Author Archives: Dru

tilting at windmills

My previous post was inspired by concern over a proposed amendment to the Bristol Labour Party’s Motion on Women’s Representation, to remove self-definition and self-declaration from the qualifying conditions for being a woman in the eyes of the Party. As … Continue reading

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trans people: what do you really want to know about them?

I’ve been talking with a Bristol friend lately about the current onslaught (or ‘debate’ if you prefer) on trans people in the media; indeed, it seems to be happening all over the place, including among Labour Party members, some of … Continue reading

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some new books

First off, Drawn Chorus, an alphabet of birds in poems and pictures. It’s the first book that’s all my own work. And it’s about birds. And people, I suppose. Maybe writing about birds can tell you something about people too, … Continue reading

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continuously cruising

Richard was commissioned by International Literature Showcase to write on the subject of ‘crossing borders’. And here is his article, about life on the Kennet and Avon canal.    

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hot off the press

Richard’s new book, The Day That Went Missing, was finally published last month. It is a good and intense read: 0n a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Nicholas and his brother Richard are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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getting known for what we do rather than what we are

The morning after Trump became president of the USA, I did this little picture as a response (Britain already being a more openly racist place since the Brexit referendum). It went viral somewhat. Look, t shirts even! A friend commented … Continue reading

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telling our story

There is, as we say above, just getting on with things. That was the whole idea behind the Being Drusilla blog, to show that the trans story doesn’t reach a happy-ever-after conclusion when the crucial waypoints have been passed; transition, … Continue reading

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