Respect Your Elders

Needing a new hobby to make up for woeful lack of burleque dancing and modelling during this Covid-19 madness, I took up foraging. Cardiff is thankfully blessed with a large number of green spaces, and Bute Park - the closest to me - has a large and part-wild arboretum section, perfect for finding interesting and... Continue Reading →

Pretty Fly

For those who care about such things, 'tis my most recent solo, at Ffresh Burlesque (Wales Millennium Centre, 15/3/19). Contains hints of nudeness ... Though one of our smaller venues, this was actually a really nice place to debut this routine, as the strange purple backlighting was actually a lovely, ethereal addition, making the wings... Continue Reading →

A Belated Escape

Anyone who has followed this blog from the early days (assuming anyone has) will know that it has been a long-standing desire of mine to change my current job - a manual labour post in a very male-dominated, and occasionally toxic warehouse environment - for something both more congenial and less monotonous. Indeed, it has... Continue Reading →

Brains, or words to that effect …

It is late in the day to be sharing this and probably pointless (few of my followers being local, or even UK-based), but just on the off-chance, or in case any of you are interested in my burlesquey misadventures, Cardiff Cabaret Club has a new show on the horizon with a deliciously macabre theme ...... Continue Reading →

Black Widow

... but no sexy spy catsuits in this latest photoshoot, I'm afraid: just a replica 19th century dress kindly lent to us by Marigold Costumes along with several veils and a musty-looking bonnet. Combine with heavy dark eye-liner and the old graveyard behind Llandaff Cathedral and you have ... ... and in case any film... Continue Reading →

Far, Far Away …

For anyone lucky enough to be in exotic Cardiff on the evening of March the 16th, yours truly will be performing in ... ... albeit only in the chorus line, so to speak. Still, after what will have been a mere ten lessons away from the time when my feet could barely distinguish left from... Continue Reading →

Fighting Back

Cal returned from the GIC last Tuesday, and the news was all good: like me, he has been granted a second appointment in February, at which point all going well he will be approved for HRT. The clinician seemed absolutely charmed with him (only naturally), and they had a good conversation. The fact that we... Continue Reading →

A Year of Existence

It was on the 8th of January 2015 that I began this blog, following the advice of my friend Jason, with no very clear idea but plenty of trepidation as to what might come out of it. Now seems as good a time as any to take stock of what I have learned and gained...... Continue Reading →

Misogyny

I have now had answered to my own satisfaction that as a transwoman, I can expect to receive prejudice based on the fact of my being trans. Now to the vexed question of whether or not I will also receive prejudice on account of being a woman (or a whatever... I appreciate this is a... Continue Reading →

Porcelain Doll

(Image from Gusten's Restoration Studio Portfolio... would that it were that straightforward) I have, as I may have mentioned, made a few trans friends online who do not fit within anyone's stereotypes, whether those of obvious "men in dresses", nor those of glamorously uber-feminine Caitlyn Jenner types. Jaqueline Andrews and Dr. Aoife Hart are fairly... Continue Reading →

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