Food & Drink
Cinnamon swirls and pain au chocolat – this is purely as a result of staying at my parents house for the past weekend and my Dad always has these bake your own things in the fridge and I insist on having them until there isn’t any left in the fridge – you can’t beat freshly baked pastries!
Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids
First shown on 5th April 2015 on BBC One.
Louis Theroux travels to San Francisco where a group of pioneering medical professionals help children who say they were born in the wrong body transition from boy to girl or girl to boy at ever younger ages.
At the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF Hospital Louis meets children who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Louis is told that children as young as three can show signs of rejecting the gender they were assigned at birth, leaving parents with a difficult dilemma – do they start transitioning a child who is still developing their own identity or do they wait and risk making the change once their body has gone through the transformations of puberty?
It is a decision that can be the start of a complex series of medical interventions, from puberty blockers to hormone replacement therapy and eventually gender reassignment surgery. Louis spends time with children and their families as they negotiate their way along this life-changing journey.
It’s no secret that I am lover of documentaries and there has been a lot of attention around being transgender within the media. Being a part of the LGBTQ community I am always interested in what is said/ being said in regards to the different parts of the community. I have always enjoy Louis Theroux’s documentaries and this was another one that I enjoyed watching because the way he approached the whole topic was very open and receptive of what the children, parents and professionals are telling him.
Ten Add Ten: The Very Best of Scouting For Girls
1 She’s So Lovely
2 This Ain’t a Love Song
3 Elvis Ain’t Dead
5 Love How It Hurts
6 I Wish I Was James Bond
8 Posh Girls
9 It’s Not About You
12 Dancing In the Daylight
13 Wonder of the World
14 What You Doing Now?
15 Hit By a Car
17 Marry Me
19 One Woman
20 Kids At Christmas
I always used to love Scouting for Girls and when I saw this album being promoted it was something that I knew I’d enjoy and I have really been enjoying it – plus I love the fact there are 10 old songs as well as 10 new songs (which are all really good!)