All entries for Monday 06 June 2011
June 06, 2011
I'm Ruth: currently a part-time PhD student at the University of Warwick, but also a writer, activist, promoter and DJ. This blog is an experiment in bringing that all together in one place. I aim to regularly post links to events I'm involved with and articles I've written.
In this opening post, I'll begin with a general summary of my current projects.
My PhD project involves internet-based qualitative research into trans people's experiences of primary health care in the United Kingdom. I am based in the Sociology department.
Rolling Head Promotions
I have organised and numerous gigs and club nights in Coventry, Leamington and Bath. My current projects are "Rock It", a fortnightly hard rock/metal event, and "Killer Queen", an occasional LGBTQ rock/indie night.
I am a staff writer for Lesbilicious.co.uk, an online magazine for lesbian and bisexual women. I produce regular news pieces and occasional feature articles.
PhD Life Blog
I blog about being a PhD student at Warwick's PhD Life Blog.
Trans Youth Takes On World
I blog about trans liberation and gender politics at Trans Youth Takes On World.
Rock music is my speciality, but I'm capable of adapting to various genres. I've been hired to DJ at LGBT nights, feminist discos, weddings, parties and fundraisers. Notable events have included Reclaim The Night in London, the Women's Aid National Conference in Coventry, NUS Women's Conference in Coventry and Oxford, and Love Music Hate Homophobia in Birmingham, Coventry and Sheffield.