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  1. MonicaPz added a post in a topic Trans-Campaign at Lush!!!   

    Everyone,
    PLEASE click on this link and carefully check this website out! Also, check out their online CATALOG, that has even more products! 
    This company has a HEART!
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  2. Emma added a topic in Cosmetics & Makeup Help   

    Trans-Campaign at Lush!!!
    I must admit that before this morning I'd not heard of Lush. If you haven't (and into feminine soaps, fragrances, and cosmetics):
    Lush Puts Trans Rights Movement In The Spotlight With New Campaign
    Their Seattle location is near my voice therapist's office. I'm looking forward to dropping in to see them next Wednesday!
    More importantly to all of us is to consider that Lush is an international retailer that is putting its company out there in support of trans people. Marketing people are always looking for ways to differentiate their company and products and this campaign shows that Lush considers not only that trans people are potentially an important market segment but that it also positions their company as a socially conscious leader. Don't be too surprised as we see others, perhaps Macy's, Nordstrom, others, do the same. I'm really excited by this, it's truly groundbreaking. 
     
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  3. Lori added a post in a topic Transgender deaths so far in Subcontinent Pakistan since 1st January '18   

    I thought of your post here, as I published today's news on Transgender News Channel. 
    History made as scouts association welcomes: Pakistan’s first-ever transgender recruits https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/282084-history-made-as-scouts-association-welcomes-pakistan-s-first-ever-transgender-recruits
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  4. Lori added a post in a topic Transgender Memorial Vigil held   

    Thank you for showing support for the victims. 
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  5. cross2play added a topic in Transgender Crime   

    Transgender Memorial Vigil held
    Recently inside Canada there had been 3 unfortunate victim's murdered by single man called Bruce McArthur.  I attended the vigil ceremony in Toronto. But that's not the only vigil held. Because it was organized by Transgender community it was more particularly importance to like-minded individuals of the transgender community.
    Watch link https://youtu.be/XBQUuDP3dUw
     
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  6. Emma added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Hey Lori,
    Yeah, I understand. The good news is that I have no doubts I’ll wear and enjoy everything!
    Emma
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  7. Emma added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Dear Monica,
    Yes, I have Woolite for sure! My breasts are still pretty small. Growing and quite sensitive to bumping but no way do they fill my bra cups. I’m not sure what size they are. I guess the left is an A and the smaller right is an AA. I read that girls’ breasts take several years to develop and I’m trying to be patient. 😻😻😻
     
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  8. Lori added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Reminds me when I stopped by one of those "free makeovers" at a Clinique booth in Macy's. $650 later I walked out with all sorts of moisturizers and toners and makeup. I never used most of it, to be honest, but it felt great to have that makeover and I left with a better idea of what works best for me. I eventually opted for lower priced makeup options. 
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  9. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry Guess who showed up.   

    Dear Christy,
    If you get makeup on clothes, always have some liquid Tide on hand, put some liquid Tide on the spot for at least a half an hour, and then wash. Often that solves the problem.
    Your friend,
    Monica
     
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  10. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Dear Emma,
    Every woman should be professionally fitted for a bra every six months. 
    Make sure you bend over and DROP your breasts into the cups every time you put on your bra.
    By the way, it is best to wash your bras and other "delicates," that you mentioned here BY HAND and in gentle liquid soap made for this purpose, the brand which is the most common, called Woolite, in lukewarm water. Also my mother, may God rest her soul, stored her delicates in their own drawer in her dresser, separated by sheets of white tissue paper.
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  11. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry FTM and masculinity   

    Dear Mero,
    Just as in the cisgender male community, there is a SPECTRUM of degrees of masculinity.
    Men and women, both trans and cisgender, should learn to celebrate diversity and respect one another. Unfortunately, it takes longer for some than others! 😉
    Yours truly,
    Monica
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  12. Emma added a blog entry in Emma Sweet's Blog   

