Tag Archives: Justine Smithies

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Transgender women speak about Toon life

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Me & my friend Brooke Olsen have appeared in Peterheads’ local newspaper the Buchan Observer.

You can read the fully story at their site here.

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NORTH-EAST TRANSGENDER WOMAN: ‘SINCE COMING OUT, MY LIFE HAS BEEN SO MUCH BETTER’

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An article published in the Evening Express by Peter Davidson.

Living life openly as a transgender woman has been a liberating experience for Justine Smithies.

After coming out as transgender in 2007, Justine, who lives in Cruden Bay, had initial concerns about how she may be treated by others.

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keynote speaker at the Stonewall Scotland #EqualAtWork conference

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I really don’t know where to start with this ? A few months ago I was approached by Stonewall Scotlands Daniel Aldridge and asked if I would consider being a keynote speaker at their #EqualAtWork conference in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh International Conference Center on the 4th December 2015. I … Read More


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Live life as who you are, says north-east mum inspired by son killed in tragic fall

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Story as published in the Press & Journal by Joshua King.

A north-east gender equality campaigner has paid tribute to her inspirational son who died in a tragic clifftop fall.

Justine Smithies, who has raised thousands of pounds for gender and sexuality equality charity Stonewall Scotland, said the loss of … Read More