Falling Upwards

By Theresa Davis

A moving memoir about family, addiction, transitioning and living authentically.

Thursday, 11 June 2020


Some may ask why did I write the book. There are a number of answers to this, and I think the question should also be why now?

But first the answer as to why write it in the first place, it had been something that I always considered doing at some point in my life, but having been an abismal failure in English at school. I had never even considered that I would have been able to accomplish anything like a book. 

With access to computers and spell checking my ability to write was no longer hampered by my handwriting and spelling. I had turned out some lengthy technical documents over the years. However my first piece of “writing” came when I was approached by Richard Burton Online News Editor for the Telegraph as asked if I wanted to write an article on the ECHR judgement that had just been passed with regards to allowing trans people to update birth certificates. So that is how I became one of the few people in the technical department to have a byline in a National Paper.

The desire to write continued, when we first moved to Spain I maintained a blog of our refurbishments to the house, but when progress on the house slowed so did the blogging.

So why now, I was at a point in my life where I was feeling comfortable with life after a few bad years and I was looking for something creative to do that I could pick up and put down without to much hassle. So I bravely declared that I was going to write a book. 

What I set out to write and what I ended up with are very different things but that was to be framed by events that were about to happen and change everything.

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