Author Archives: Cheryl

In Which Stupid Cheryl Is Stupid

So, I may have been a little distracted this year as far as SFnal stuff goes. I really didn’t pay a lot of attention to the World Fantasy Awards, except when a bunch of cry-babies threw a tantrum about the … Continue reading

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The Trans Atlantic Fan Fund has published its latest newsletter. It includes a brief report on Nina Horvath’s adventures in the USA. It also has the announcement of the 2016 race. Unusually the administrators have taken the decision to hold … Continue reading

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On Mental Illness

Various things have conspired to make me think a lot about mental health issues this week, by far the most important of which is the sad news that David J Rodger, one of the authors who has read at BristolCon … Continue reading

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That London – More Diverse Than You Think

My thanks to Caroline Mullan for pointing me to this article on the BBC website. It is reporting on the results of a DNA study by the Museum of London on human remains dating back to the founding of the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Northern Storm

Every so often I remember that I run a publishing company as well as being a trans activist, a diversity trainer, an historian, and someone with a day job she needs to get done to pay the rent. Last night … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on TV

This is not a good time to be seriously busy. What I want to do is sit on the sofa and binge-watch Jessica Jones, which is an extraordinarily good piece of psychological drama. But I also want to watch The … Continue reading

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One Final Thought On TDOR

I wanted to post this to make it clear that the Trans Day of Remembrance is a worldwide event. India has a tradition of trans women in its society stretching back at least 2,000 years. It is hard to say … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In Darkest Somerset

The Guardian breathlessly reports that the UK’s oldest graveyard has been discovered in a cave in Somerset. Well, not discovered, exactly. That happened in 1797, so they are a trifle late on that piece of breaking news. However, they do … Continue reading

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Reflections on TDOR

Friday began for me on Thursday night when I headed into Bristol to appear on the trans-special edition of ShoutOut. I was expecting to be talking about the Trans Day of Remembrance, but as it turned out it was more … Continue reading

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More Flowers, More Tears

The memorial you see above is for Vicky Thompson, a young British trans woman who took her own life last week. Details of the case are still sketchy, but there is a memorial group for Vicky on Facebook. According to … Continue reading

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And Another Thing…

If Germaine Greer really wanted to complain about feminists being censored then she would take note of the UK Government’s plans to remove all mention of feminism from the A Level Politics syllabus. Yes, that’s right, one of the most … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies and Germaine Greer

Many of you will have heard how Germaine Greer was viciously censored by a howling mob of trans women, and banned from speaking at Cardiff University this month. (I quote, for example, “Germaine Greer is banned from speaking to students”, … Continue reading

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A Rugby Legend #RIPJonah

Not Welsh, but absolutely one of the greatest players ever to grace a rugby field. Lomu had great speed for a big man, but he also didn’t believe much in skipping around defenders. He ran through them, ran over them, … Continue reading

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TWOC Girls On Film

Today in Trans Awareness Week I have news of two film projects about trans women of color. First up the film MAJOR!, about the life of Miss Major, premiered in San Francisco on Friday. I dropped a fair amount of … Continue reading

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That Was Fringe

The November BristolCon Fringe meeting seemed to go very well. We had an excellent crowd. Tom Parker and Lucy Housom read very well. I did not mess things up. What’s more I did manage to get to sleep last night, … Continue reading

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Busy Week

Fair warning, folks, this week is going to be very busy. I have to be in Bristol every evening. Tonight is BristolCon Fringe, featuring Tom Parker and Lucy Hounsom. Tomorrow is a Trustees meeting of OutStories Bristol. Wednesday I’m helping … Continue reading

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Trans Awareness Week Begins

This week is going to be very busy for me, and quite emotional towards the end when we get to the Trans Day of Remembrance. However, we have started off on a brighter note with an article I wrote for … Continue reading

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Looking for Lesbians

Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of OutStories Bristol went very well. Thanks to the fabulous Bea Hitchman we had a good crowd of interested outsiders to make us quorate; and thanks to expert training from Kevin I was able to speed … Continue reading

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Negotiating with the Dead

Today I’ll be in Bristol for the Annual General Meeting of OutStories Bristol, the LGBT History group of which I am co-chair. Our guest speaker for the event is Bea Hitchman, author of the fabulous Petite Mort. In the talk … Continue reading

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Trans Geek Movie – Final Day

We are into the final day of the Kickstarter campaign for the Trans Geek Movie. This is a bit of a relief for me, because it means I will be able to wake up in the morning without worrying that … Continue reading

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