Hello. Thanks for dropping by.

I’m a male to female trans person. Which in my own case has meant that although I’m legally and superficially male I have always felt a strong urge since I was very young towards living and being treated as though I was female. I cannot say what causes this urge but it is an irresistible and innate force that affects more people than you might imagine. So most of the time I seek social acceptance in my preferred gender, most obviously by looking as much like a woman as I reasonably can and associating with people as though I was a woman. I am pleased to say that most people accept or at least put up with my need even though they are puzzled by it.

I’m one of the many trans people who has found friends and support on the internet so I started this blog in August 2011 during a period when I was experimenting with living as a woman almost full-time. Things have progressed for me in unexpected ways since then.

This blog is partly to introduce me to anyone who’s interested and to let people know what I’ve been up to since stepping out in public as a woman, as well as a few thoughts around the subject of being trans. This is in the hope that this blog can provide encouragement to the many others who are still scared of venturing into the world in a way that differs from what they feel is expected of them, and accepting who they actually feel they are.

As you can see, I organise a variety of events for TGirls in the London area and can sometimes be found in other locations. I especially enjoy Sparkle, Britain’s national transgender celebration every July, and regular events in the trans calendar such as the Nottingham Invasion and Pink Punters.

Sue x

Vital statistics

Name: Susan Verity Richmond. I like the neutral title Ms but I’m not fussy, Miss is fine! Call me Sue or anything similar, some friends even call me Sookie.

Height: 5’4” (163 cm)

Dress size: UK 10/12 (aspiring!)

Shoe size: UK 5½

Age: 5½ years younger than my male birth cert!

Location: London, Great Britain, a vibrant world city with limitless possibilities.

Style: Variable, but generally chic and contemporary, skirts and tops more than dresses, smart boots (OK, so boots not so good when you’re my size, but I love them).

Like: Hosiery (lo-o-o-o-ove my tights), leggings, high heels (especially boots, see above), silver jewellery, painted nails.

Favourite colour: Cerise (the colour of the print in this blog)

Need: woolly sweaters – I really feel the cold! Comfortable knickers (sorry!)

Interests: Many and varied, but especially eating and drinking out, making friends, good conversation, giggling, performing arts (especially theatre), travelling, shopping, fashion, sunshine, London, trans events, painting and drawing, reading (everything), slimming (!) …

For more about some aspects of how I developed as a trans person have a look at this post:


  1. Hi Sue,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Sue's news and views has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Transgender Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Transgender Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


    1. Thank you very much, Anuj. I feel honoured. I'm delighted to see that you have also featured my friends Lynn Jones, Mandy Sherman and Hannah McKnight, all wonderful bloggers and friends. Sue x

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