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January 24, 2013

Originally posted on Harpymarx:
The article, Left Behind, was originally written in 2003. I wrote it mainly from my own personal perspective of the revolutionary Left mainly for therapeutic reasons and also a friend at the time encouraged me to write it. It languished on my PC for another two years before I suggested an…

When I grow up …

May 24, 2011

I was a 13 year old blue-belt judoka and a confident fighter If I thought it was hard enough getting through puberty first time round then bang, crash, wallop, here it comes a second time at 43 instead of 13. I’ve had a lot going on in these umpteen months I’ve been quiet here but, as […]

Vagina dialogues

December 20, 2010

Matt Kailey, whose blog Tranifesto just won the TransGuys Community Award for Best Blog 2010,is completely right in his article here when he pulls Ke$ha to task for her “I just can’t date a dude with a vag” line in her latest song ‘Grow a Pear’. I posted on my Facebook about this the other […]

It Gets Better – even when it feels really bad

November 16, 2010

Bosch’s ‘Hell’ (from The Garden of Earthly Delights) I have been rather quiet these last couple of months, except for on Facebook where I have been wittering my moods, thoughts and ideas, crazy and not-so-crazy, masking a period of turmoil and pain in my life. All this STUFF has been hard to even imagine writing […]

Latin America and the ecosocialist alternative

September 13, 2010

Many thanks to Liam for posting this:  Green Left and Socialist Resistance are organising a national tour of Britain with Hugo Blanco, a historic leader of the Peruvian peasant movement, during September and October 2010. Details of events in a dozen towns and cities will be posted shortly. There are two chances to hear Hugo in […]

Feeling good, feeling hope, feeling focussed

August 27, 2010

It’s three months tomorrow , thirteen weeks today, since I started testosterone. So much has happened to me and it has to be said it has been tough for me so far. But things are beginning to level out for now. I have done a three part vlog update on my Youtube channel MrStubborndog and […]

Why Passing as Male is Important (via FtM Doctor)

August 25, 2010

This post by FtM Doctor evoked many different feelings for me and it feels really quite a raw and in-my-face subject for me at this still early stage in my transition. For me right now, it’s incredibly important to me that I am experienced by others as male as this is congruent with what I […]

15 Albums (via Harpymarx)

August 25, 2010

I got sent this meme on Facebook by my friend Niki and Harpymarx posted her answers on her blog below so I thought I’d do the same. Perhaps I’m just procrastinating about the post I want to write with 9/11 coming up but this isn’t going to take me long. To be honest there’s something […]

My American Dream (via [a])

July 19, 2010

“My dream: to have abundant food, love, and family. To work our asses off on the farm to sustain ourselves. To create a haven for queers, young people, rejects, freaks, and the lonely. To raise our kids outside of the traps of mainstream parenting. To be happy, together. To share dreams, art, and love. To […]

Shapeshifting for beginners – my first three weeks on T

June 19, 2010

Three weeks  ago today I had 1000mg 1M of Nebido, a slow-release formulation of testosterone, injected into the top of my right gluteous maximus muscle in my bum. My girlfriend held my hand, and as I felt the sharp prick of the needle and relaxed into a wave of satisfaction, she wept ine the power of […]


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