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  1. Chrissy added a comment on a blog entry Reflection on the past year   

    ​In a way that I can't put into words, yes  
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  2. KarenPayne added a comment on a blog entry Reflection on the past year   

    A wonderful feeling, is it not
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  3. Sarah42 added a post in a topic Need help Crossdressing.   

    Do I really belong here? I'm not sure, still trying to figure that out. Part of me want to start transgendering. The other of me wants part wants to slow down and take baby steps.
    For the second posting, it wasn't me. I was told last night another coworker was playing around with my cellphone in the break room. After doing a history check of my phone, I found out she post some messages in my name on a few sites.
    I know she doesn't like me, not for crossdressing. She hates me for some of the things I bought. Last week, we had a little disagreement about it. As a crossdresser starting out, she doesn't believe I should've bought name brand knee high boots and a set of name brand clothes.
    The other ladies I work with complement me on my first girl fight. 
    I learned two things from this experience. Some girls do get jealous over others girls (crossdressers) clothes she (he) wears. And to have all electronic devices password protected. Not everyone is respectful of others property. 
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  4. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic Need help Crossdressing.   

    Come on, Sarah. You asked the same question with identical text a couple of weeks ago. Do you really belong here?
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  5. Sarah42 added a topic in Male to Female (MtF) Crossdressers Discussion   

    Need help Crossdressing.
    I'm thinking about transgendering mtf. My physcogoly doctor thinks it be good first to crossdress. So I can dress up and experience what it be as a women first before transgendering.
    I would live to learn how to pass as a crossdress women. I appreciate any help or advice.
    Sarah 
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  6. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry the best   

    ​Agree completely! Bravo!
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  7. Chrissy added a comment on a blog entry the best   

  8. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic Judge Allows Person to Sue Under Disability Lawt   

    Right on!
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  9. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools   

    I just hope we see the same kind of commercial rejection that we saw in North Carolina. Through that, like a boycott, everyone starts wondering if their bigotry is worth it.
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  10. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools   

    Amazing the lengths too many will go to just to deny someone else something, or deprive another of what they should already have had.  This country has a history of just that.  And humankind an even longer history of it.
    Must be in the DNA to be so hateful, judgemental and selfish....
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  11. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry Reflection on the past year   

    Sounds wonderful Chrissy! You go girl!
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  12. EmmaSweet added a comment on a blog entry A Wonderful Experience   

    Monica and Chrissy: thank you so much for your support. I was remarkably calm through it all which surprised me. I just felt good, like I was at home, if you know what I mean.
    Regarding the wig, maybe there are different types, I just don't know. I had bought another a couple of years ago (which I returned) and it was very warm too. But at that time the store proprietor said that I needed to wear a nylon wig cap underneath - which increased the heat a lot. This time it was okay for me to just wear the wig which one would think would be cooler but it was still very warm. I'm going to wait and see about the wig. For now I have the one I have and maybe in August/September I'll visit a wig shop to see what I can find out. You're experience is very helpful.
    I wish I could get away with as little makeup as you, Chrissy. For now I need to wear a foundation for beard cover and to clean up my face. The woman who gave the lessons to me has also put me on a daily/weekly regimen of face cleaning, moisturizing, and toning, which she says will show remarkable results in about six weeks. I started it yesterday and we will see how it goes! 
    Hugs,
    Emma
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  13. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender Rights & Political Activism   

    Judge Allows Person to Sue Under Disability Lawt
    Reuters | May. 18, 2017, 11:12 PM | By Daniel Trotta
    "The lawsuit, which also cites protections in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against sex discrimination in employment, had asked the judge to rule that the ADA clause violates the U.S. Constitution because it denies equal protection for all under the law." -- businessinsider.com
    U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law (CAB)
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  14. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender Rights & Political Activism   

    US Split on Need for Anti-Discrimination Laws
    Eric DuVall   |   May 18, 2017 at 2:47 PM
    "The issue came to prominence after North Carolina passed H.B. 2, known as the bathroom bill, which forced transgender individuals to use the bathroom corresponding with their birth certificate. The legislation sparked a national debate, as well as protests and a number of corporate boycotts in North Carolina."  --  upi.com
    U.S. remains split on need for LGBT anti-discrimination laws
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  15. Chrissy added a blog entry in On Being...Me   

