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How Martin became Katie


- A transgender transition diary from male to female

16 
Dec

How Families Cope with having a Transgender Relative

Here is a video of a discussion I had with Liz, the mother to a transgender daughter, about how families cope with having a transgender relative.  I felt it was important to discuss this as transition is not just about all the physical stuff…

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Published Date:16th December 2018
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26 
Nov

The first time my mum saw me as a woman

I have just returned from visiting my mum for the first time as a woman.  Unfortunately, her reaction to me wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for.  Hopefully, she will come to accept me as her daughter in time.

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Published Date:26th November 2018
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24 
Oct

Articles in Two National Magazines

I have just had articles about me published in two national (but very different) magazines.  One was in First Voice, which is the member’s magazine of The Federation of Small Businesses and the other is Transliving International which a magazine for the transgender…

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Published Date:24th October 2018
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04 
Oct

BBC Radio Leicester interview with Jimmy Carpenter

I had a lot of fun being interviewed by Jimmy Carpenter on BBC Radio Leicester yesterday. I was on there talking about the plays I am performing in this Friday and Saturday. We were joined on the phone by the lovey Tracey Dene…

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Published Date:4th October 2018
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23 
Sep

Radio 5 Live Debate

I was contacted by the producer of the Stephen Nolan show on BBC Radio 5 Live to debate live on air with a very angry woman who I suspect is a TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist) about the story a gender-fluid non-binary person who was assigned male…

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Published Date:23rd September 2018
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12 
Sep

My Acting Debut


 Here’s a video about my acting debut! 

Following all the blogging and vlogging I have been doing about my transgender transition, I was contacted by play writer and director Tracey Dene Powell initially to oversee a rehearsal for one of her plays which included a…

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Published Date:12th September 2018
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07 
Sep

The Awards People Interview


 Here is a very fun and light-hearted interview on “The Sofa of Success” with Rachel Hargrave of The Awards People.  I really enjoyed doing this interview.  We had a right laugh!  I hope you enjoy it.

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Published Date:7th September 2018
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02 
Sep

My last two days of pretending to be male

This video documents my last two days of pretending to be male before switching over to living and working full-time as female.

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Published Date:2nd September 2018
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31 
Aug

My Challenging Long Weekend

I have just had a very challenging long weekend.  Not only have I gone to a folk festival as a woman for the first time, I stayed at a guest house where the owners were not at all supportive of my transition and in…

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Published Date:31st August 2018
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29 
Aug

Leicester Mercury Article

The Leicester Mercury ran a story about my transition today.  It even made the front page (plus pages 8 and 9).  It’s also on their website here: https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/watch-transgender-activists-video-diary-1945119 .  Apart from a few mis-quotes which they failed to correct before…

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Published Date:29th August 2018
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16 
Aug

East Midlands Women’s Awards Nomination

Look what’s just happened… I have been nominated for an award with the East Midlands Women’s Awards for my trans-ambassador work!  This is the first year I will have been eligible for any of these awards.  It will be amazing if I win. …

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Published Date:16th August 2018
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14 
Aug

BBC Radio Leicester Interview with Martin Ballard

I have just been interviewed by Martin Ballard (who was standing in for Ady Dayman) on BBC Radio Leicester, for the latest update to the story of my transition. To listen to the interview, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06fs2pv and fast-forward…

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Published Date:14th August 2018
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31 
Jul

My first prescription in my new name!

I have just collected the first prescription in my new name as I have a new medical record.  I am now officially recognised by the NHS as female!  It gives me such a buzz to see Miss Katie Neeves printed on official documents. …

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Published Date:31st July 2018
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12 
Jul

Changing my Name from Martin to Katie


 I have officially changed my name by deed poll to Katie Grace Neeves!  I chose the name Katie as it is the name my parents would have called me if I had been born a girl.  I have always know that…

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Published Date:12th July 2018
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07 
Jul

My First Business Networking Event as a Woman

 

I went to my first business networking event as Katie this week – KuKu Connect in Leicester.  It’s a great event and one which I like to go each month if I can.  Networking takes a bit of courage at…

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Published Date:7th July 2018
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06 
Jul

Photoshoot for Magazines

A few magazines said they are interested in running a story about me and they asked me to send them a selection of photos of me.  While I have many photos of me…

