Firstly thank you for all your kind messages of wishing me better.
Now fully recovered, I think I’ve kept you in suspense long enough about the exciting news I promised you last week.
I had a meeting this week with the features editor of a large, mainstream, women’s monthly magazine, to discuss her interest in publishing an article about my relationship with Princess. I won’t tell you the name of the magazine just yet as not everything is confirmed.
Needless to say I am very excited. I was flattered and over the moon that the magazine contacted me to ask if I was interested in participating in an article. The editor wanted my thoughts and opinions of a few of her ideas of features she was thinking of running in the magazine, on an article on the subject of transgender issues.
As I explained I would like to be as fully involved as possible, we agreed that she would pitch the idea of having a first person story for the article, which I will write and Princess and I will both be involved with.
We talked generally about transgender and I tried to dispelling some of the popular myths. She asked many of the same common questions people often have for me about Princess and our relationship, such as; ‘how much time does Princess spend dressed as a woman?’, questions about my sexuality, and how do people react to me?
I never feel that I deserve people’s reaction to me, as they often say I am brave, or they have respect for me and that they find me more interesting than Princess.
I think a potential article is some months off, as the magazine has planned features for the next few issues. However I am very aware of my responsibility of the impact an article could have on people; both within the trans community and educating others in transgender issues. But there is no doubt that I think the article will be important and I am so thrilled to play a part in that.
Selfishly I am hoping it will help me convince an agent/publisher to take the book on, with my aim of it being published as a title with mass market appeal, and not simply for the transgender community.
I am very , very excited by the potential the articles publication could have, and trust that this particular magazine will work with me to produce something tasteful, honest and real; which is so desperately needed in the face of the media so often only representing the extreme ends of the transgender spectrum, for sensationalism sake.
Hopefully next week I can give you some confirming news.
Love and hugs
To write, or allow someone else to write, about your life makes you vunerable. We were interviewed by ‘Closer’ magazine during the Sparkle weekend, the article came out last week. I thought about withdrawing the permission to print so many times!
I am still just waiting for someone to spot the article and give me abuse, so far I have only had people saying nice things.
I am sorry I missed the article, I would have loved to have seen it. I think it is great that you have only had positive comments and I hope they keep coming.