THE IMAGINATION ACTS website has been created by Anne Yarwood, resident in Ascot for over 50 years, to show how individuals CAN effect change… can DO something about their concerns, in an imaginative way.

 

Dear Readers,

In August 2019, we are delighted to welcome our Guest Editor Andrea Wright with the Gender Fluidity theme of :-

 

Several Shades of T – Unity within Diversity

 

There is a human tendency towards classification and categorisation. To assign labels. To generalise. Male. Female. Straight. Lesbian. Gay. Bi. Trans.

Classification has its uses, but also limitations.

We can use labels to form alliances and to define borders. To stereotype. To marginalise.

It challenges me that I sometimes construct borderlines as a way of self defence and preservation and fail to see the bigger picture. It is possible to value the things that hold us together. To uphold each other. And to celebrate our distinctiveness.

After more than half a lifetime of denial I gave up a battle with myself and began to accept myself as the person that I am. This came with the label “trans”. As time passes, I need to regularly remind myself of the inadequacy of this label. To see that no label defines who I am. Or who you are. There is a much bigger story to your life and to mine.

 

Blog is a poem by Emily Maguire called ‘The Borderline’ – HERE

Our Story is ‘Several Shades of T’ by Andrea Wright  – HERE

Gallery showcases the Beauty of Diversity  – HERE

WakeUp to facts about ‘trans’   – HERE

Climate Change updates on inspirational information by individuals –  HERE

Elsewhere – News flows in to the website from inspirational actors, worldwide ..a splurge of sunflowers in the US, swathes of cloth designed and printed by Aborigine women, a photograph shaking us never to forget the daily oppression of Palestine, words most tender from artists, a ringing call from the Co- founder of Extinction Rebellion to farmers…ENCOURAGING US ALL TO ELEVATE, ON OUR IMAGINATIONS !  HERE 

 

ABOUT ANDREA WRIGHT –

I was born male but struggled with my gender-identity for many years. On learning to accept myself as who I am, I initially accepted the label “transvestite”. As the years have passed, I’ve realised that it’s not a thing that’s simply about the clothes that I wear. So the label that I prefer these days is genderfluid (dictionary/gender-fluid). It’s not a perfect label, but nor is any other. Read more about Andrea in the Story.

 

TIA’S THEME FOR OUR SEPTEMBER EDITION is Living my life: dying my death” a personal reflection on of the Transit Lounge experience, lived by so many of us –  offered by Anne Yarwood, creator & curator of TIA 

Warm greetings to you all and I hope you enjoy ‘Several Shades of T – Unity within Diversity’.

Anne Yarwood

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The Borderline

By | Blogs

Cos what is love – a word, the feeling of you ?

Something we dream or the things that we do ?

And who am I – these thoughts, this feeling, my views

A fragile form or a dreamer like you ?

Are we so different, defined ?

Where is the borderline ?

 

When we are like water, like trees

We have a name, an illusion of identity

Of boundaries, of borderlines

But my dreams are yours and your fears are mine

I hope we wake up from this dream of being different, defined

When we are only space and time

 

Emily Maguire (https://emilymaguire.com/biog/) is a singer-song writer, poet and composer. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders awarded her the 2019 Mogens Schou Award for Public Service and Advocacy.

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Several Shades of t

The storyline that I’m thinking of opened with L and G.

After a while they were joined by B.

And then T.

LGBT.

More recently a large selection of the rest of the alphabet has joined in. Some of them more than once.

 

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Climate Change

 

Dream, Think, Speak    Christopher Le Brun

ZEITGEIST : the spirit of the time- from mind activity to body action

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Wake Up

No. 20 – Wake Up to facts about ‘trans’

By | Wake Up
  • Two in five trans people (41 per cent) and three in ten non-binary people (31 per cent) have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their gender identity in the last 12 months.
  • More than a quarter of trans people (28 per cent) in a relationship in the last year have faced domestic abuse from a partner.
  • One in four trans people (25 per cent) have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives.
  • One in eight trans employees (12 per cent) have been physically attacked by colleagues or customers in the last year.
  • More than a third of trans university students (36 per cent) in higher education have experienced negative comments or behaviour from staff in the last year
  • Two in five trans people (40 per cent) adjust the way they dress because they fear discrimination or harassment. This number increases significantly to half of non-binary people (52 per cent).
  • Two in five trans people (41 per cent) said that healthcare staff lacked understanding of specific trans health needs when accessing general healthcare services in the last year.
  • Three in five trans people (62 per cent) who have undergone, or are currently undergoing, medical intervention for their transition are unsatisfied with the time it took to get an appointment.
  • More than one in ten trans people (11 per cent) have gone abroad for medical treatment to alter their physical appearance, including buying hormones over the internet from other countries, with many citing the barriers they currently face in accessing medical treatment in the UK.

https://www.stonewall.org.uk/system/files/lgbt_in_britain_-_trans_report_final.pdf

 

 

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