidating process of applying for gender marker amendment at the Department of Home Affairs in my book, Always Anastacia).[…]

IDAHOT, and my life in words

So the 17th of May is the International Day Against Homphobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). You can read more about it here if you like. The theme for this year’s IDAHOT is “Mental Health and well-being”. To be honest, I don’t know where to start. I’ve spoken recently about my own well-being in terms of mental[…]

2015 – My Year in Review, Part 2

Continued from Part One July 2015 The first day of the rest of my life. I can’t quite believe it, it’s surreal. Not to have to wear the mask anymore, it… leaves me speechless. And also in tears. I cry, a lot. Making up for lost time when I never used to let myself. I[…]