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Stop calling groups of people, Guys

Will staff at attractions, hotels, and restaurants stop calling groups of customers, "Guys" I'm out with a group of female friends and the maitre d' at the restaurant we're visiting calls us all "Guys". We look at him and ask him if he needs to go to Specsavers. He then does it again! "Can I [...]

Soon to be 51, photo gallery

I'm 51 in a few weeks time, time to celebrate but before I do a little photo gallery of you know who. After a conversation today, a few thoughts won't go away about how I look, and for my age, I look pretty good. All images taken in the past 3 months.

How to ruin my night out – Covid!

Sat next to some one at a family do and how to ruin my night out because you perceive you know best! A bit of background knowledge before we go on, over the past week I have spent quite a bit of time in very noisy places. Because of this I've been shouting to be [...]

Protests in Manchester 3rd October 2021

On October 3rd I was proud to take part in a protest in Manchester. The People Assembly March against Austerity was a march against Tory cuts to public services, welfare provisions, job cuts and wages. What a day, the volume of people there was amazing. I dont even want to hazard a guess but it [...]

Media protrayal of Transgender people

As the transgender community is in the media spotlight at the moment, Oct 2021, I wanted to discuss the media portrayal of Transgender people and I'm going to discuss the difference between transgender celebrities versus how it treats regular transgender people and how we are perceived in the media. First, let's look at the celebs, [...]

I just cant wait for the NHS

I cant wait for the NHS, I just can't! The timescales for Trans care are not just ridiculous, they're preposterous!! How can the service waiting list go from 18 months, pre Covid to 48 months post-Covid? This makes no sense! I'm already struggling like crazy dealing with my anxiety, then let's throw in all the [...]

I am a little different, a poem by Mikki, age 50 and 11 months

I'm a little different, it's clear for all to see. I'm a little different, I just want to be me. I'm a little different, but I'm happy deep inside. I'm a little different, not sorry, I won't hide. I'm a little different, most folk, care not one jot. I'm a little different, my friends, they [...]

Street art of New Brighton, Wirral

I was in New Brighton today and instead of walking down the promenade or the beach, I decided to cut through the town centre and was massively surprised first of all by the street art of New Brighton on the buildings but also the quality of works. The building in the town centre are all [...]

I let someone in and they broke my heart

Over the past few months I've really been struggling with my emotions, I let someone in and they broke my heart and it really put me in a tailspin. So much so that not only did I crash and burn but I struggled to get out of the wreckage alive. About 2 months ago, I [...]

The People of Manchester Pride on Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

I was asked at Manchester Pride by Fluxxt to give my opinions on some questions on mental health and mental health support in the LGBTQ+ community. Heres a short film with the replies from myself and others.
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