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: January 2011
“Get over yourselves”, as The Lulz (or plain ‘The’ to his pals) is fond of saying. This is a very handy all-purpose put-down, along with “Smile, love, it might never happen”, invariably spoken by a bloke who doesn’t realise that … Continue reading
Hammersmith Gender Identity Clinic, otherwise Charing Cross GIC, have now got a web presence with all sorts of useful pages. You will find it here. That’s it, really. Oh, there was a lovely full moon last night, and it … Continue reading
Had a bit of a Walter Scott start to the day yesterday, inspired by Steepholm’s recent reading of Waverley, which coincided with my own recent re-reading of Ivanhoe. The second time round, I was rather more impatient with the … Continue reading
February is LGBT* History Month. This has been going on in the UK since 2005, and manages to retain a make-it-up-as-you-go-along sort of feeling even now. Last year, Richard and I were over in Norwich, doing an event at UEA … Continue reading
In my previous post here, I talked about Walliams and Lucas’ new show, Come Fly With Me, in which David Schwimmer appears as an apprehended smuggler of ‘illicit’ ‘tranny porn’. Last May I wrote about David Walliams and Matt Lucas … Continue reading
Back in May, David Walliams and Matt Lucas appeared in adverts for the Nationwide Building Society, prompting me (and quite a few others) to complain about their portrayal of transgender characters and its contribution to the marginalisation of actual transgender … Continue reading
I was looking for waxwings yesterday. Went to three places where they’ve been sighted, and had a wander around the holm oaks of Royal Fort, where the occasional squirrel looked up from its acorn as I passed, before continuing its … Continue reading