Skinny dipping in mid-Winter. Or, “How and why I had to ditch my Hebrew deadname”

So I’ve been in the media a bunch recently, mostly talking about my book, Always Anastacia (which I’m told is awesome, and that you should read it – being totally impartial here, of course). I find that, in many of the interviews I do, I find myself faced with the same questions. Some, of course, Read more about Skinny dipping in mid-Winter. Or, “How and why I had to ditch my Hebrew deadname”[…]

Musings before (and after) a launch

So, I wrote the majority of this blog post last week, just before the first of my launches. I thought better of posting it ahead of the event, but I’ll post it now so you can get an idea of what was running through my head just before this happened. And, of course, I’ll reflect Read more about Musings before (and after) a launch[…]

Giving thanks

“Whirlwind” is a good term for the past couple of weeks. And the next few, if my instincts are to be trusted. Maybe you heard by now? My book, #AlwaysAnastacia, is available. You can get it in book stores if you’re in South Africa (or Namibia, apparently!). If you don’t, you needn’t despair – you Read more about Giving thanks[…]

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 Read more about IDAHOT, and my life in words[…]

When self-love fails

CW: Discussion around depression, severe dysphoria and negative body image, self-harm and suicidality.   I’ve spoken before about how body positivity is not a simple thing for trans people. And there’s a lot of pressure on us from all sides to feel good about ourselves – body positivity, sex positivity, self-care. These are buzzwords in Read more about When self-love fails[…]

P is for Privilege. And Passing. And Peeing.

This just in – the world still hates trans people. Since it’s become less and less socially acceptable to beat on the gays and lesbians (not to suggest that doesn’t still happen, because it does), right-wing bigots have needed to find somewhere else to direct their hatred and toxicity, and the target is trans people. By Read more about P is for Privilege. And Passing. And Peeing.[…]

Ace up my sleeve – Asexuality 101

So if you follow my antics, either here on my blog, or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or wherever else I might appear from time to time, then you already know a few things about me. I’m kind of a complicated girl, and I have a lot of different facets to my identity. I’m binary trans. Read more about Ace up my sleeve – Asexuality 101[…]