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Published Date:6th July 2018
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29 
Jun

My New Business Cards

I have just collected my new business cards!  So why have I got a load of new cards with my old name on them?  The answer is that I am keeping the name of my business as Martin Neeves Photography and Film as…

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Published Date:29th June 2018
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28 
Jun

BBC Radio Interview on The Late Night Graham Torrington Show

I was very honoured to be interviewed by Graham Torrington on his late night radio show last night.  It was broadcast to 8 local BBC radio stations throughout the Midlands including BBC Radio Derby, Nottingham, Hereford & Worcester, WM, Stoke and Leicester (among…

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Published Date:28th June 2018
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18 
Jun

Transgender Permanent Facial Hair Removal

An important part of transgender transitioning from male to female is permanent facial hair removal.  This video shows the treatments I am having to remove my facial hair including IPL (intense pulsed light), laser hair removal and also electrolysis.

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Published Date:18th June 2018
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16 
Jun

Arrrggghhhhh – I bottled it!

I’m feeling annoyed with myself today.  In decided to go flying as I have a share in a light aircraft and I like to go up for a blast around occasionally (although not nearly as often a I would like) and I was thinking of going…

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Published Date:16th June 2018
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06 
Jun

Two Days, Two Radio Interviews, Two identities.

I have just had two days of radio interviews.  I have become quite a radio tart!

I was interviewed yesterday by Vic Minett (pictured above) of BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire.  I went along as Martin, so it was good for her…

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Published Date:6th June 2018
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31 
May

In-depth Interview on Duggystone Radio

I have just had the pleasure of doing an interview with Kirk Pickstone of the internet radio station Duggystone Radio.  It was a really in-depth interview which lasted nearly an hour, so we were able to cover a lot of ground. …

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Published Date:31st May 2018
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14 
May

My Big Night Out

I have just had a big night out as I went to my first big public event as Katie – Bamboozle Theatre Company’s charity gala evening.  Two days before the event I heard that a spare ticket was available as someone had to pull…

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Published Date:14th May 2018
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11 
May

The Personal Stylist

 

Although I already have quite a lot of women’s clothes, I don’t have nearly enough clothes to live full-time as a woman.  With this in mind, I had my colours done today by a personal stylist as I thought it would save money in…

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Published Date:11th May 2018
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09 
May

BBC Radio Leicester Interview

 

I have just had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ady Dayman on his afternoon show at BBC Radio Leicester.

Ady heard about by very public coming-out video which has now turned into a series of VLOGs about my transition and was intrigued to find…

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Published Date:9th May 2018
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04 
May

Starting on Hormones

Two weeks ago I went down to London to see a private endocrinologist (hormone specialist) who gave me my first prescription of HRT.  I was so excited that my transition from male to female had finally started that I made this little video:

After just…

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Published Date:4th May 2018
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03 
May

My First Time Openly Out as Katie

I went out for the first time as Katie yesterday without having to worry about our neighbours seeing me as they all know about my transition now. Previously I had to come back under cover of darkness like an SAS operation! It felt so liberating, but I was slightly…

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Published Date:3rd May 2018
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30 
Apr

Thanks for the Love!

I  am overwhelmed by the hundreds of supportive messages, texts, emails and phone calls I have received since publishing my coming out video four days ago.  Here’s a thank-you message from me.

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Published Date:30th April 2018
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25 
Apr

How I Discovered my Gender Identity

Here’s a video I made to tell you about the journey I have been on to discover my true gender identity.  I may look like a man at the point of making this video, but I am actually a transgender woman.  It has taken…

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Published Date:25th April 2018
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25 
Apr

My Transgender Coming Out Video

Here is a video I made to come out as transgender to all my clients.  It worked equally as well for my friends too.  I wanted it to be an upbeat video with a little humour to show that I am relaxed, confident and…

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Published Date:25th April 2018
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25 
Apr

Welcome to my Transgender Transition Blog

Welcome to my transgender transition blog.  Although I have had a long and tough journey of discovery to get to the point of admitting to myself that I am transgender, I am right at the start of my transition journey, so the aim of this blog is to bring…

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Published Date:25th April 2018
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