I have been involved with GIRES, the Gender Identity Research and Education Society for several years. I revamped their website with the help of another website designer.
Along the way, I became part of a team putting together A Legacy of Kindness project. This important project aims to record the history of GIRES through the voices of those from its inception to the present. During that process I filmed 15 people who are/were integral parts of GIRES.
As part of the LGBT+ History Month, February 2023, I edited together those 15 hours into a 40 minute film which was shown at the Cinema Museum in London on the 28th February.
Here is your opportunity to see this film for yourself. It is called Voices: Recording Trans History for the Future.
I am also writing another book called The Nowhere Chronicles which is a metaphor for my journey in life. Hopefully, it will be a record to which I can return to see where I have travelled in my fall down the rabbit hole to find a deeper peace and release.
Here is (very) short quote from the initial part of the book read by a great friend, Caroline Baldock, who tells stories. Sometimes, the voice brings more to the words as they hold their own energy, and that comes across when spoken.
- Are you afraid to be vulnerable?
- Would you like to learn how to be more authentic, open and honest?
- Would you like all your relationships to be more fulfilling?
- Would you like to release decades of suppressed emotion and feeling?
When we’re born, we’re a blank canvas of possibility and opportunity. We’re born with courage in our hearts and vibrancy in our souls. As soon as we take our first breath, the first brush strokes are made on the canvas as our experiences, environment and upbringing create landscapes and abstract textures. Slowly, over time, this can redefine our essence of Self as we take on the beliefs, ideals, expectations, judgements and pain of others, as well as our own choices and decisions carving out new shapes and dimensions.
My own journey in life took me to a place of deep pain. My experiences led me down some dark and challenging pathways. I allowed the blank canvas of me to be covered in the paint of people’s needs and wants, expectations and limits, and I also tried to paint the masterpiece I thought I ought to create thereby hiding the true me in the process.
Whilst I spent time trying to brush over what others had painted, this left the unexpressed anger and rage hiding underneath. Not only did I have to remove their paint, but I had to acknowledge, and take responsibility for, my own choices and brushstrokes in order to re-discover the pristine canvas of me once again and to accept myself as my perfectly imperfect Self. It was only then that I could paint my own shades of harmony; the real me.
This book then is a philosophical and spiritual paint remover wrapped in metaphor.
A Way of Seeing: It’s All a Matter of Perception, is my journey from restriction to freedom, from constraint to choice, from imprisonment to liberty.
- Do you want to experience this for yourself?
- Do you want to experience freedom, choice and liberty?
If so, step into the unknown with me as your guide.
A Way of Seeing is available on Amazon.
Some of the book’s content is already available on this website so you can get a flavour of my writing style. There is so much more in the book.