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HAPPY TRANS* DAY OF VISIBILITY! (I know I am a day behind!) I have been looking at the different celebrations, blogs, tweets and so much more that has been flooding my own social media to celebrate Trans* Day of Visibility. there have been so many amazing works out there! An interesting slideshow put together by… Continue reading #tdov

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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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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’