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Jane Williams

Writer and Blogger on Gender Politics and Sex Positive Feminism

Jane Williams is a writer on gender politics and sex positive feminism. She is also a therapeutic counsellor working to improve the lives of those with a HIV+ diagnosis. She grew up the daughter of a strong political and literary mother who first inspired her to write. You can read her yet more of her writing at: http://retrobassgirl.blogspot.co.uk
Why Do We Mistrust Black Cats And Trans Women So

Why Do We Mistrust Black Cats And Trans Women So Much?

Eight months ago, my cat Star died unexpectedly. The unexpected grief I felt was devastating. His death came as everything else in my life began to come right. He had arrived 11 years earlier when it was all going wrong. A beautiful cat, he came to live with me and my daughter at really difficult time for us both.
27/10/2017 13:36 BST
It's Time To Treat Erotic Models As

It's Time To Treat Erotic Models As People

I am trans, I'm also an ambitious and well educated woman with a higher degree. However, like many trans women post transition, I've found that barriers to working as a professional abound. My mother, a feminist, politician and writer taught me to aspire to be the best I could possibly be. Consequently I trained as an educator, working in universities, colleges and schools.
11/08/2017 14:07 BST
Let's Develop A Thinking Attitude Towards Gender

Let's Develop A Thinking Attitude Towards Gender Identity

The UK Advertising Standards Agency announced recently that it would be taking a tougher line on gender stereotyping. I applaud that. It has been a long time coming. For the Trans community however gender stereotyping is something else. We grow up battling one set of stereotypes but are often accused of pandering to another.
21/07/2017 12:04 BST
Living With A Bi-Gender Partner Is A Challenge But It's Worth

Living With A Bi-Gender Partner Is A Challenge But It's Worth It

If I have to look in my husband's wardrobe for his shirt (rarely - why do men chuck their clothes on the furniture or the floor?), I find another woman's clothes there.  There's no huge cause for alarm, they belong to his other half, the third 'half' that isn't me. My partner is bi-gender - she is occasionally my wife, mainly my husband.
07/07/2017 15:00 BST
Is The Value Of The Pink Pound

Is The Value Of The Pink Pound Falling?

Living on a canal barge I'm aware that 'pound' has two meanings, not only currency but also a stretch of canal between two locks. I'm a Trans woman. My home isn't on dry land, it floats.  Its location, New Islington Marina, is close to Manchester's city centre and home not only to myself and husband, but also thirty seven other families.
30/06/2017 10:26 BST