I haven’t done one of these in a couple of months. I’ve been so busy with so many things I haven’t had time, so excuse my absence.
For starters, thank you to my wonderful partners. They have been amazing as always and they put up with me being a dick.
Thank you to my family. I’ve gone back up to Scotland for a couple of weeks and as well as spending time with them, I have been able to fuss baby owls.
Thank you to the NHS, because they have been pumping me full of painkillers and medication whilst I have been on and off ill.
Thank you to the random stranger who asked me to do a review in exchange for a free e-copy of there book. Whilst I didn’t like it personally, it was still a great offer and I appreciate it.
Its difficult because the rest of the news hasn’t been great lately, especially with the terrible result of the EU vote. So I would like to thank the people who actually voted to remain. We tried.
Thank you to all the people who will be affected by this news. Thank you to all the people of colour for putting up with this shit news. The members of Europe who live here and are now getting abuse. I’m sorry that you are getting abuse. You don’t deserve this.
Thank you to the people who have supported me lately when things got shit.
And finally thank you to all my readers. Without you, I am nothing
So this past two week a fair few things have happened, so let’s get down to business.
The start of April brought us the A – Z writing challenge, so I would like to thank the creators for this wonderful event. I’ve come across so many different styles of blogging and its amazing.
I’m finally up seeing my family. Woop woop. So I’m thankful for my family being there for me and me being able to spend time away from Brighton.
Some arsehole decided to not only rip off one of my old posts, make a transphobic piss take from it, they linked my post in their shitty thing. Plus side, free advertising. My blog blew up with views. So I thanked him for doing what he did.
It was also transgender day of visibility. Which meant that for one day, non queers apparently go on about how they love transgender people and think its all ok to not even bother the rest of the 365 days of the year. I thank everyone who is honestly respectful to the trans/non binary community and we need more allies that give a shit as opposed to people who give us lip service.
Kai took me to the sea life centre on Good Friday and it was really cool. I thank the sea life centre for giving us the backstage tour and being fucking awesome. Also I thank Kai for just being amazing.
I haven’t had as much time as I have wanted to with Steph recently and I hate that. I am thankful that they are so understanding that we are both really busy at the moment.
I am now the chair of FTMB, which is both terrifying and rewarding at the sane time. I thank everyone who has been around and just been amazing.
I got my hair done at a barbers / hair salon for the first time in years. I was called He the whole time, so that’s made me really happy.
I also took a really fun picture and got people no “Name my album” which ended up being really funny. So I’m thankful for humour.
I think that’s it! Its been a pretty busy couple of weeks, I’m surprised that I managed to squeeze this post in if I’m honest.
I shall see you all in two weeks time
Today is mother’s day, so I would like to take this time to thank the beautiful birthing ship for bringing me into this world. She has put up with my bullshit for the best part of 29 years this year. For that she deserves a fucking medal, I’ve never been the easiest person to put up with, but she does it and I’m so fucking happy for that.
She’s also getting her life on track now and with Bob’s Buddies, the animal therapy. Things are going to get much better.
Finally managed to spend some wonderful needed time with my best friend Daisy, we ended up playing cards against humanity, which is an amazing game.
The workshops we have been doing recently are coming towards an and, which whilst I love doing them, its been a huge drain physically to use the time I normally have to deal with my own transition and help others. It will be finished on the 15th of March, but this Tuesday is the last structured meeting in a while.
During the past 2 weeks an old friend of mine passed away, which has been a bit of a shock to the system. I hadn’t seen him in about a year and was surprised to see he had gone. I am thankful for having the chance a year ago to catch up with him when I did. Its a shame that you are gone, though I expect you are in a much better place.
Homos , Heteros and whole lot more reached 23,000 likes this past week to, honestly we never expected the Facebook page to become so fucking popular.
I also reached 100 followers this week, combining email subscribers as well as WordPress followers. Thank you to everyone who has gone through the blog with me.
Its also a year also since I started this blog, so happy birthday to me haha.
SAW DEADPOOL WITH BOTH STEPH AND KAI… IT WAS SO GOOD. If you are bored please feel free to check out the review. I posted it just before this post. Thank you to both of you for being so fucking awesome.
And finally, I’m off to a safari park on Thursday with Kai, Daisy and her girlfriend so I’m really looking forward to that.
Things are starting to look good at the moment.
Till next time
Finally I am posting my first TTITO this year. I realised I haven’t done this is so long, so it would be nice to start it up again. The past couple of months have been a bit weird but nether the less, here is my list
1) My family and partners. They have been and continue to be a wonderful part in my life. Honestly I am really fucking lucky to have them all in my life. Steph and I recently had our 6th month anniversary and in February I will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary with Kai.
2) Olivia. The internet brings often very little comfort but I have got lucky to find someone who is utterly adorable and is smart and funny. She has been a huge rock lately ❤
3) Amazon wish lists. Kai and I were blessed by a couple of wonderful people who in different parts of the world have bought us gifts. We are so thankful for the items we have got. Thank you so much.
4) The trans alliance. They set up swimming for trans people once a fortnight and it's been wonderful to go and do that for an hour.
5) Internet friends. They have been wonderful ❤
6) Hormones. I'm finally starting to see more realistic changes now. Its also been 2.5 years being on T.
7) Hair dye, because who wants boring coloured hair
8) WordPress. Because I’ve been able to get so many more followers recently and the blog is getting more and more popular
9) Knitted scarves because its cold outside.
10) Fireplaces. Again because its cold.
This weekend we are reminded of the lives that have been lost, purely on the basis of people being who they are.
This year 271 trans people were reported murdered, though this is only REPORTED. There are 100s of other trans people getting murdered every year, but they get undocumented for one reason or another. Be it, that the country doesn’t recognize trans people or that they just went “unnoticed”
The ten things I’m thankful for are as followed
1 I’m alive – as a trans person that says alot that we live in fear of being attacked
2 I have a supportive family
3 I am in a place of privilege
4 During times like this I am thankful that I am not homeless
5 I am thankful that I am able to have a voice in queer spaces
6 I am thankful that when I get to go home I get to cuddle my pets
7 That we have an NHS service that makes my medical treatment a whole lot easier
8 I have amazing friends
9 I have access to the internet and contacts, if I was ever to have a problem
10 That when I step out, I am less likely to receive abuse, unlike trans women of colour.
I know this is a quick post, but I know there are lots of posts about Trans day of Rememberence