Category Archives: Where’s Cheryl?

Well Done B&NES

Yesterday I represented The Diversity Trust at a small celebration at Bath Guildhall to celebrate the fact that Bath & North East Somerset Council is once again #1 on the Stonewall Education Index. Huge thanks to Chair of the Council, … Continue reading

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Podcast Workshop in Bristol

On Thursday October 12th my Ujima colleague, Miranda Rae, and I will be running a Podcasting for Beginners workshop at the BBC offices. Here’s Miranda’s blurb: Want to launch your own Podcast but not sure where to start? Or perhaps … Continue reading

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Missing in Blogdom

Yeah, I know it has been very quiet here of late. When I got back from Worldcon I basically had to do a whole month’s worth of day job in two weeks. I really shouldn’t have taken a couple of … Continue reading

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Still in Finland

As I had some suspicion of just how exhausting Worldcon would be I planned to spend a couple of days after the convention hanging out with my dear friend, Irma Hirsj√§rvi. This involved taking a trip up to Central Finland … Continue reading

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We Are Officially Received

Worldcon isn’t due to start until tomorrow, but this evening a bunch of us were invited to attend a civic reception at City Hall here in Helsinki. Obviously the city couldn’t fit all 6,000+ attending members in, so the convention … Continue reading

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Em & Cheryl Do TV

Today, and Thursday and Friday, I am at the Creative Histories conference in Bristol. I’m there primarily to talk about steampunk, though I do hope to come back with some photos of animatronic dinosaurs that they have on display. Selfie … Continue reading

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My Worldcon Schedule

As I noted yesterday, the Worldcon draft program is now available. I have four panels as follows: Thursday 17:00 Publishing Translation With Liz Gorinsky, Gili Bar-Hillel & Didi Chanoch. I’m moderating. Friday 11:00 Juried versis Voted Awards With John-Henri Holmberg, … Continue reading

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Catch-Up

As people on social media may have noticed, I have been traveling a lot of late. To add to that, I had no wifi in my hotel room in Germany, so I was online a lot less than usual for … Continue reading

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Fringe Tonight

I’m back from the Eurocon in Dortmund and have much to report, but I have to dash off to Exeter for work today. This evening I will be hosting BristolCon Fringe, featuring Peter Newman and Kate Coe. Full details here. … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction at the Zoo

As a kid I was addicted to the Animal Magic show on children’s BBC, fronted by Johnny Morris. As the older readers among you may remember, it was set in Bristol Zoo. Little did I imagine that I would one … Continue reading

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Mad Week

Yeah, I know, I have been quiet for a while. Things have been busy. I left you folks on Wednesday last week after having done a radio show. On Thursday morning I did training for a bunch of PHSE teachers … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Dinosaurs, Afrofuturism, Psychology & Feminism

It was radio day again today. I think I had a great bunch of guests on Women’s Outlook. Hopefully you do too. We began with DB Redfern from the Bristol Museums Service telling us all about the fabulous new dinosaur … Continue reading

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In The Papers

The nice people at Bristol 24/7 have a new featuring up and running in which they interview interesting people who have a connection to the city. This week said “interesting” person is me. You can find the article here. Obviously … Continue reading

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A Trip Into The Past

Today I have been in Southampton. I was there because I needed a university library to do some research, and that’s the only one I can get into easily these days, due to being an alumnus. So I spent a … Continue reading

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On TV Tonight

This week is Mental Heath Awareness Week in the UK. Because of this the nice folks at Bristol MIND have been asked to be on local TV to talk about their new trans+ helpline. The TV people wanted an actual … Continue reading

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A Day at the Seaside

This afternoon Jo Hall had a signing at the delightful Books on the Hill store in Clevedon. Being a loyal publisher, I went along to support her. This also gave me a reason to visit Clevedon, a seaside town on … Continue reading

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Introducing the Twilight People App #TDOV

Today is the international Trans Day of Visibility. I’m spending the day in London at a Trans*Code hackathon, kindly hosted at the offices of CapGemini (whom I used to work for many decades ago). I’ve spent the day working on … Continue reading

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Interviewed in Fusion

Yesterday I happened to tweet that I couldn’t join in the Day Without A Woman strike because I had trans awareness training to do. Somewhat to my surprise, I was approached by a journalist and asked for more information. You … Continue reading

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And Another One – WEP Bristol Fundraiser

Yes, I know, total overload. But this one is happening in Bristol on the evening after the gig at the Watershed, and they only want me talking for 5 minutes. I can do that. Besides, very good cause. Also it … Continue reading

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February Events Update – Young People’s Panel

Tuesday night at Bristol University was fabulous, and I met some great people. That may result in some more events later this year. But today’s news is that I will be chairing the “Language and Representation Within LGBT+ Culture” event … Continue reading

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