Job applicants, unconscious bias and fear

What happens when you receive a job application from someone who is transgender? Like other trans women I notice that I have a much lower success rate, in terms of progress to interview, than I did with the same skills and experience as a man. This is not unusual for those people in society whoContinue reading “Job applicants, unconscious bias and fear”

Transgender awareness in schools

The recent report from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee on Transgender Equality pointed to several areas that could improve in terms of transgender awareness and inclusion. One of these areas was in schools who have a role in tackling everyday transphobia. The report notes that schools often do not know how toContinue reading “Transgender awareness in schools”

Exclusion from not being born the right way

I started to write this as I was angry, and that is never a good reason to write anything. Yesterday was a very mixed day but it left me feeling that people can be both good and bad at times. But as I thought more about the strange mixture of experiences that had come myContinue reading “Exclusion from not being born the right way”