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13 September 2021   |    News
“I hope this finds you all well. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been in touch. Sorry for that. Life has been very hectic for me since we came down to South Africa to care for Karen’s mum.
As some of you know directly and others will have seen, I like many other trans activists in the past few years, have taken a lot of strain from the GRA reform campaign, the Hate Crime Bill and the general toxicity towards trans people in the UK.
While I pushed on through it for a very long time, the sudden need for us to come to South Africa forced me into a place where I had to make some serious decisions about the direction of my life.
After several months of reflection I have decided that it is now time to close the book on this chapter of my life. I have decided to retire from Scottish Trans Alliance and to step back completely from trans activism. Karen and I are now living in South Africa and I plan on enjoying a long retirement in the warmth and sunshine. Life has a funny way of putting us in places where we have to make choices that we might otherwise have delayed indefinitely. This definitely is that type of situation for me.
I will always treasure the friendships and professional relationships that I have built over the past several years. I am sorry that the pandemic and the fact that I am now more than 8,000 miles away have prevented me from saying goodbye and thank you properly and in person.
I have always tried to live my life with a philosophy of experiencing the Next Great Adventure. It’s now time for me to move on to the next great adventure. Thank you everyone for being a part of my great adventure.
Love to you all
We will all miss Becky dearly, and can’t express just how much we’ve benefited from her knowledge, dedication and support over the years. But we are wishing her all the best for a restful retirement
(Picture of Becky, Oceana and Vic outside the Scottish Parliament)
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