"I was both loved and hated for being upfront. But I was just being myself." If you have been online over these last few months you would have seen an awful lot of conversation regarding the GRA (Gender recognition act). The Gender Recognition act is a way for someone to get a Gender Recognition … Continue reading Why is the GRA so important to transgender people?
"My current situation is not my final destination" * There is talks of mental health, suicide and drug abuse within this blog post - so please be careful when reading * If someone told me 6 years ago that I would be alive I would've probably laughed at them and told them "probably not" - … Continue reading I never expected to get this far
"Trans people belong here" I started using gay dating apps like Grindr when I moved to swansea - I wanted to see who was around and I wanted to make friends but I slowly became a person that everyone abused and hated because I was in fact a trans guy using a gay mans app. … Continue reading Why aren’t most gay dating apps trans friendly?
One of the top questions I get asked on a regular basis is “have you had all the ops” - when being trans is more than just the operations and hormones. There’s a huge amount of stigma attached to those who choose to not medically transition - everybody always assumes that someone needs to medically … Continue reading It’s okay to not medically transition
"Don't try to impress people. Always be yourself" Before I came out as trans - I was told on a daily basis that I was "too masculine" and suddenly when I came out - I was too "feminine" so for almost 9 years I have been told that the way I am / act is … Continue reading Why is there such toxic masculinity within the transgender community?
"Don't be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others" I started using twitter at the young age of 13 years old and I've met a huge collection of wonderful, supportive and truly amazing friends online. Myself and Abbie instantly clicked due to our love of Demi Lovato - and we've been such close friends … Continue reading My Mental Health Hero – Abbie Foster
"Therapy is like a workout for the mind. When we stretch and pull it aches but in the end we come out stronger” Whenever we think of the word therapy we automatically think of an individual sat in a room with a specialist discussing what’s going through someone’s mind, what’s happened in their life and … Continue reading Therapy Isn’t Just Sitting In a Room
“I’m working on myself, for myself, by myself” I came out 5 years and 3 months ago. It feels like yesterday - but it also feels like an eternity. I’ve had some huge battles along the way with my mental health, bullying, education and working - each has left me with a thicker skin and … Continue reading Becoming Me
"I knew you had a secret. When you were little, you were so carefree. But these last few years, more and more, it almost like I can feel you holding your breath." One of my favourite LGBT+ films of all time is Boys Don't Cry - It's a very sad film based on a real … Continue reading Love, Simon
"Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are". Before you all go mad - this isn't a coming out blog post. I came out as gay years ago and if you dig deep enough you may find the exact blog post I did post about … Continue reading No, I am not straight ….