    Reflection on the past year
    Hi everyone,
    I recently finished my first year of school (I'm doing the 2-year MSW program at NYU) and decided that I needed a little get-away (emphasis on "little" - I don't really like traveling all that much, and can't afford much). So I decided on a day trip to the shore - my goal going into the day was to not think backwards or forward, just to try to be in the present. Of course, as I mentioned to a friend later, it was a little weird that I chose to go to a place that we used to go to all the time when I was a child if I didn't want to think backwards - but it still worked out.
    On the train ride down it occurred to me that through everything that's been going on in the past year I hadn't really taken any time to just reflect specifically on transitioning. It makes sense, I was in school  and recovery from GRS, while it wasn't ever particularly painful, is still distracting. But now, school is done for the year and the recovery is very well along - so I did reflect. In that moment I just felt really, really happy about all that had happened.
    But here's the bigger thing. Either that night or the next it was very warm - it got up to the 90s here and didn't cool off over night. Since I've been too lazy to put my a/c in and only had a fan, I ended up sleeping au naturel. With the lights out and a jazz radio station playing, I closed my eyes. Without really thinking about the fact that I was doing it, one hand came down from a stretch, landed on one of my breasts, and then down to my lower regions - nothing erotic going on, just a casual stroke if you will. But the sensation was wonderful! Again, not erotic, it was just that I actually felt a woman's body - my body was now a woman's body!
    Just wanted to share that :-)
    xoxo
    Chrissy
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  16. Chrissy added a comment on a blog entry A Wonderful Experience   

    Emma,
    You look so good!  You also look very comfortable with yourself, which is ultimately the important part :-)
    With the wig(s) being hot, I wonder if it's something about the type? I was actually surprised that the ones I've been wearing aren't very warm (which is great in spring/summer, it would be nice in the winter if they were a little).
    And yes, make-up is not easy! I was fortunate to have a good friend/co-worker who loves make-up and was very into helping me figure it out. It's also been nice getting to the point where I wear as little as I can :-)  (ultimately a quick pass with an eyebrow pencil, mascara and lip gloss are the "minimum" that I need to feel ok going out).
    Best of luck as you continue to explore!
    xoxo
    Chrissy
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  17. olcharlie added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Gender confirmation surgeries on the rise shows report by American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    May 22, 2017
    Gender confirmation surgeries are on the rise in the United States, according to newly released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 
    There has been an almost 20% increase in gender confirmation surgeries from 2015 to 2016, with more than 2,300 gender confirmation surgeries being performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which has been tracking national statistics on gender confirmation surgeries. 
    Loren Schechter, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, said in a statement that over the past few years plastic surgeons have seen an increase in patients seeking surgical treatment for gender dysphoria. 
    Schechter said gender confirmation surgery covers everything from facial surgery to breast or chest surgery and genital surgery.
    “There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, and no one discipline can meet all the needs of an individual,” Schechter said in a statement. “For example, plastic surgeons work with doctors who specialize in hormone therapy, urology and with mental health professionals who help patients through the emotional aspects of their transition.”
    More here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/22/gender-confirmation-surgeries-rise/332315001/
     
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  18. olcharlie added a topic in Transgender Rights & Political Activism   

    Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools
    May 22, 2017
    A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.
    A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country's second-largest state use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates sailed through the Texas Senate months ago. A similar measure had stalled in the House, but supporters late Sunday night used an amendment to tack the bathroom restrictions onto a separate and otherwise unrelated bill covering school emergency operation plans for situations such as natural disasters.
    Republican Rep. Chris Paddie authored the hotly debated language, saying it had "absolutely no intent" to discriminate. Under it, transgender students at public and charter schools would not be permitted to use the bathroom of their choice, but could be directed to separate, single-occupancy restrooms.
    "It's absolutely about child safety," said Paddie, from the East Texas town of Marshall. "This is about accommodating all kids."
     His change passed 91-50. The measure formally cleared the House Monday, sending the modified bill to the Senate, which should easily support it. Texas' legislative session ends May 29, but that's plenty of time — even if the bathroom bill is scaled-back enough to only affect the state's roughly 5.3 million public school students, and not the general public.
    More here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-texas-transgender-bathroom-law-20170522-story.html
     
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  19. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry A Wonderful Experience   

