"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 ….
"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters" As a child I was very fortunate to never lose anybody close to me, I didn't lose any family members and I didn't lose any friends. As those around me coped with the lose of those they … Continue reading “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear”
"I really want to talk to someone about my thoughts and feelings, but I can't" * THERE IS A TRIGGER WARNING ATTACHED TO THIS BLOG POST, PLEASE LEAVE IF YOU SELF HARM, OR GET TRIGGERED EASILY * On the First of March every year the world honours Self Harm Awareness day - A day where … Continue reading Self Harm Day Of Awareness 2018
"The whole point in being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be" - Oprah Over these last few months I have disowned my blog badly - I have been busy because I have lost people close to me, I have been ill on multiple occasions, I have been studying … Continue reading 6 Months On Testosterone Update
Christmas is such a stressful and emotional time for everybody, especially those who identify as transgender. When I was in my early stages of transition I was always worrying about how my family would react, or how they would perceive me. My family are now amazing with who I am, I just worry about what … Continue reading Tips For Trans Individuals During Christmas