When you can’t understand that you are part of the problem – or how Mayim Bialik and her defenders are defending rape culture.

It’s Sunday. I was looking forward to a nice coffee, a few hours spent watching lazy Sunday afternoon movies, and catching up with the women in my online disability groups. We grumble about aches and pains, talk about daily life, and suggest products and things that will help each other. Instead I’m shoulder deep inContinue reading “When you can’t understand that you are part of the problem – or how Mayim Bialik and her defenders are defending rape culture.”

An open letter to Lady Gaga after watching Gaga: Five Foot Two

Dear Stefani, I know there are days when with the depression, the anxiety, and the fibromyalgia, it all feels like it gets too much. I know that there are days where you just want to hide from the world. I know these things, because like you, I have fibro, I have depression, and I haveContinue reading “An open letter to Lady Gaga after watching Gaga: Five Foot Two”

A letter to a childhood hero

I’m pretty sure this letter is going to end up with me getting a lot of abuse from a lot of different quarters, and you know what? Quite honestly, I don’t care. It’s taken a long time to mull over and honestly it’s been a long time coming. You’ll always have a place in myContinue reading “A letter to a childhood hero”

To all who say they are sick of hearing about Caitlyn Jenner coming out…

I will never be sick of hearing about Caitlyn choosing to show the world who she is. I will never stop wanting to applaud her or those like her (see two of my personal heroes, Laverne Cox and Janet Mock), who have chosen to say “This is me, this is who I am.” I personallyContinue reading “To all who say they are sick of hearing about Caitlyn Jenner coming out…”

There is only one Zhaan

I will always have a soft spot for the blue lady of Farscape. As will a lot of people I know. We giggle like schoolgirls when watching Zhaan’s photosynthetic reaction to the sun…. And I won’t deny a few of us may wish we were that sun. For many of my tribe, Zhaan was theContinue reading “There is only one Zhaan”

2014 – this year’s summary

This year has been memorable for several reasons. Some global, some not. There have been definitive landmarks for me and I know that some of them have paved the way for 2015. I’ll try to keep this concise, I’ll fail. Because this year has had a lot of different intertwining moments. So in no particularContinue reading “2014 – this year’s summary”

Conventions, friends, Irlen’s and One Little Pill

This weekend I went to LFCC (London Film and Comic Con). And as is often the case, I was working for RG and TG. I love working for them as they’re warm, caring compassionate people with my sense of humour. I spend the weekend working with TG at the events I work for them andContinue reading “Conventions, friends, Irlen’s and One Little Pill”

Recognising the importance of LGBTQ people in the media

As anyone who knows me will know, one of my biggest happy times of the year is when I get to go to a Sci-Fi convention. I get to see old friends, make new ones and meet the people in the shows/behind the books that I love.  Even when a convention can people me outContinue reading “Recognising the importance of LGBTQ people in the media”

To sleep perchance to dream

Last night I had another dream involving the person I admire who was the angel in the other dream I blogged about.  And again it was wonderfully comforting. We were in a living room with a comfy battered blue sofa and overstuffed bookcases and were sat on the floor.  She held me so that myContinue reading “To sleep perchance to dream”

A huge ‘Thank you’ to Lana Parrilla from this Evil Regal

After yesterday’s post about the harsh realities for some of us who choose to come out, today is filled with a ray of sunshine. Sitting waiting for my hospital appointment this morning, a tweet arrived on my phone.  I open it up and there’s an image linked.  Open the image and this is what I see:Continue reading “A huge ‘Thank you’ to Lana Parrilla from this Evil Regal”