    My First Bra Fitting
    I remember hearing that Nordstrom is trans-friendly and offered free bra fittings. But also, back then, I was terrified at the thought. I knew it might happen some day but when that day came I'd know that I'd have to have really come into my own in a much more secure way. 
    I've only purchased my bras on Amazon. They fit okay, and weren't that expensive. I measured myself with a band size of 38 and as my mother's was 34 I thought I was in the right ballpark. The first cup size was C because that's the size I felt was more ideal for my body size and here again, it was the same as my mom's. Later, I decided to go for size B since it may be that that's the best I'll be able to naturally grow into at my age.
    About a week ago I decided that I was sick and tired of one bra strap constantly falling down my arm, the band binding around my chest, and decided that it was time to go to Nordie's. I called and made an appointment. All went fine and easy. Yesterday (Valentine's Day) I met with a 20-something woman in the lingerie department. I wasn't particularly nervous, mostly just excited. We went into a private changing room, she asked me what I was looking for. I wanted to buy three bras that fit: black, beige, and white. I took off my top and she measured my band size at 36. Wow! 
    She then brought in several different ones, helped me with them. She didn't rush me at all, and had zero problem with my questions or not liking some of them. I eventually bought five: beige, white, light pink, and violet, and a black exercise bra. Oh, and a very pretty summer-weight robe, chemise, and pajama pants: gotta be ready for Spring, right?
    Amazing it was such a small bag for $500. But, you know, I'm very happy knowing that now I am wearing a pretty bra that fits, just for me. I don't know how much more Nordstrom shopping I can afford; Nordstrom Rack is more like it. But now I know what size to look for! 
    Happy Valentines!
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  13. Chrissy added a comment on a blog entry Awareness   

    Was your friend bothered by any of this?
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  14. olcharlie added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Transgender woman is first to be able to breastfeed her baby
    14 February 2018 By Jessica Hamzelou
    A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams of milk a day.
    “This is a very big deal,” says Joshua Safer of Boston Medical Center, who was not involved with the treatment. “Many transgender women are looking to have as many of the experiences of non-transgender women as they can, so I can see this will be extremely popular.”
    The transgender woman had been receiving feminising hormonal treatments for several years before she started the lactation treatment. These included spironolactone, which is thought to block the effects of testosterone, and progesterone and a type of oestrogen.
    This regimen enabled her to develop breasts that looked fully grown, according to a medical scale that assesses breast development based on appearance. She had not had any breast augmentation surgery.
    When her partner was five-and-a-half-months pregnant, the woman sought medical treatment from Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein at Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City. Her partner had no interest in breastfeeding, she explained, so she would like to take on that role instead.
    More here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161151-transgender-woman-is-first-to-be-able-to-breastfeed-her-baby/
     
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  15. Emma added a comment on a blog entry FTM and masculinity   

    Mero, I agree completely with you. I have an acquaintance here locally who is also FTM, whose appearance is not so masculine, and he feels the same as you.
    I don’t know why some people try to pick themselves up by putting others down. This happens everywhere it seems, even in trans communities which is so hurtful, nasty, and counter to how I feel we all ought to be.
    As an MTF I wonder if in some ways it’s harder to be FTM especially if you are located in a more traditional male-dominated society. In places like that it’s hard for a man to be manly “enough”. 
    Regardless, you’re a man no matter what you wear or enjoy doing. A rather strong man from what I can tell by your writing. Welcome to TG Guide. I hope to hear more from you.
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  16. Christy added a comment on a blog entry Guess who showed up.   

    Thank you Lori 😁
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  17. Meronoxide added a blog entry in Meronoxide (Mero)   

    FTM and masculinity
    One of the things that Ive had to face as a FTM is that apparently, if your not super manly or just masculine and into masculine things, that it makes you less of a transman or  an attention-seeker. Me being the not so masculine trans guy, this just sucks. Even within our own trans community there are still people who try to invalidate other trans people, just so they themselves can feel more valid. Well truth is, that whether or not you wear makeup, wear dresses, and just all round appear more feminine, it doesn't have anything to do with your gender! Express yourself in anyway that makes you guys comfortable. Not every guy has to have facial hair and not every guy needs a super low voice either. I would know I had a cis friend who's voice LITERALLY made him sound like a girl. So you do you my fluffy people. I personally have been looked down upon just because I identify as male and use makeup, like what does that have to do with my gender??? I have no clue why people do this, it's like a race to see who's more valid than the next guy? Why can't we just accept that we are all valid and different in our own special way? That's just how the world works. Im sorry if my thoughts seem a bit incoherent, I'm not a very good writer. I just wanted to write some feelings and experiences down every once in a while.
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  18. Lori added a comment on a blog entry Guess who showed up.   

