Author Archives: Dru

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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surgery

Juliet Jacques has written up her experience of Sex Reassignment Surgery at Charing Cross, in the Guardian. Which got me remembering my own experience, which I’ve added to the resources section of this blog.

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shooting yourself in both feet

Paddy Power, the Irish bookmakers, pride themselves on the edginess of their advertising. And they’ve struck paydirt with their latest, in which we are invited to play Spot The Tranny (or, as they put it, ‘tell the stallions from the … Continue reading

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This is the occasional joint blog for Dru Marland and Richard Beard. Here are links to their own blogs   Dru’s, Upside Down In Cloud (click on image) Richard’s blog (again, click on image)

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resurrection

And is it true? And is it true, This most tremendous tale of all, Seen in a stained-glass window’s hue, A Baby in an ox’s stall? Oh post-Anglican muddling, somewhere between the unpleasantly excessive certitudes of the God-botherers and the … Continue reading

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Bodies of thought

Julian Baggini‘s new book The Ego Trick arrived unexpectedly on the doorstep yesterday; thanks, Julian! He sent me a copy because I feature in it, in a small way. We met two years ago, to discuss ideas of self and … Continue reading

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