A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a trans contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
Bless you Mr Osman
I just wrote out my medications at the moment in my planner because I’ve already started forgetting….
6x prednisolone* (tastes like nail polish remover…mmmm)
Up to 10x salbutamol*
*I’m on these 3 because the doctors don’t even know what’s wrong with me. Yay!
OK, so here’s the problem (suggestions gratefully accepted): I’ve worked out what I need from the lecturers/tutors/teaching staff at uni in order to be able to cope with my degree and MH issues. I basically need one-on-one contact time to discuss things and talk about anything related to the modules that I’m feeling anxious about and, most importantly, I need the staff in question to already know I have MH issues. However, only my personal tutor (who doesn’t teach me at all) knows and it feels pretty ridiculous to go to each individual lecturer and explain… And I’m also not convinced I could do that. So what should I do? See my personal tutor first to find out what she thinks? Put myself out there and try and talk to lecturers first?
Why is it so hard to get the support I need…?
I was always terrible at art in school because if I didn’t do an exact copy of whatever we were ‘drawing’, it wasn’t right and my teacher hated it. I’d be willing to bet now that I’m more artistic than most who took GCSE Art in my year because art isn’t about everything being perfect or just copying someone else’s work, it’s about being artistic. And you can’t teach that.
Can we just take a moment to address the fact that this look really suits him…
This is the first time since about 10:30am when my breathing hasn’t been on my mind. *Celebratory dance*
My list of recent medical problems…
- Sprained ankle…
- …which lead to aching muscles in both feet for well over a week, meaning I could barely walk
- Weird-as sore throat
- Breathing difficulties (by far the worst, doctor gave me an inhaler this morning and it’s not working yet)
I wonder what’s next?
Not that you HAVE to, of course, but if you’ve had it up to here? It might be time.