Sensuous in Satin

Reflections on Transgender Life

Sensuous in Satin

Gender-confirming health care and mental illness

The often controversial guidance on “Healthcare of the Transgender Patient” by Dr. William Powers has triggered a lot of discussion. In his presentation Dr Powers does touch on many areas of care that don’t receive much discussion. This is a Read more…


Why do some have a charmed life?

(This article was posted in TgR forums originally in 2012) I watch the mixed reception that others either receive in society or more often fear they will receive. Whilst I don’t present in a gender ambiguous way at work (or Read more…


Transgender inclusion at NSW Clubs

For the last 10 years or so I’ve been trying to arrest the gradual physical decline associated with aging by working out a couple of times at my local gym. This isn’t the sort of fitness centre where the boys Read more…


Travel Overseas with an F

Sometimes our winding journey through life takes us in unexpected directions. A few years back I would never have thought that one day I’d be writing about travelling overseas as a girl. Back then the idea of hopping onto an Read more…


Party like there is no tomorrow!

My friend Emma recently posted in the TgR forums an observation about the transient nature of the transgender lifestyle. So are we the last of the Trannies? I suspect so. I suspect we will go the same way as the Read more…


India on my own terms – the experiences of a trans traveller

Experiences of a transgender traveller in India I recently returned from 3 weeks exploring Central India with my partner. This was an adventure for us on many levels, but personally this was the first time I had freely expressed my Read more…


Sex Science Self

A friend lent me this book to read over the New Year, Sex Science Self by Bob Ostertag A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone and Identity I will confess to coming to this book with somewhat conventional views on Sex Read more…


Vale ad eventum

Goodbye to the event? For many years the TgR website has carried a list of events being organised for the transgender community. Occasionally I review the list and purge a few old entries but recently there is rarely anything new Read more…


Another 5 years pass in the life of ‘Transgender’

This is post for those who might share my interest in words and the evolution of the English language. It seems strange that just 5 years ago we were discussing the death (or otherwise) of the ‘Transgender’ umbrella.http://bilerico.lgbtqnation.com/2011/06/the_death_of_transgender.php Now barely Read more…


The Danish Girl – review

The Danish Girl is billed as a true love story, which may be good marketing as the cinema was nearly full when I saw the film. But it would be more accurate to say that the plot is loosely based Read more…