Juliet Jacques charts the progress of her gender reassignment process. I’m a transgender writer, musician and (occasional) footballer from south-east England. I’ve published extensively on film (in Filmwaves, Vertigo and Cineaste) and gender issues, as well as on literature, football, music and art. I’m involved in local LGBT groups, run a post-punk night with a friend, play synthesisers and sing in a Brighton band called Standards of Care and won the Shield with the Brighton Bandits at the 2008 IGLFA World Cup.
- A transgender journey: part one
- ‘I was looking for a trans counter-culture’
- ‘Are you a bird or a bloke?’
- How do you tell your family you are transgender?
- ‘Confidence is the key to passing – or at least to silencing the hecklers’
- ‘I wanted to become a woman – but did I really want to become Juliet?’
- ‘No wonder many transsexual people end up in sex work’
- ‘I’d always hated my facial hair’
- ‘They are the gatekeepers of my physical transition’
- ‘I’d hoped that coming out as transsexual might temper my anxiety’