Sometimes goodbye is easier than hello

I had a friend whom I loved deeply.  He was like the other side of my Genderqueer self.  We would talk for hours and hours about things that seemed to only make sense to the two of us.  We would talk about time as a non-linear construct, past lives, gender identity, and all of itContinue reading “Sometimes goodbye is easier than hello”

The beauty of the LGBTQ community

Thanks to Facebook I found an amazing blog today that I just had to share with the rest of you.  The blog is written by a lady known as C.J.’s Mom and tells the tale of raising a gender nonconforming child.  I have never seen either C.J.’s Mom’s face or that of her son, butContinue reading “The beauty of the LGBTQ community”

Signs – sometimes hard to find, sometimes appear with a sledgehammer

Last night I sat and drank a cup of tea from my favourite mug, as is my habit of an evening.  Then I went to bed.  It took a while to fall asleep but when I did, I dreamt the most beautiful and pure dream I’ve dreamt in a long time. I was walking alongContinue reading “Signs – sometimes hard to find, sometimes appear with a sledgehammer”

Selfish or just in need of some comfort?

The nights are drawing in, it’s getting cold (if you’re in Yorkshire like me seriously cold) and coming home to an empty flat is getting harder to deal with.  As is the fact I’m unable to join my friends at an event that means so much to so many of us in just a coupleContinue reading “Selfish or just in need of some comfort?”

The problem with depression

Depression can be caused by many things, hormone imbalances, the lack of daylight hours in winter, illness, an experience such as physical and emotional loss.  But the problem is unless you’ve ever experienced it, you don’t understand the enormity of the situation. Warning: under the cut you may find triggers and uncomfortable reminders.

What if everything you had ever believed, everything you’d ever known was a lie?

I found out some things recently that for a week or so coloured my view of certain person.  What those things are and who that person is, I can’t reveal, because it would break a trust that I do not want to lose.  But it hurt.  It put me in a position of wondering howContinue reading “What if everything you had ever believed, everything you’d ever known was a lie?”

The problem with reading Jodi Picoult’s books

I love Jodi Picoult’s books. In fact I can rave about them and the way that she creates such a sense of being there with the characters until I am blue in the face.  I love her work so much I went to the book signing for Sing You Home in Manchester and couldn’t stopContinue reading “The problem with reading Jodi Picoult’s books”

The lesser lauded women of Sci-Fi

There are some branches of Sci-Fi that have given us amazingly strong women.  That have shown us that women, as a species, can survive against all odds and that women can be strong leaders as well as followers.  If I asked you to name a few, you’d probably come up with names from what appearsContinue reading “The lesser lauded women of Sci-Fi”