Category Archives: Where’s Cheryl?

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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LGBT History Month Is Underway

It is all go from now until the beginning of March. This is probably my busiest week. Here’s what’s happening. On Tuesday evening I am taking part in a panel on LGBT+ History, local and national, at Bristol University. Details … Continue reading

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A Week in Barcelona

Hello, remember me? I know, I have been very quiet this past week. That’s because I have been very busy. The conference days were long, partly because we had so much good material, and partly because, this being Barcelona, we … Continue reading

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Hola World

This is a very quick update from Barcelona. The weather is much better than in England. The food and the wine are great. The University of Barcelona is as beautiful as ever. I am spending much of my time apologizing … Continue reading

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Fleeing the Country

Well, not exactly. I’m going to an academic conference in Barcelona this week. It is all about gender in the ancient near east and sounds absolutely fascinating to me. Your mileage may vary. I should be online a fair amount … Continue reading

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Brief Restaurant Recommendation

I’m in Oxford. I’ll be spending all tomorrow doing training, and much of Wednesday visiting bookshops and libraries. But because we have a 9:30am start tomorrow I am staying in a hotel on expenses, which is nice. The hotel, by … Continue reading

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Travel Planning

If you have asked me about my availability recently I have probably said something along the lines of, “not in February, please”. That’s LGBT History Month, and that tends to mean a lot of travel. Today I have been doing … Continue reading

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Transgender Mythbusting Comes to Bristol

On Saturday I will be running a workshop at LaDIYFest, a fabulous intersectional feminist event. The workshop will be an extended version of the Transgender Mythbusting thing I ran at the Womens’ Equality Party conference with a lot more time … Continue reading

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Diversity Trust AGM

Today I took the car for a run down to Cheddar, the home of cheese. Sadly it was not a shopping expedition, but it was a good day out. I was there for the annual general meeting of The Diversity … Continue reading

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Solstice Shopping

This morning I popped over to Bradford-on-Avon where the canal folk were holding a floating Christmas market. (It will still be on tomorrow if you are local and want to go.) I did so because the Daily Malice‘s War on … Continue reading

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At the House of The Speaker

Every year Schools Out runs a launch event for the following year’s LGBT History Month festivities. The actual month is in February, but the launch event usually happens in November. This year, because 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

Well, guess who wasn’t home for very long? I headed off to London this morning, the main reason for which was that it is time for me to be declared sane again. The NHS, bless them, are convinced that trans … Continue reading

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Reporting In

OK, so I was planning to write up the whole WEP Conference thing yesterday. But then I got invited out for a night on the town in Manchester and my brain was so fried that comedy and booze seemed infinitely … Continue reading

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In Which I Do Politics

I’m going to be offline a lot over the next few days because I going to Manchester for the weekend. There I will be attending the first ever national conference of the Women’s Equality Party. In addition to participating in … Continue reading

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Eurocon Day 1

Kevin and I arrived in Barcelona by train late last night. We barely had time to grab some food before needing to get to bed. The one things we did register is that Barcelona is a Food Town. We are … Continue reading

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