Andrew Guy

We speak to our NSW #YourChair winner Andrew Guy about his journey as a trans person #TheProjectTV

Posted by The Project on Monday, September 7, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Two relevant trans points of view I've recently come by in forums that I find interesting

1. The Need For Gender Spectrum Awareness

Sydney University's Trans Rally Mantra  -- Copyright Andrea Zephyr

YOU ARE STILL A TRANS BOY IF
- you have a visible chest
- you have long hair
- you wear dresses
- you wear makeup
- you have a high pitched voice
YOU ARE STILL A TRANS GIRL IF
- you don’t have a visible chest
- you have short hair
- you don’t shave
- you wear “masculine” clothing
- you have a low pitched voice
YOU ARE STILL NON-BINARY IF
- you don't bind your chest
- you don't have coloured hair
- you use he or she as your pronouns.
- you don't mix and max or "genderfuck" your clothes
- you don't understand how you want to present in society

BEING TRANSGENDER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH APPEARANCE.

2. The Need For Surgery

When I went to my consult "to see my surgeon" in January and knew I would be scheduling for early 2016 "a year later", I figure that the wait would get easier and easier at milestone time markers along the way. I told myself: "If I can just make it to June" or "if I can just make it to 6 months till surgery I'll feel like it's super close and I'll have some relief." The truth is, the closer it gets the slower time feels like it's moving. This wait is dreadful. I feel simultaneously grateful that it's "just around the corner" and also it's almost physically painful waiting for it to happen. My brain is so much already in a "post-op state of awareness" that each day feels brutally tedious waiting for this. There have been moments, very brief moments where I feel like it's already there. The sensation is elating and utterly comfortable and devastating all at once as I'm snapped back into the awareness that I still have another 4.5 months to wait. A medically induced coma would be the only thing that would help at this point... Trying to stay present - but damn, it's hard.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Most Important Messages Of All! This is my version of Ch 10's The Project TV


Hi Andrew, thanks for accepting my friend request, we obviously don't know each other, I am a single mother of a son who will be 25 in a couple of weeks. The other night when I was watching you on The Project and you were telling your story about being a transgender my son said "that's what I am", at first I wasn't sure if he was joking and just said 'I've always wanted a daughter" and the I looked at him (he was sitting behind me) I could see he was serious. I have known for many years that he was keeping something from me, he suffers with depression and sometimes anger issues, doesn't have a job or for that matter much of a life outside the house. I tried to get him to talk to me, he was crying and said he was scared, I told him I love him and would support him through this journey, I told him that he obviously needs to talk to someone but I really don't know where to start. 

Is there any guidance you could give me to enable me to get him to the right people to help him.

AND of course the answer is yes!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Women's Weekly

Women's Weekly recently retold the story from an article a few years back! 

Feel free to click here to enjoy the read. 

Love these ladies for their care and interest xx



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