Thanks to everyone involved this evening in the Sydney launch of Transgender Australia: A History Since 1910 - not least Eloise Brook from the Gender Centre, Chantell Martin, former co-CEO of SWOP, and the one and only Norrie :-) It was a lovely evening, including being a delight to see Noah Riseman again. The first book to showcase over a century of Australia’s trans history, Noah's book draws on over 100 oral history interviews and extensive archival research, and explores the changing social, legal, medical and living histories of trans people across all walks of Australian life.
Hello Norma Jeane !
Bernie Taupin & Elton John’s original version of Candle in the Wind came out as I hit puberty, so she’s always been iconic for me. May we ‘have the grace to hold’ ourselves, and find what is worth clinging to, while those around us crawl and whisper into our brain. We are always something way more than others see us, and we too see ourselves.
The Revd Dr Jo Inkpin: