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#LadiesDay

As I am a Liverpool lady I thought it only appropriate to discuss Ladies Day and the ramifications surrounding the Grand National each year. As people know Liverpool ladies are very fashion forward, they are gorgeously brave in their choices and always want to be seen as the most fashionable women – I am biased… Continue reading #LadiesDay

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Too many Definitions?

Biology, Sex, Gender... What's the difference? I have been interested in engaging with the body and gender identity since my undergraduate research and the beginnings of my career in academia. What is most striking is that, gender, biology and sex all must be treated independently of one another. Why? The main reason is that there… Continue reading Too many Definitions?

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#burnleyplays

I had to privilege of watching The Burnley Buggers' Ball and Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator being performed in the Bluecoat at Liverpool on Saturday. It was an extension of sorts from the Sexing the Past Conference held there over the weekend.  The Burnley Buggers Ball was written by Stephen M. Hornby and had the character of… Continue reading #burnleyplays

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Sexing the Past What is and How to Do LGBT History

Just too many labels? As you may know February marks LGBT History Month with various hubs and events being set up around the country including Manchester, Liverpool and Brighton amongst others. Similarly, the beginning of March marks an annual conference in conjunction with Schools Out called Sexing the Past. Each year has a theme and… Continue reading Sexing the Past What is and How to Do LGBT History

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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’