6 Days ago I walked into the Welbeck Hospital with huge anxiety and excitement towards surgery. It's been such an overwhelming experience and I am so grateful for every single moment that has happened since. The Day of surgery -I had surgery on the 10th of January 2019 which was exactly 6 days ago. It … Continue reading Tears, Smiles and a surgery that has changed my life
Tomorrow I shall be going into hospital to finally have my top surgery done and I may be waking up from anaesthetic, who knows! I'm currently sat on the bus on my way to London with my Sister and Mum who have been godsends during this. They have helped me, they have encouraged me and … Continue reading 1 Day Before Top Surgery!
During 2018 I didn't blog as much as I hoped too. I was working constantly, I was constantly on the go with campaigns and hospital appointments - so my aim for 2019 is to post more - I'm going to post about taboo issues, I'm going to share my top surgery journey, and I'm hoping … Continue reading I’m having top surgery in 7 days!
On Sunday I clicked onto Facebook and the first thing I came across was an article made by the Sunday Times - which said "Child sex-change charity Mermaids handed £500,000 by national lottery, which was posted by the page Woman's Place UK. First thing first, Mermaids isn't a "Child sex-change charity". Mermaids is a charity … Continue reading Young Transgender people DO exist
"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