Preferred Pronouns and Avoiding Deadnames: What Can We Do?

Think: you’re sitting in a seminar and the seminar leader is calling out names, taking a quick register, when you hear a name you don’t recognise. There’s an awkward silence until someone finally raises their hand to say that that’s them – but that isn’t their name, and those aren’t their pronouns anymore. This is … Continue reading Preferred Pronouns and Avoiding Deadnames: What Can We Do?

Identity Is Not Just Skin Deep

I recently discovered that what I thought was a beauty spot, was never that at all. I can laugh about it now, but when I first came to the realisation, I couldn't stop crying. I've had this "Beauty spot" for over ten years! When it first appeared, I hated it and was embarrassed about it, … Continue reading Identity Is Not Just Skin Deep