The division between boy and girl is not as immutable as many would have us believe. Yet, in the rigid adherence to their beliefs such people can inflict great harm as this extract from Colourful People illustrates.
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
The division between boy and girl may seem self-evident, biologically speaking.… Read more
So you don’t like fiction. Yet your lives are criss-crossed with stories of your own invention. Fiction has its advantages. It offers an intimate glimpse into unfamiliar perspectives like that of the Colourful People struggling with their gender identity.
Gina shaved the last of the hair from her head, tossing the blond curl to the floor. She squeezed a generous dose of baby oil into the palm of her hand and massaged it into her scalp, delighting in the smoothness of her skin.… Read more
A person’s mental make-up constitutes a changing constellation of characteristics. These depict the workings of their mind, their behaviour, their relationship to others and their competences. Certain characteristics are considered superior because they render people better adapted to function in society.… Read more
Trust or the absence of it can make or break someone when young especially if sexuality is involved. In this letter, Kate talks to a friend about trust, abuse and gender identity. These letters were written in August 1960 between the end ofIn Search of Lost Girls and the beginning of We Girls.… Read more
I was deeply saddened to read that the high court in England has just ruled to severely curtail, if not forbid, access to puberty blockers for young people under 18 (See the article in The Guardian). This applies to GIDSat the Tavistock Institute, the sole clinic in England working with transgender children.… Read more
Two young teenagers, Peter and Fi, are on the towpath beside the river Frayne in the following extract from Boy & Girl.But what is the unspoken question Peter answers? You’ll have to read the book to find out… but know that it might not be what you think.… Read more