Talking Transphobia (on the BBC)

Transphobia seems to be on the rise again after we have had a flurry of activity in the trans world. Caitlyn Jenner, Kellie Maloney, me, The Danish Girl, comments by Germaine Greer and Jeremy Clarkson, and trans individuals being put in the inappropriate gender prison. More suicides. And murders. It seems never ending. All the

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The Meaning of Fishes

There comes a point in everyone’s life where something that was exceedingly opaque becomes exceedingly transparent, its meaning becoming blindingly obvious. It was as though I had metaphorically stuffed a Babel Fish into my ear and listened to a translation of a long held proverb into another language, a language I actually understood; the language

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Another Opportunity (on the BBC)

I was very surprised when BBC Surrey Radio emailed me for another interview. Only a month ago I was in the studio with Mark Carter listening to me voicing some really challenging, deeply emotional stuff about my transgender experiences. This time, with the new BBC Two series ‘Boy meets Girl’ being broadcast over the next few weeks,

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Coran’s Story (on the BBC)

On July 29th 2012, I first met Mark Carter when I filmed the Olympic cycle races which came through our village. On July 29th 2015, I emailed Mark to see if he would be interested in the book I was about to publish describing my experiences with gender dysphoria. I realised later that I had actually emailed to

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Seeking Attention

Any illness we experience is there to add weight and substance to our journey through life. We experience illness for one of two reasons. The first is that is allows us time to reflect, time to rest, and time to discover the epicentre within which is giving rise to our experience. You see, illness is

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In Relation to Others

What are people in our lives’ for? We live in relationships. Relationships with family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours etc. Many of our relationships are good ones but some challenge in ways that, on first glance, seem to be useless and pointless and just create difficulties in our lives. It is these bad relationships that provide

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Breaking The Shell

Over many years, and probably decades, we build a crust around us, a wall that stops people invading our space. Eventually, the wall we have built begins to hinder our progress in life, hindering the communication with others that is vital if we are to begin dismantling this barrier. Chicken and egg you say! Well,

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