As ever well said, Emma.

One small caveat… I’d amend ‘transwoman’ to ‘trans woman’. This is not splitting hairs as transphobes are very happy to use ‘transwoman’ because there is an implication that places us ourself the category ‘woman’. The latter does not. It states plainly that we are women and we are trans. Just as some are gay women, or religious women, or whatever the hell other adjective. We’re women and trans is just one aspect of our womanhood. I don’t doubt from your writing that like me you are a proud woman, a bold woman, a defiant woman. And definitely a caring woman. Why else would you write as you do. These and a great many other things inform who you are as a woman. Trans is one of them too.

You have never been a ‘transwoman’.

Much love, many hugs


Capricious by name, steadfast by nature. Trans femme dyke. Smutsmith. Provocateur. Witch. Poet. Slut. Idiot. Kicking names and taking ass.

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