    You HAVE come a long way in 47 days. I can see it in your posts.   Congrats to you. I hope all continues to go well. There will be bumps so be ready for them. Seems you have good support with your therapist so I think you'll do well. 
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  19. Christy added a blog entry in Christy   

    Guess who showed up.
    Hello again. 
    Well, I had a couple of great days. I went to the laser appointment on Monday and it went well. She charged me $125 and will remove all the hair that laser couldn’t get with electrolysis for $35. That includes the back and face and I will probably have the chest/abdomen done as well(for an added cost). As for the pain....ouch! especially the upper lip & chin. I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, but I had to take a break every couple of minutes. They don’t use any numbing cream for insurance purposes so that stinks but at least they have the cooling spray. She did say that this was the worst it will get because the the thick course hair is now gone. I guess the face is the most painful. My skin was a little red and sensitive for about 3 hours but not to bad. The hair should start to fall out over the next 2 weeks and then back for more in 5 weeks. It will be interesting to see the difference between laser and electrolysis. The whole process made me feel like I was moving forward with my transition. One more step. One more day. I am still trying to slow myself down a bit but everything keeps falling into place very comfortably so I’m not going to fight it. I felt so good and girly about the prospects of not have a beard that I stopped off at Walgreens. I picked up some makeup, nail polish, deodorant and other things because I was feeling so good. I’m not really nervous about shopping for “girl stuff “ anymore. I got home took a shower and shaved with the intention of getting some work done before lunch but that didn’t happen. After shaving I started to clean my face and then put on moisturizers which made my skin feel really nice. Then I decided to pluck a few eyebrow hairs but that just led to full makeup. Light, but it was the most makeup I have put on in many many years. I loved it, and my eyes got bigger and brighter...I was feeling great. I decided that I was going to keep the makeup on while I did some work. Boy clothes weren’t going to satisfy the girl looking back at me in the mirror, she was pushing forward. So, I put on a pair of my wife’s jeans (fit pretty good), a nice stretchy top that fit perfectly (careful not to get makeup on it, lessen learned) and a cute pair of sandals. I then painted my nails a very light pink. I just couldn’t stop myself. It also taught me that I need more practice. Anyway, I was feeling very happy in a kind of content way but I felt like I wanted something more. Earrings! As I walked into the bathroom looking for that little extra something I glanced at myself in the mirror....I stopped. Turning to the side I sucked in my tummy and arched my back just a bit. With my left hand on my tummy and my right hand on my bum I looked into the mirror. Without meaning too I said out loud in a soft feminine voice “holy crap”. My eyes started to swell up with tears and my knees buckled slightly. As I stood back up into the same pose I said out loud “holy s... I love this....I love you”. I looked better than I expected (HRT must be working) and for the first time ever in my life, I was looking at the real me. I am sure many of you have had this experience yourselves but it’s hard for me to describe the feeling. My bum is fuller and a little jiggly, my breast’s were really visible in the colorful top and my skin looked so soft. My eyes were really bright and at that moment I knew that there was no turning back, I can’t. Not after feeling and seeing my true self. I have been saying to myself that if it becomes to much or to scary that I could stop. Just push it back down like I have in the past. Many times. I’ve done it before so I can do it again kind of thing. This is different. Stronger. Deeper. She finally showed up and I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I stayed as myself for the rest of the day choosing to work from home. No one else was home so I was free to do all the normal things around the house that I would do on any other day. I was even going to take a drive around town but the day flew by and I ran out of time. I slept realllllllllly well last night. In the morning I took care of the kids and some appointments for work. Then I went to Chico’s near my home and bought a pair of jeans and a nice top of my own then I went to see my therapist. I now have my very first outfit. Casual which I think reflects my personality. My therapist and I are working on what I need to do and how I am going to come out. I need to plan for the future. At times this freaks me out and then other times I am ok with whatever happens. We did some role play in therapy which really helped me. I will be taking care of my kids and then myself tonight (I have been doing a facial regime every night) and tomorrow I will be dressed as myself again. The crazy thing is now the roles I’ve been playing (so to speak) have flipped. When I dress as a man now I truly feel like a phony. Don’t get me wrong some of the boy clothes are comfy and nice but it has changed. It doesn’t feel normal anymore and even though I understand it intellectually I’m still a bit confused by the quick shift. I went back and read all my posts searching for some clarity and was amazed again at how far I have come in 47 days. Just astonishing to me. I just kept taking the next step, walking through my fears. Next as far as body changes go I will be looking into ffs and voice. I wouldn’t be where I’m at without the help, guidance, support and compassion you all have shown me. From my heart ❤️ thank you. 
     
