Today: possible new hairstyle and exciting news of trans representation.
Thank you for comments here and elsewhere on my look after last Sunday's selfie-fest. Helpful advice as well as compliments. All very welcome.
As mentioned before, I got myself a cheapie wig that more or less corresponds to a new look I'm toying with the idea of. Long, black and comparatively straight. I think the style suits and I may buy a good version. As ever, your thoughts are appreciated.
Trans representation: city councillor elected
Although I am living on the coast, my official residence is in the large inland city of Milan where there have just been local elections. I'm pleased to report that we have our first openly transgender councillor, Monica Romano.
I find her calm, quietly spoken but intelligent, well-informed eloquence a pleasant change from populist ranters who, incidentally, have been trounced all over the country. She comes across as approachable and humane. This and her campaign, suggesting people try being represented by a trans person for once, has obviously worked.
She's not the first trans person to enter local or national politics here or elsewhere, but she's the first in any place I've lived in. Very excited for her and the trans community.
A dip in the archives
My ongoing campaign to find old photos in forgotten places has brought up two items taken by my friend Tina in London ten years ago. Not great focus but I like them for the memories.
News of that weekend with Tina is here, and it includes the privilege I had of taking Grace out on her first trip ever trip. I never tire of the excitement of joining girls on their first forays.