The fight is, sadly, very real. Transphobia is the acceptable face of discrimination right now.

The WHO calls violence against trans and GNC people an epidemic. This year alone three dozen pieces of anti-trans legislation have appeared before legislatures across the US. Here in the UK a recent cour ruling means trans minors will not be allowed any medical treatment with a judge’s express consent. Children will die as a result. That’s simply a fact.

Last year saw the highest uptick in fatalities among my community since figures started being tracked.

Anti trans hate crime is likewise spiking.

Gay and lesbian folk can marry now. Hoorah. But my wife can veto my gender being legally recognised.

My blood pressure demands I leave so much more unsaid.

Yes. It’s a rallying cry.

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