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 to expect.’ Dougal was unable to say at what stage he lost hope, though Mountain Rescue have launched the helicopter to try and find it before the winter freeze.
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.