How’s things? Me? Oh, I’ve been better. At least it was only a bad cold. Gah, and what a stinker! Usually, I find that colds run as follows:
- That slightly odd feeling in your head (no rude comments, please! 🙂 )
- Lots of sneezing followed by a nose running like a tap.
- Wanting to eat all the food in the house.
- A bit more sneezing
- 36 – 48 hours later, everything’s fine.
Items 1 and 3 might just be me, so please don’t trust any research where N=1. Oh, I missed off item 4.1 where I breathe into envelopes and send letters to people I don’t like. 😛
However, this cold seemed to be quite the bruiser and it’s only now – a good five days later – that I am feeling much like my old self. For a time, I wasn’t even interested in shopping. That’s clearly a sign that Something Isn’t Right With Lynn. Don’t worry, there’s a very long list of things where I’m not quite right, but let’s gloss over that eh? 🙂
So while looking for some a suitable (and legal) photo to pop int this week’s blog, I stumbled on said item to the right. Now, earlier in the week I’d read about people of a certain political leaning being ‘awoken’ by a certain colour of tablet. Hint: it’s not the green & white ones. 🙂 It was a disturbing read – and I say that as someone both trans and left of the centre – that people could be ‘turned’ towards, shall we say, less tolerant political views… and worse.
I’m not going to talk about the negativity of the above. Instead, I’m going to come back to Our Different Journey and ask something else.
- When did you first feel trans?
- How did it make you feel?
- Did you embrace or run from it?
Those of you who’ve either followed this blog, or have had a poke around the site, may well have come across the Our Different Journey
section of the site. To be honest, it’s something I did in days gone by. Those answers are snippets in time from when they were written. While I think things may have changed for some of those writers, perhaps much will still be as is. I’m still thankful they took the time to answer my questions and share what they’ve learned about being trans.
Talking of that, this week I had a very nice email from someone, saying that reading those journeys had helped her. As I’ve said once, and will no doubt say again, if just one person finds help or solace in this blog, that, for me, can only be a good thing.
Update: I also had an email reminding me about the extension to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act. Please do take the time to complete this survey so that trans voices are not lost. For anyone thinking there’s some all-seeing, all-knowing Trans mafia out there pushing our agenda, sorry kiddo, that ain’t true. Trans rights have to be pushed for, either by us or allies. So, if you an ally reading this, or a trans person – part time or full time – please do one extra awesome thing and tell the UK government how important this is. If you’re not sold by my words, have a read of the PinkNews article on those organising against trans rights.