"What we do is hard, because it's not supposed to be possible."
Change was everywhere in early 1980's London. New sights, sounds and the fresh confidence of a new generation determined not just to subvert, but to become the future.
Lee Habens arrived from small town grief, seeking her own change. She hoped to be part of the new revolution - but on her own terms. In short, Lee needed to become the woman she had not been born.
She would need to find ways to support herself and to fund a complex and terrifying journey she could only loosely comprehend. She would need to walk the delicate lines between the straight world and places where genders pass and blur. And she would need to do it all unnoticed - until it would be time to move beyond, to the life for which she'd always felt destined.
There would be new challenges, old secrets and relationships of impossible promise - for if a new life could be created, perhaps even love could stand a chance.
From West London to Brighton, Bristol and the South of Spain, Interloper echoes a time of optimism and flamboyance; fear and danger. The prize is peace and a place to call home. For the interloper to finally belong.
Kim Erin Cowley writes with a sensitivity born out of her own experience of becoming a woman, over 20 years ago. She works in the film industry, supplying support services to producers, distributors and broadcasters.