Monthly Archives: July 2016

Can I Do Something?

Caught a flu in the middle of summer. I am now in a near-zombie state on my couch and – dare I admit it – googling myself 😉
To my astonishment I found 2 (!) newspapers in Nigeria who picked up last week’s Mirror article about the transgender part of my life story. It makes me wonder if there is any way I can reach out to organizations in Nigeria and maybe help actively by sharing my experiences, giving speeches, talking to people in person… there seems to be an interest to know more. Definitely something to look into…

Top 100 and featured in Nigeria Today!

It’s only noon here and it’s already been a great day!
Early this morning, I was quite stunned to find myself featured in yet another online newspaper: Nigeria Today picked up yesterday’s Mirror article. I’m honored and still a bit speechless! Hello Africa!!!

Only a few hours later I was delighted to discover that ‘Paralian: Not Just Transgender’ has shot up to be within the top 100 books on Amazon (Family, Health, Lifestyle > Sexual Behaviour) and #201 in Psychology!

Very happy author here as you can imagine 😀 😀 😀

Grab your own copy of Paralian if you haven’t done so yet! It’s definitely worth the read, uplifting and inspiring, and not boring for a second. As an ebook Paralian is available for under 5 bucks! Available from Amazon,, Waterstones, WHSmith, Apple iBooks Store, Kobo etc.

An article about the transgender part of my life journey…

Rosie Hopegood, journalist with the Sunday Mirror, and I had a 2-hour chat a few weeks ago under the twinkling London Eye. Today the result of our spirited, genuine conversation has been published: an article about the transgender part of my life journey.

As a good friend of mine pointed out “Rosie’s article portrays someone who has made huge decisions and stayed sane and positive. It is difficult to condense your life story into one feature and she’s put a positive spin on it rather than going down the pity or self indulgent route.” I have to agree and, as such, Rosie’s article fits perfectly to the overall spirit of ‘Paralian’.

Sitting here, writing this, and basking in the warm summer sun I am reminded of Forrest Gump, who summed up our existence so aptly, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” True that. Thankfully, there are some pretty awesome, delicious bites mixed in with the bitter ones. xxx