I don’t think I ever did an #introduction
I’m Ella. I’m trans. My pronouns are she/her.
I’m married to Karen and we have two cats named Erica and Tilly.
I’m probably older than you think.
I have a mitochondrial disease which causes a lot of pain and fatigue. I use a wheelchair when I go out.
I struggle with depression and anxiety.
I was involved in campaigning against disability benefit cuts and I took the UK government to judicial review.
I like cats, computers, curry, kpop and Overwatch.
If you're angry about this and you're in the UK and you've lied to access treatment that is now secure (hormones for many years, irreversible surgeries, could you... write to your referring clinicians for me, and tell them you lied to get treatment and you're very happy about it?
You know the thing in Futurama where the bureaucrats fly desks around to access enormous walls of filing cabinets?
That’s a real thing!!! (!!!!!)
Behold The Central Social Institution of Prague. It’s apparently still in operation. https://www.vintag.es/2020/01/central-social-institution-prague.html
My trans situation, donation link
Recently, two big things have happened, my health has improved and I had a moment of gender euphoria.
I saw my femmed up face and it felt like *me*. And it's the first time I have ever felt that.
I need HRT, am progressing on getting a clinic referal, but in the UK those can take years. Any money will help me get on HRT sooner, and smooth my transition out.
My dream is to help someone else have this feeling one day.
A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:
To connect, ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!