    Live,love,learn
    Christy😍
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  20. ZoeyM added a post in a topic A huge blessing in my life   

    It was and she loved it right away.Barbara knows I love skirts and dresses including me being a shoeaholic.
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  21. Emma added a post in a topic A huge blessing in my life   

    Wow, Zoey, that’s so sweet to hear. So rare too.
    For me your story underscores my belief that we meet our loves when we’re not looking, when we least expect it. A challenge is that we must count on and be out there for chance encounters. 
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  22. ZoeyM added a topic in Male to Female (MtF) Crossdressers Discussion   

    A huge blessing in my life
    I have a huge blessing in my life,my wife Barbara.Been together for 13 years and married for 10 years.Before I met her,had so many mean and cruel SOs in my life.Would taunt me and broke up with them.Then things changed 13 years ago when I met Barbara,was in the women's restroom touching up my make up and she was beside me.I thought she was going to freak out at first and did not.She looked at me saying I looked beautiful and told her thank you.Exchanged phone numbers and that is when we started dating.She thought it was very horrible what my ex SOs did to me.Barbara said she loves me dressed as a woman more right away and that is when I knew that I met the right woman in my life.Learning about her,she has always loved feminine men that love to dress as women and this brought us together more.It has been a great win/win for both of us,I have a supportive SO and she got her dream feminine husband.We go shopping together knowing what I love including getting our nails and hair done.Barbara does call me Zoey most of the time.So far Barbara and I seen as a normal couple most of the time.If I have never met Barbara,my life would be miserable.
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  23. cross2play added a post in a topic Transgender deaths so far in Subcontinent Pakistan since 1st January '18   

    Thanks Lori I am aware of rules to laws coming into effect over there, since 2013, many new pro favour transgender laws have sprung into society. That said it's the remote, villages, far to reach towns, isolated incidents involving these deaths, the major cities don't have this problem.  But hearing about an advocate of transgender person along with her friends being gunned down, is hard to believe. I mean what's next for transgender women in Pakistan, to carry a loaded ak-47 or 9mm in self defense along with hand purse,wtf!
    I certainly hope someone will improve the rights of vulnerable person over there.
     
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  24. Lori added a post in a topic Transgender deaths so far in Subcontinent Pakistan since 1st January '18   

    Our sister site Transgender News Channel has been covering stories of transgender news in the Middle East. Transgender people have a very difficult life in some countries. There are some small signs of progress and acceptance. For example;
    ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Saturday approved the draft on rights of transgender persons that would soon be tabled at National Assembly to become a law.  Read More http://menafn.com/1096452533/Pakistan-Senate-Standing-Committee-approves-draft-on-rights-of-Transgender-persons 
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  25. cross2play added a topic in Transgender Crime   

    Transgender deaths so far in Subcontinent Pakistan since 1st January '18
    Well to my astonishing surprised learning fact of glancing at country Pakistan and the weekly news updates of targeted killing, rapes, or kidnapping.  This news doesn't sound that bad because it will not relevant for me.  If you're a bed room transgender, or North American transgender, or just forum viewing, you have to appreciate cross dressing, is not at all easy in international globe. I sincerely wish these deaths didn't occur, as my brothers or sister's, but I feel so helpless in defence of their assistance. Many have been killed and we aren't even in March of 2018?
    Links 
    3 transgender shot injured https://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?607572-Three-transgender-persons-shot-injured-in-Swabi

    Transgender person assaulted by 3 men https://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?609839-Transgender-person-assaulted-by-three-men-in-Peshawar

    Transgender kidnapped, gang-raped in Peshawar
    https://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?606118-Transgender-kidnapped-gang-raped-in-Peshawar
    Watch my YouTube channel Shazy Jeo videos and explore variety of content 
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