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Which gender are you?

Hi peeps!

Sorry I’ve been missing for a few days, I was doing some things for my wife back at her place and then my nephew came over at short notice for a night of video games. I was awake for something like 41 hours on the stretch, so the 15 hours sleep I got last night was SOOOO needed!! Also it was the best sleep I’ve had in a while, so it did me some good. *phew*

Today you’ll maybe need a little piece of paper and a pen.

This video, which isn’t scientific, tests whether you’re basically male, female, or non-binary brained. I tried it and it worked for me. How will you get on?

Stay safe, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

*hugs* Tish

 

In a state of shock. Good shock!

Those of you who know me well will be aware that I have struggled financially for many years, my only personal income being some meagre pensions which I had to draw out many years too early in order to survive after my accident almost 13 years ago.

That is about to change.

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Finding the good in the bad

Even though it’s been very mild on the whole, it has been a very long and lonely winter. Severe bouts of depression have been interrupted by our transgender group meetings, visits to my nephew’s place afterwards, and the occasional coffee with friends. For all of these things I am particularly grateful.

The past week to ten days has been a complete roller-coaster of emotions, for various reasons, but this past weekend I managed to feel a blessing on the edge of calamity and it has given me a new perspective.

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A non-hairy man who can, sort of, cook

Sometimes it can take a while for the obvious to come along, slap you in the face, and say “Listen to yourself, stupid!”. Well today I finally listened.

A few months after my “day of revelation” as to my true self, some five years or so ago, I confided in a dear friend online that I felt the need for “a man”, and very soon after that a transman did come into my life.

He is still there, although our relationship has moved on from what it was, and I wouldn’t be without him in my life. But what I also have in my life is “wifey”.

“Wifey”. Now there’s a word!

To say that things between wifey and myself are somewhat difficult would be an understatement, and earlier today my brain finally slapped me in the face and woke me up as to the main reason why.

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So many …

So many people at Fife Pride 2018 having a great time.

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So many excuses to have fun.

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So many times I wanted to have a chance to sit down!!

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So many times I forgot to take pictures.

So many old friends met.

So many new friends made.

So many times I wished Jenny could do my makeup every day.

So many times people said I looked fantastic/beautiful/pretty.

So many times other people looked fantastic/beautiful/pretty.

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So many of the acts I’d have liked to have a chance to see.

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So many kind and generous people stopping by the stall and donating.

So many times I looked at my nails and fell even more in love with them.

So many times I wished I could be like this every day.

So many times I admired/envied the clothes other women were wearing.

So many times my feet said “Get off us!”.

So many times I ignored my feet.

So many times I wished it would rain Blue Lagoon.

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So many times I wished every day could be like this. 😀

Tonight’s the night, and it feels like the Oscars

Here we are at last.

Tonight is the Awards Ceremony for the Fife Voluntary Action Volunteering and Voluntary Sector 2018 Awards in which the group I help run, Transgender Fife, is shortlisted in the Equality and Diversity section.

We were amazed to have been shortlisted so we’re certainly not expecting to win, and we know that the other candidates will all be very worthy of the award. We wish them all well.

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Hanging on the line

So that went well … or not.

As I said in my last post there was some of some of my washing out on the line with the general household washing when wifey came home from work the other day.

After quite a black look in my direction she pointedly took all the other washing in, leaving my things behind.

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Community work award nomination

I’m very proud to announce that the community group I help to run, Transgender Fife, has just been nominated for an award in the category “Equality and Diversity Award” in this years’ Fife Voluntary Actions Awards.
This is an incredible achievement for us in such a short time, and reflects both the dedication and hard work that is put in to the group, and the support we all give each other and those around us.
If I can ever stop blushing I’ll keep you updated as to whether or not we get short-listed.

Add “Age envy” to “Trans envy” and head for the Prozac

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No names, no pack drill here, but lately things have been getting really knotted up in my head.

The situation is this.

I know a certain two trans* individuals, (not those pictured above), both in their 20’s and both beautiful people visually and personality-wise. It would be fair to say that I get floods of Trans Envy every time I see them due to the fact that they both pass particularly well. One is very feminine gender fluid, the other is transfemale.

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Being transgender has NOTHING to do with sexuality

Ever since I first realised that I was a part of the transgender community it has seemed incongruous to me that our group should be included under the LGBT (LGBTQI+) umbrella. That is not to say that there aren’t valid reasons for those of us who don’t conform to societal binary “norms” to be grouped together in recognition of our shared struggle, indeed we all gain strength from our unity. But as you will see I find it leads to a lot of misrepresentation about us, our needs and our our desires.

Before I begin in earnest I’d like you to read this article as I will be referring to it during my little tirade here.

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