Sessions

Q:

Is you studio wheelchair acessible ?

A:

Todo

Q:

Do you offer outcalls / sessions in a clients space ?

A:

I do not typically offer an outcall service, however I am able to offer some of my services as an outcall if this is required to accommodate a clients access needs.

My Experience & Training

Q:

What training do you have ?

A:

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Q:

How long have you been doing this ?

A:

Todo

Q:

Why aren’t you registed with x professional body ?

A:

While I have training and a background in a variety of fields that do have professional bodies I have chosen not to be a member of any of their profession bodies. As it would either prevent or severely restrict the nature of contact that I would be able to have with my clients and in doing so restrict the kind of sessions that I am able to offer.

My Identity

Q:

Are you a man or a woman ?

A:

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Q:

What pronouns should I use for you ?

A:

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Q:

Are you transgender / trans ?

A:

I personally do not identify as transgender / trans, but as I have a gender identity falls outside of the western understanding of male or female. So by western standards I am generally considered a nonbinary person and fall under the transgender umbrella.

Q:

Does being intersex make you transgender / trans ?

A:

No, being intersex does not make me transgender, anymore than being transgender would make me intersex. It is important to recognise that many intersex people are not transgender. While there are some intersex people who are also transgender / trans being intersex does not automatically make you transgender. Intersex people are only transgender / trans if that is a label that they have chosen for themselves.

About my body

Q:

Do you have a penis or a vagina ?

A:

Neither, I have a vulva but do not have a vagina.

Q:

Were you born male or female ?

A:

My intersex condition was identified at birth, so I was assigned ‘unclassified’ by the doctors pending a decision from my parents about what gender I should be surgecially altered to and my birth certificate updated up. Thankfully for me this did not happen and I consider myself one the lucky few who weren’t assigned a gender at birth.

Q:

How can you do this if you’re a wheelchair user ?

A:

Todo

Q:

Have you had surgery ?

A:

In November 2015 I had genital reconstruction surgery, as I was not comfortable with having genitals as atypical as I did. In medical terms, I was a two or a three on the Quigley scale. The surgery I had was to create a more typical looking vulva but did not include the creation of a neovagina, as I do not feel the need for that, again in medical terms I would be a five or a six on the Quigley scale now.

Q:

What is your intersex condition ?

A:

My intersex condition is Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (PAIS) .