Becs Sawyer, who lives in Ilford, east London, said she became a medium and developed connection with an outer world as she transitioned into female. She saw mediums on TV and wanted to become one, but she was unable, the spirits did not hear her. But as she began to understand her own inner world, the supernatural creatures knocked on her door. Sawyer, who used to be a bodybuilder, married her wife Nicky in 2007, they have to marry again as she finished her transition. Not all the spirits she talks to are LGBT-friendly, she complains, but even when she disagrees with the spirits, she allows them to speak out, it is her job and she has no right to filter what she hears, otherwise she might lose her power. “I grew up – this is going to be so weird – wanting to talk to dead people. And it was until I started my transition, met Nicky, and from there I started kind of circles, and workshops, and courses. And now I just live for it. It’s what I do. It’s who I am,” she says.