Misgendering and the struggles of my internalised transphobia

Image description: a child running with a trans flag with the ground illuminated in rainbow colours TW: transphobia, internalised transphobia, misgendering Disclaimer: this article is written entirely from a binary trans personal perspective. The feelings talked about, whilst possibly shared among multiple binary trans individuals, do not represent how every trans people feels and definitely […]

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The sounds of the outsider

Image Description: Stormzy performing at a festival, with a dark background and red white lights around him.  Much of British culture can be simmered down to the constantly brewing tensions  between the elite and the outsiders that refuse to commit the sin of deference. Even though everything I write seems to conclude with me despairing […]

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On the spectrum

Image description: The autism spectrum infinity awareness symbol, which is multicoloured. I haven’t written this quite a few times. Over time, I’ve found any excuse not to do it. At one time, it was: my partner doesn’t know this about me – they deserve to be told first; then, it’s not worth the effort; no […]

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Paws for thought

Image description: Beth and her dog standing on a bridge, looking out onto a snowy scene If there’s one consistency in my life, it’s my desire for a dog. Since I was little, I would buy dog leads and collars for my ‘invisible pet’, storing away chicken bones for the dog I would inevitably have […]

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An end to our seasonal woes

Image description: The river in Oxford on a sunny day.  Call me a starry-eyed optimist, but this past weekend, it felt like something special was hanging in the air. All throughout Oxford cheerful students were bobbing, bubbling, and bustling around. Shops were open. The High Street heaved. Pub gardens filled with happy customers. The city […]

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