Five Things to Know About Those Cancer Research UK Adverts

If you live in England you’ve no doubt seen the massive adverts dotted around that state ‘Obesity is a cause of cancer’. The adverts are for Cancer Research UK and are designed to look like traditional cigarette packets to hammer home their point that fatness is bad for you. This isn't the first time they've … Continue reading Five Things to Know About Those Cancer Research UK Adverts

Sometimes Trans People Suck at Sports (and they should be allowed to)

I'm transgender, and I suck at sport. Some of my earliest memories involve me looking up at towering adults while wearing an adorable tutu and feeling very, very cross about it. Even though I sucked, I did a lot of sport as a child - ballet, tap dancing, horse riding, judo, swimming, gymnastics, football, etc, … Continue reading Sometimes Trans People Suck at Sports (and they should be allowed to)

Haunted but not Alone: A Trans Take on the Horror Industry

Adapted from Dirge Magazine, August 2017 cw: discussion of transphobia and horror tropes The central struggle of most horror films is in strong but vulnerable people fighting for their lives and facing off against malevolent forces that want to kill them. This is also basically the transgender manifesto – so why aren’t there more trans … Continue reading Haunted but not Alone: A Trans Take on the Horror Industry