Wow! Congratulations to @Mermaids_Gender and to @HBomberGuy for an incredible fundraiser over the weekend. As one of our volunteers has said “perhaps we have now reached that Trans Tipping Point”. The real people out there are our allies. Those who are, like one of our newest volunteers, sick of reading about all the hatred towards trans people and are saying ‘enough is enough’ and looking at what they can do to help.
What Andi Did - the CEO's blog
Well done everyone! We’ve nearly made it halfway through January. Snow may be coming but so is the sun, it’s getting just that bit lighter as tiny car and I make our way into Warsash each morning.
I’m always pleased when someone comments in real life about words I have said in this blog, I do hope that you are getting what you need when you read about these busy weeks in the life of Chrysalis.
And we’re off! Smashing into January. Braving the morning traffic. Back to work and school and college and generally heading into 2019. January is often a hard month to maintain positivity, we worry that the cold will never really lift and that although the days are getting lighter that promise of summer could still be broken but never fear, the Chrysalis AGM is here! What better way to brighten up your new year than to find out how your favourite charity has been doing over the last year and to help us map out the next one.
Welcome back after a warm festive season. I was reflecting whilst Tiny Car and I were making one of our epic journeys on the meaning of family. For so many people, myself included, family is not so much those people related to you by blood but those people who gather around you, who share your joys and your challenges, who celebrate with you and who are there when you need a shoulder to cry on or a strong arm to hold you up.
It is odd to think about expansion when everything around me is contracting with the cold. All the molecules drawing that little bit closer together as we endure freezing rain and the other exciting side effects of our approach to the shortest day but expansion is a heart-warming topic within Chrysalis.
Oh woe is me! I lasted five whole days for sadly Wednesday saw me enter the halls of #whamhalla, a forlorn victim of #whamageddon. On the positive side of the ledger however I can now go Christmas shopping with impunity. No more stealthy approaches to essential tasks. I can boldly go where the unwhammed fear to tread.
Morning! Are you playing #Whamageddon*? If so perhaps Sunday saw you caught out and you're already awaiting us in the halls of #Whamhalla, those of us remaining will continue to guard our ears warily. You never know what innocent activity can see you next to fall. Last year we were caught at the hairdressers, nowhere is safe!
What a week!
Brrrr! It was a trifle chilly when I got into the office this morning. I must confess to finding bed gravity much stronger when it’s cold and dark outside.
Looking back on last week my diary doesn’t seem that full but I know I was busy.
A sombre and thoughtful start to my blog this week as I muse on the Remembrance Service I attended on Sunday, stood in the cold by a war memorial listing the names of those killed in the Great War, the War to End All Wars, and those military and civilian casualties of the conflict which followed.