    Dear Emma,
    Absolutely love your pictures!  May I suggest you get a Season/color evaluation.  Every woman should get this.
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  20. EmmaSweet added a blog entry in Emma Sweet's Blog   

    A Wonderful Experience
    For the very first time I went out to dinner dressed last week and spent a couple of days in skinny jeans, leggings, and my tunic tops. Also wore a couple of my skirt/top outfits. I also received a lot of lessons in makeup and wig care. I learned so much! And I just felt wonderful. 
    True, I also learned that, frankly, makeup is hard to learn, and I prefer to wear as little of it as possible. And the wig is hot and not very comfortable. Thankfully my natural hair may be okay so I'm growing it out to see. I guess that will take 6-12 months to know. 
    But I also learned that I really would love to transition. Not soon, as I want to explore some more, talk to others, and settle on a plan. I'm currently heading north through Washington and soon through British Columbia to Alaska. Not a good time to mix it up with electrolysis, hormones, and all. But I will have lots of hours behind the wheel and I've ordered some voice lesson DVDs and a CD. Who knows, in a couple of months I may be able to have a much more feminine voice. I sure hope so!
    Emma
    P.S. Eyebrow waxing hurts but it's over quickly. I'm told that I now need to find someone every 2-3 weeks to repeat it or risk losing the line that she gave me. I'm sure I can do that in Seattle but in the upper part of BC or Alaska? We'll see. :-)



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  21. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic Need help Crossdressing.   

    Sarah,
    Sounds like a great start to me! The way we learn pretty much anything is by actively trying, seeing how it works, and mostly, whether you love it or not. That can be expensive so be careful. I really do love Amazon. I bought a $150 gray purse through them last month. I spent more than I wanted to but I wanted something nice that would go with many (probably all, at least for now) of my outfits. Then last week I received some advice that it is a cute purse but black would much better and more versatile. Since I hadn't used it I checked Amazon and I still had a few days to return it, so there it went, back to Amazon via UPS! Now I'm shopping for a black one.
    I do suggest that you keep your eyes open and check out what women are wearing in your neck of the woods, that are, say, within 5 years of your age. Even if what they mostly wear is jeans and a shirt, well girl, get yourself some skinny jeans and a couple of tops! Consider that if you were to go dressed to the grocery store you don't want to stand out in evening attire. Sure, women love to dress up but unless it's a Friday night and you're obviously running to the store on your way to some dinner party, play it cool.
    And as you acquire things you may look at some of your clothes and find that they don't do it for you anymore. That happens to all of us, too. So consider donating them to a local crossdresser shop, or Goodwill, or something. Just be sure they are clean and have the size and care tags in them. 
    Hugs,
    Emma
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  22. Sarah42 added a post in a topic Need help Crossdressing.   

    Emma,
    Thank you for responding to my post. I'm going to check out Amazon. I was able to pickup some clothes at a crossdresser convention. They had a clothes exchange open for everyone.
    I would love to buy a wardrobe more my style, but this is a good start.
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  23. EmmaSweet added a post in a topic Need help Crossdressing.   

    Hi Sarah,
    Here are some thoughts:
    - Buy some clothes on Amazon or elsewhere that you think will fit you, and you will like. These days most online retailers will let you return them if they don't work out.
    - Wear the clothes at home and see how you feel. Are they comfortable? Do you wish you could wear them outside?
    - Go see a transformation service to help you learn about cosmetics, wigs, and more about clothes. Practice what you're taught.
    - Locate a nearby group of transgender women to meet with and talk to.
    Emma
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  24. Sarah42 added a topic in Male to Female (MtF) Crossdressers Discussion   

    Need help Crossdressing.
    I'm thinking about transgendering mtf. My physcogoly doctor thinks it be good first to crossdress. So I can dress up and experience what it be as a women first before transgendering.
    I would live to learn how to pass as a crossdress women. I appreciate any help or advice.
    Sarah 
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  25. Sarah42 added a topic in Male to Female (MtF) Crossdressers Discussion   

    Need help Crossdressing.
    I'm thinking about transgendering mtf. My physcogoly doctor thinks it be good first to crossdress. So I can dress up and experience what it be as a women first before transgendering.
    I would live to learn how to pass as a crossdress women. I appreciate any help or advice.
    Sarah 
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