Switching Focus

Switching Focus

Switching Focus Activism, BDSM, Butch, Femme, Gender, Military, Sexuality, Sexwork Switching Focus I grew up with my mother telling me I wasn’t good enough at being a woman, that I wasn’t a proper woman. Coming out I didn’t feel confident around Femmes so a lot of my...
Third Sector

Third Sector

Third Sector Activism, Austerity, Education, HIV, New Age Travellers, Sexuality, Squatting, Working Lives Third Sector   When I was coming out in the 80’s, it was at the same time as a lot of public health campaigns about AIDS. That did a lot to shape my identity...
Liverish

Liverish

Liverish Activism, Austerity, Drugs, Sex Work, Sexuality Liverish ‘I’ve taken a lot of drugs in my time, truck loads, shed loads. Drugs I didn’t even know the names of, great drugs, shit drugs. That was a long time ago, I’ve been in recovery for decades now. I guess...
Boudica

Boudica

Boudica Activism, BDSM, Disability, Gender, Sexuality, Trans* Boudica ‘Gender Queer Femme, what is that? I get confused, I don’t know what to say, because people now say non-binary. Back when I started thinking about this stuff, that term didn’t exist, so I used to...
Tired Of You

Tired Of You

Tired of You BDSM, Gender, Queer Culture, Sexuality Tired of You   I was going to the Black Cap in Camden from the age of 14. I wasn’t out then but I was always on the Gay scene seeing all the drag queens of the time Regina Fong and Lilly Savage, their shows were...