I was born in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire in 1963 where I spent the first quarter century of my life. Since then I have lived in various parts of England, including Hampshire, Cornwall, Middlesex, Surrey and Dorset. I now live in South East London. I left my comprehensive school in Salisbury in 1980 and attended the local college during the following year enrolled on a secretarial course. In 2004 I graduated from The Open University with a Bachelor of Arts (Open) degree, in history, humanities and social science subjects. My career has been predominantly administrative, with writing as a hobby. I started writing poetry as a child and have always valued this creative ability. I have poems published in several compilations of poetry by United Press. Three years ago I decided to turn my hand to lyric writing, using my poetic skills and limited musical ability. I'm getting there so watch this space. There is, of course, the big novel waiting in the wings. I hope you enjoy reading my work.
What is gender? When we think of gender, male and female distinctions immediately come to mind. You are either a man or a woman. However, gender identity has come to mean so much more than that in rec...