20th November: TDoR

Hi, The 20th November marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance. A day in which we pause to remember those we’ve lost to violence and to raise awareness to help stop it. If you are an ally or in the closet, you can speak out when you hear bigotry. Challenge politely when you can. When faced with a bigoted joke, ask the teller to explain it, for a gag exposed to reason is rarely funny. You can push back against political decisions to give a voice of Inclusion and equality, not one of division and hatred. The opening with a kind in my experience… for lived stories engage and are difficult to argue with, if that’s how it’s been for you. […]

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A look back: November

Hi, A month where we stand between the clearance of Halloween gubbins and the smoke from Bonfire Night drifts away. The clocks have gone back, so the dark creeps closer into the day. Time then perhaps, to make the most of time outside and get an eyeful of the light when possible. That and enjoy the cosy styles that would stifle in warmer months. Shall we take a look through Novembers of yesteryear? 🙂 The opening graphic of a recoloured graphic brings me a wry smile when I see it. Not just for the sight subversion, but as a kid who liked comics (2000AD if you’re curious), so seeing something that’s inclusive -even if I tweaked the original – is […]

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Making the most of it

Hi, Woo, am I glad it’s the end of the working week. Although what I’m doing interests me and who in working with is all positive too, I… am somewhat unmotivated at the moment. Not through any personal crisis or suchlike, but just a brief spell of classic I just can’t be arsed. 😉 I’m sure it’ll pass in a while and I’ll be back to banging the rocks together 🙂 In a break from the last few episodes of Lessons Learned, I thought I’d write one of the more typical What Lynn Did Next posts. Still, it’s a change from opinion and trans motivational You Can Do It content, no? 😁 In YATGB blog news, I’ve installed a widget […]

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Lessons Learned: Part V

Hi, If I look back to the memories of the emotions I had when i started this blog, I was very much up and down about my dressing. Okay, mostly down which was not a good thing. Getting by with occasional dressing before work, frantically clearing away all signs, sneaking time to buy things, and trying to live in just one gender. Moments snatched in a busy life and feelings of shame or guilt around who I was. Not a rollercoaster ride I would recommend. I think there’s a line between privacy, personal space, and hidden secrets. To live a life where a person must constantly check what they say, hide who they are: what type of life is that? […]

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Lessons Learned: Part IV

Hi, If I was a sci-fi nerd, I’d make a joke asking if this is a New Hope? Ah, but perhaps my comedic powers are weak (old man) and the Farce is not yet strong in this one…. Okay, I’ll get my cloak. Sorry, coat 😉 Over the last few posts, I’ve talked about trying to make sense of things, personal style, and shopping. Indeed, some of you were kind enough to chip in with your own stories and comments, which I think makes this little ol’ blog a bit less one sided. Hair By this, I mean on your head. Maybe we’ll talk about body hair and personal grooming another time. On my time on this planet I’ve had […]

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