Conversation between friends, Michelle and Cilla, about Michelle's transgender identity.
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BBC Radio Humberside, Hull
Dee, Michelle, 1975- (transgender, journalist), Wykes, Lucilla (Cilla), 1960- (female, outreach worker)
BBC Radio Humberside
Michelle has known since the age of 5 that she wanted to be ‘Michelle’, this comes as a surprise to Cilla who has been Michelle’s closest friend for the past 10 years. Having survived depression, Michelle and Cilla discuss how their friendship has helped her deal with everyday abuse and a crisis of identity. They admit that they are very special to each other.
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