I usually just mark this occasion with a pithy Facebook post, but gosh it’s been quite a year to be trans. More than ever, making space for community and trans joy is the most important form of activism I personally am involved in. Trans people don’t owe the world anything besides being in it and … More Trans Day of Visibility
(TW: transphobia, ableism) Edit: I’ve been asked to update the image Last year for TDOV I posted a thirst pic, this year I’d like to take a different route. I’ve been working in the Tavistock and Portman Gender Clinic since September, and TDOV happens to fall on my last day of work there (they’re letting … More Trans Day of Remembrance 2022/my last day at the Tavi
This is a personal blog from conductor Stephen Davidson, about his own story. What it means (to me) to be trans Although I’m quite open about being trans, and my views on gender in general, I rarely speak (unbidden) about the actual process, decision-making, or deeper implications. In truth, it feels a bit like over-sharing; … More What being Trans means (to me)
A lot of FTM singers are worried about the effects of testosterone on their voices, and for good reason; starting T is a huge leap into the unknown. People’s voices change quickly, radically, and irreversibly. They can feel quite difficult to control, especially at first, but with practice, FTM voices can be full and supple. … More FTM Voices: Users Manual
Here’s a question I’ve gotten a few times already- how is a trans* choir different from other choirs? The obvious thing is the people- being surrounded bo other trans/non-binary/intersex people creates a certain amount of comfort and community… and it helps that everyone who has come so far has also been a lovely person! There … More How are we different?
If you build it, they will come. Well, that’s the hope, anyway! I’m really excited about this group, it’s been on my bucket list for the last year and a half, and the planning and venue searching is all coming to fruition. I do hope you’ll all join me- I think it’s going to be … More Getting started