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: March 2011
It’s been an interesting week in television land. Brian True-May, who is the producer for a show called The Midsomer Murders, got into trouble for describing the fictional location of the show as the “last bastion of Englishness …we just … Continue reading
I’m working on a guide for Dundry, a hill to the south of Bristol. I did this pic yesterday, and as it feels quite summery I’m putting it here. At last, spring! -Every morning is like Christmas used to be; … Continue reading
So, Friday saw us down in Plymouth, doing a reading at the Central Library to coincide with Plymouth’s Out:Fest. It was a good evening; quite a small crowd, so it felt more like a gathering than an audience, and the … Continue reading
We’re off to Plymouth next, for a reading and talk about Becoming Drusilla. It’s tomorrow, Friday 18th March at Plymouth Central Library, at 7:30 pm. The last one, three weeks ago in Bristol, went really well. And we’re really … Continue reading
Richard and I were up at Channel 4 in London on Monday, for the launch of Trans Media Watch‘s Memorandum Of Understanding. The event was hosted by Stuart Cosgrove, C4’s Head of Programmes (Nations and Regions) and a signatory to … Continue reading
I don’t know what to make of the video Equals, released today for International Women’s Day. The two-minute short has Daniel Craig in a dress to publicise gender inequalities that continue to exist around the world. I understand the publicity … Continue reading
Earlier this evening a friend tweeted Made it to the end of part one of Midnight’s Children. Just another 340 pages to go. It’s not a good sign, that I stopped to figure that out…. and this reminded me of … Continue reading
Here’s an early morning haiku for St David’s Day Up on the Kymin My shadow’s mostly English But its head’s in Wales