Being Drusilla is a continuation of the book Becoming Drusilla. In the book we made the point (quite forcefully, in fact) that a medical procedure doesn’t define a life. This site is life going on, for Dru and her friends. We hope it encourages and amuses anyone in a similar situation, whether living the dream or suddenly faced with unexpected changes in someone close. This is how it is for us.
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.