Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Photography Project

I recently received an email asking if I’d post the following request:

I am a 3rd year BA Photography student( a mature one) and I’m undertaking a project on transgender for my final major photography project this year.

I’m interested in working with anyone who is going through the transition process. I’m not focusing on nudity as this seems to be a common theme in many of the photographers I’ve researched. I want my project to have a different, more positive focus and I’d like my photos to show trans as ordinary people, trying to get through the daily grind just like everyone else and enjoying life at home or out with friends.

As I’m based in Surrey it would be preferable if you are in London, Surrey or within easy driving distance of London. Brighton is good too.

If you’re interested drop me an email at surreybutterfly@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you asap.

As mentioned above, please could you send an email to the address above if you are interested.



Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sunday October 26th

We had a meeting on Sunday October 26th which I enjoyed a lot.

There were about 5 newcomers and maybe 20 people in all.

It’s always especially good to meet new people.

We also had visitors.

Vikki Smith, Sam Baker and Mark Whiteley came along to give short talks about some of the services that they provide at absolute aesthetics (http://www.absoluteaesthetics.co.uk/) and The Whiteley Clinic (http://www.thewhiteleyclinic.co.uk/).

Vikki explained that they treat a number of transgender patients for surgery and / or for cosmetic purposes and gave some info on the types of treatment on offer.

Mark told us about some of the breakthrough work that he’s been involved in developing in relation to the treatment of vein conditions and types of treatment that are available.

It was a really interesting evening.

Vikki generously donated a £100 treatment voucher as a raffle prize.

The other main happening of note on the evening was quite alarming. You can read all about it here.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Swans on Sunday August 31 2014

The meeting last Sunday was really nice.

We had a new barmaid.

It’s always lovely to meet up with friends.

Also there were 6 new people which was especially nice. For some it was a first trip out as their transgendered selves.

It can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience for people to go out for the first time. One of the reasons that Surrey Swans exists is to provide a safe environment for this to happen. Which makes it particularly lovely to meet new people.

So, if you are transgendered and would like to meet up with like minded people but don’t know where to go … you’ll be very welcome … so do come on along!


Monday, 4 August 2014

July 2014

There were about 18 of us at the Surrey Swans meeting at the end of July. It had been a nice sunny day so we sat outside for a while and then headed indoors when it got a little chillier later on.

Here are a few pictures:





Monday, 28 April 2014

May 25th meeting replaced by a June 1st Meeting

Please note that the Surrey Swans meeting that had been scheduled for Sunday May 25th 2014 has been cancelled and replaced by one on Sunday June 1st 2014.

The complete schedule for 2014 is here.


Thursday, 27 February 2014

A few pictures

Here are a few pictures taken at Surrey Swans on Sunday.

James, Sinead and Lexy:


James, Sinead, Andrea and Lexy.


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Swans on Sunday Feb 23 2014

Another really nice evening. Great to see friends.

It was great to be visited again by James, Sinead and Lexy … they visited us back in November 2013 as described here.

There are actually two versions of the video … the shorter version as submitted as part of their course work … and a slightly longer version that you can watch here:

Thank you James, Sinead, Lexy, Vlad and Zander for all the hard work that you put into this.