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The Choice of a New Name

It’s often assumed that the name we are given at birth is the name that we will carry with us to the grave. Although surnames can change (for those that choose it), usually our first name remains. For some trans and/or non-binary people, however, changing our name is often one of the first steps that we take towards social transition. Continue reading

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Non-Binary Gender Recognition Challenge: How to Guide for Irish Gender Recognition Bill!

Today I received this letter from the Irish Client Identity Service, the governmental department that has been processing gender recognition applications in the Republic of Ireland since the Gender Recognition Bill was passed in September 2015. In my application for … Continue reading

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What happens when you tell people you’ve changed you name

An excellent blog post written by Kasey from Valprehension about reactions when telling people about their name change 🙂   With the exception of one person (who happened to be the CEO at my old job, unfortunately), the worst kind … Continue reading

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Dysphoria Blues, Depression & Christmastime

It’s that time of year again, and once again my depression keeps me from wanting to do anything at all. To top it off, my dysphoria has become so bad that I can hardly bear to be conscious in this … Continue reading

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A Ritual to Let Go of My Old Name

It was my ex-girlfriend who suggested doing a ritual to let go of my old name. I had a keyring with my old name on it, so we decided to go up the coast and have a bit of fun … Continue reading

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The Incremental Cost of Transition: Name Change by Deed Poll

I want to document the cost of transition financially, as I feel that this has a huge impact on those trans people who do not have much money or disposable income to spend on changing documents and all that comes with it. It’s important to state that the cost to trans people is not only financial, it’s also emotional and mental. Continue reading

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Going Name Change CRAZY

Today there was some brilliant news – the Irish Gender Recognition Bill is now in effect.However, this news forces me into a conundrum. Do I change my documents now, and if so, do I declare myself Male for the sake of having a better matching gender identity to Female, or do I wait until the Irish government recognises non-binary gender, and thus an X gender marker? Continue reading

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