We need to understand men to solve the equality issue

Gender equality and diversity are a constant struggle, one that we have become more aware of through media campaigns, marches, demonstrations and through workplace activities. Yet the pace of change is painfully slow. Diversity and Inclusion is now commonplace, yet discrimination, verbal and physical abuse is on the rise. The murder rates against certain minority […]

Returning to work as a Trans woman in today’s recruitment market.

I’ve recently been seeking a new role now that I am ready to return to work and it’s been interesting to say the least. I thought it worth a few words as it’s a journey I never expected to have to go on. It makes sense that I start with a very brief background so […]

Change and its role in Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) has, at last, garnered the attention of those that occupy the executive canteen, but all isn’t as it should be. When approached on the subject of D&I and their views on the need to expand the focus, the response typically bases itself on their perception that ‘they’re fine’ and its for […]

I’m Trans and my Career is Dead

Yep, you got it. I’m Trans and I now no longer have a career. It’s a strong statement but unfortunately, it’s true. My career spans over 30 years in the finance and banking industry with a very strong technology base as I used to be a developer before becoming an FX trader and then moving […]

Bollocks. God, I hate them.

I’ll start by clearing the air in case you’ve not read my profile: My name is Rachael and I have a pair of bollocks (for the moment) as I’m a Trans, or to be more precise, Intersex female. I was born with both sets and the bollocks have dictated my life so far. I was […]

Extreme Trans Activists Make Me Uncomfortable. And I’m Trans.

I’ll start by saying that this is very much a personal opinion piece. What’s here is my opinion, no one else’s. I mean no personal offence, I made that clear, so I expect none back. Ok, now we have that clear, let’s move on. Or not, if you don’t want to. We all know the […]

Male and female, we really are equals! A view from an intersex individual.

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day and it had me thinking about if we’re really all that different. As science has enhanced our understanding of biological differences it’s becoming clear that whilst through development the majority show differences in physiological, sociological and psychological development, we’re not as different as we once thought. As […]

My experience with Recruiters as an LGBTIQ+ Candidate.

Ok, I’ve suddenly perked up the interest of many of you, especially the recruiters. You’ve probably already started to reach out for the red pen. But, bear with me, it’s not all negative. I’ll start with the obvious declarations. I’m intersex, Trans identifying, and married to my wife. That’s the LT and I ticked off […]

The unmentionable LGBTIQ+ asshole syndrome

OK, so the picture shows an Ass in a hole, but you get the idea, I’m trying to keep it clean for you, the reader. Why? Because this is a difficult subject to tackle. I’m writing this today for a number of reasons. The first relates to the awareness of mental health issues, second is […]

The IT Business – Ladies, we have this, let’s stop letting the men lead

Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs. What do they have in common? They’re men and they’re the pioneers of technology that we constantly talk about, that we place on the pedestal of IT Gods. But whilst they made great strides, they were Apostles and not Gods. The lady at the top of the picture, she’s […]