June is Pride month and on that subject I wanted to post a little update for you all.
Some of you may be aware that I have been thinking about my Gender identity for a while and we had a University residential as part of my Counselling Masters at end of April which had a section on Gender run by one of my tutors which completely blew my mind !
We did an activity that brought all my thoughts and emotions about my gender crashing to the surface and made me stop and take some time out to think about my identity moving forwards.
Since then I have been chatting with my partner and my tutors at University and my close friends and have decided to use the name 'AJ' which is what a lot of my friends already know me as and also identify as non-binary and use they/them pronouns.
I have realised that I am still just me and this about lining up a few things in life with me rather than me being pulled in other directions away from who I truly feel I am and who I have always felt I am.
My employers and my supervisors and managers at placement have been amazing and I am genuinely blown away by not only how accepting everyone has been but how excited everyone is for me.
Thankyou to everyone who has supported me, I love you all and am excited to be sharing the next chapter of my life with you all as the real me.