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 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 a woman. I am pleased to say that most people accept or at least put up with my need even though they may be 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 have organised a variety of events for TGirls in the London area and can often be found in other locations. In 2018 I moved permanently from Britain to Italy.

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 (EU 39)

Age: 5½ years younger than my male birth certificate!

Location: Formerly London, Great Britain, but now Italy.

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! And 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, trans events, painting and drawing, reading (everything), slimming (!) …

For more aspects of how I developed as a trans person have a look at this post: http://suerichmond.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/our-different-journey.html



  1. Good morning,

    First of all, thanks for your social activity within the transgender collective and me.

    My name is María, founder of Translingerie, the first company aimed at designing underwear for trans, cross and drag people. We make and design garments that we seldom find due to the current society.

    Now we have many collections for transgender people. Our clothings are designed under a resistant fabric adaptable to any body shapes. A little innovative applique is also included so as to hold and keep the male member safe and enjoy freedom of movement.

    Why are we getting in touch with you? Because we are devoted to a small group of the society but that does not mean it is less important. Due to this fact we have to be selective in where do we include information about our activity. We would like to know whether you would put any link, comment or banner which redirects into our website.

    We would like to be in your Social media and sometimes you can put info about us, we can put a link to your web in our web with a banner if you like.

    We would like to apologise beforehand if you do not agree with our way of thinking, by contacting you or choose ways to promote us.

    We request your understanding and do not hesitate to contact us.

    It would be very helpful for us to appear in your website or if you talk about us.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Maria M. Translingerie

  2. 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

  3. Around only Indians. What does it mean?

    1. I've been puzzling over your comment for a while, Swetiane, but I confess I can't make it out. Sue x

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Anne. I don't normally like posts that are mainly commercial but your seems reasonably targeted as far as female products are concerned. Sue x

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  6. Shoe size 5 1/2? You lucky, lucky person. That's somewhere near the top of the cuteness curve when it comes to shoe sizes. (Saw a wonderful pair of floral pattern shoes the other day, but a good three sizes too small for me.)

    1. Well, being short has to have its uses soemtimes. That size was never any use to me as a guy. Sue x