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Welcome to my blog, which I started way back in December 2002 - long before social media was a thing! With the advent of Facebook, Twitter etc. I don't write that often here now, but you never know when I might feel the urge to do so.

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"Relaxing" Yoga

Saturday, November 21, 2020

After the emotional trauma of TDoR I thought I'd do some relaxing yoga this afternoon to help me wind down.

Down Dog tablet photo

I fired up Down Dog on my tablet...and just for a change from my usual Ashtanga or Yin styles, selected "Full Practice" (30 mins, at intermediate 1 & normal pace).

...30 mins later...

I think I need to redefine my definition of "relaxing" to include Crow, Standing Split, Wild Thing, Skandasana, Half Bow and Dancer (spoiler: I'm not very good at any of those).

At least I got to relax in chaturanga a fair bit too. Chaturanga and I have a bit of an understanding these days.

Posted by Anna at 16:29 | Get Link

Trans Day of Remembrance 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Today is Trans Day of Remembrance 2020.

I've spent much of the last year preparing for today.

Researching, collating and sharing news reports about trans people we have lost to violence in its many forms. Raising awareness. Updating the website. Supporting others, and letting them support me.

It's been hard, but now it's finally over.

Last night we held a livestream #TDoR memorial service at Inclusive Community Church here in Bournemouth.


After reading all of the 432 names we had my voice feels a little hoarse now so Lemon & Ginger tea with honey is probably a good idea!

Unfortunately the killings and suicides don't ever stop, so the names we will be saying at TDoR 2021 are already starting to mount up.

But - at least for now - it's time to rest. Please be safe out there.

Posted by Anna at 21:00 | Get Link