In 2008 we published a book called Becoming Drusilla, words by Richard and pictures by Dru, which is the story of our friendship, and how we both lived Dru’s transition after she decided on gender reassignment.
An important part of what we learned is that the transgender story, for the sake of a recognisable narrative, is often misrepresented. Certainly Dru’s experience doesn’t conform to standard ideas of ‘before’ and ‘after’. That’s why we’ve made Being Drusilla, because the operation isn’t the end of the story.
We're still friends. Sometimes we think about transgender issues, and sometimes we don’t. Becoming Drusilla, as a book, is now an accepted resource for anyone unexpectedly involved in a transgender story. We hope Being Drusilla is equally welcoming, but in a clickable way. Life goes on. And that's a fact.
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Oh dear. When dinner parties and activism collide…. I think there are three strands to this story. Over there is a thin strand, the one that has to do with the life I had before I transitioned; it contains people … Continue reading
I’ve just been filling out the page of labels and terminology. A prickly sort of subject. Still, if you don’t label things yourself, someone else is bound to come along and do it wrong. You know how it is. Did … Continue reading
I’m starting to feel a bit more at home here on Word Press, and was dead chuffed yesterday when I worked out how to make those drop-down menu things up there at the top. Still busily brainstorming. If you happen … Continue reading
A rambler lost over the weekend in the Cairngorms is now safe in The Buttery B & B near Inverness. ‘I’ve changed my mind about arriving,’ said Dougal Cameron (19). ‘It’s a better state of being than I was led … Continue reading
We’re getting the shiny new blog together. Have a mooch around and admire the… empty space. Hey, I’m working on it!