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‘Fuck it or Fight it’

Today I attended the Sex Appearance and Gender Identity workshop at my university led by Dr Stenton Mackenzie (LJMU) and Dr Pieta Schofield (University of Dundee). The workshop was underpinned by a quote from Kate Bolstein's, 'just don't be mean', when meeting, working with, engaging with or socialising with anyone from the trans* umbrella. This is an extensive… Continue reading ‘Fuck it or Fight it’

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Hidden Figures

In light of the 89th Oscars being held at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles this evening - or in the middle of the night if you're on UK time, I wanted to discuss my favourite film from the nominations. On Friday I went to see Hidden Figures - if you have not watched it yet… Continue reading Hidden Figures

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‘The Female Cabdriver’

I came across this individual not so long ago when revisiting Alison Oram and Annmarie Turnbull's book The Lesbian Sourcebook. (1) 'A Woman as A Cabdriver for Ten Years' was the headline that was published in the Liverpool Mercury 1875. As the story unfolded it was clear that this person that was known in Liverpool as… Continue reading ‘The Female Cabdriver’