Dawn13

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About Dawn13

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  • Birthday 07/13/1951

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  • Gender Transgender
  • Location Back in the USA - Recently returned from Germany
  • Interests I love history, Indian lore, hiking, ballet and modern dancing, sketching, visiting battlefields, doing genealogy, collecting coins, stamps, rocks and traveling all over the world.

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  1. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: How many times have you been mistaken as a girl   

    Thanks Monica,
    I guess by what you say is my ENERGY is female.  Neat!  Thanks.  love and kisses.  Dawn
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  2. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Pinterest and other social media   

    I still have a FB account as Dawn - but I made it inactive.  I wonder if there are any sites besides this one that are really Transgender friendly.  Bonnie mentioned a few sites she uses.  Dawn
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  3. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: How many times have you been mistaken as a girl   

    Monica you are the best and thanks for commenting as much as you do.  Seems like I always learn much from you.
    Latest trip and gender mix up.  I was at a Ross Store in GA ready to check out, in guy mode, and the female teller said I can help you over here Miss.  I thought she was talking to someone else and then I realized I was the only one there.  I checked out and am quite sure she thought I was a woman.  Then the next day while eating at an IHOP with friends the waitress said to me what can I get you ma'am, because I was with friends I corrected her saying "sir."  She repeated "sir" but when she came back she presented me my breakfast and said ma'am can I get you anything else.  This time I did not correct her as actually I was a bit flattered and later I checked the mirror to try to see what she saw.  Could be my chest/breasts are showing more (Was wearing a bra but straps were almost impossible to detect), earrings, hair, wore unisex clothing - still in acceptable unisex look. 
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  4. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Pinterest and other social media   

    Recently I was on Pinterest with my own place using my name "Dawn."  I coded myself as Transgender.  I built a couple of boards - one called the "blur of gender" and another about feminine looking men and boys.  Two weeks ago I was kicked out of Pinterest.  I contested the action and the only reply I got was to read their rules; really.  Was it my boards? Did I misrepresent myself.  Was it a pin or pins I got from someone else that was considered offensive?   There is transgender info in Pinterest so I am confused to where I may have gone wrong. I sent a second request for clarification and so far no reply.  Does anyone have experience with Pinterest?  I really liked the site but think it might not be transgender friendly.  Dawn
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  5. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: 20,000 views   

    When I say it is all me - I mean the breast and hair growth is real.  I am wearing a shaping sports bra with normal padding.  So neat as I do not have to wear breast forms any more.  Dawn
     
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  6. Dawn13 added a blog entry in Dawn's Blog   

    20,000 views
    Over 20,000 views of my site.  This count is mind boggling.  Maybe I can be a good influence to those I impact.  Dawn
    Added - this is all me - wearing a sports bra and a nice running outfit - Showing two early photos to now - Can anyone see why I might be first seen as a woman now?
    This photo represents the best of how I feel and look today.  I have changed quite a bit since I joined this site. Lost weight, longer hair, pierced ears, some breast growth, smooth small and shapely muscles, beard gone.  I have reshaped and modified myself as much as I could with out going through extensive surgeries.  Now much more feminine in body I am and much more aware of my being transgender.  I love it when I look and feel like a woman.  This is where I am and I think this is where I will remain.  I expect I will take a few more steps toward physical and inward beauty. (Ask me)  Thanks to all of you who have positively critiqued my photos,logs and blogs.  I love and respect to all of you - Dawn

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  7. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: I Don't Care Much for Myself Tonight   

    Hello Emma,
    I care about as you have cared about me.
    I noticed you were having issues with your electrolysis.  When I last had it done, the better electrologist (However more expensive) I went to used a cooling gel and it helped a lot. I had my chest done my face and my legs. It was expensive and I quit the treatments when all my dark face hair was gone.  I took electrolysis for about two years.  I still have about 3000 hairs left on my face as I even plucked the remaining ones a couple of times, but they are all white and easily shaved and when shaved I have no shadow at all.  So the electrolysis was worth it.  I share your issues with losing hair.  In a few weeks I will be starting hair therapy. 
    I also go to a therapist and the goal is currently to help my marriage while accepting that I am Transgender.  Have I not been trying to salvage a happy home relationship I am sure I would transition completely. 
    So I am hoping and thinking about you and your path - some things we share and others not - wishing you love and support along your way.  Dawn
     
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  8. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: How many times have you been mistaken as a girl   

    I have posted several photos of the look I achieved with my Dicks Sportswear - here is one of my favorite ones
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  9. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    My mail box is full - will try to empty it tomorrow.  Dawn
     
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  10. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    Monica,  Bonnie has some good points.  You must follow the course of your heart.  I am a moral person but I also understand that I am transgender, finally not lying to myself anymore.  The love I share with my wife is real and is unconditional.  Do we agree on everything = no.  When we married she did not know I was transgender but we have worked it out.  I am as close to being female as I dare to be and still keep family and friends.  A compromise - yes.  If I had known what I now know about myself I would likely be female today; would have transitioned as a youth.  More soon  - have to go again  -- Dawn
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  11. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    Quick note to Bonnie - will try to meet you in SL - Do you have a blog I can go to?  Dawn
     
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  12. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    Finally I have some time to respond.  I really do believe in the friendship and companionship aspect of life.  This means a kiss and hug, a laugh together, some shared memories.  A true friend is forever - my wife - and I have been together for 40 years and we are firstly just friends.  I have almost 100 other friends I have strong ties to.  I kind of collect my friendships.  Some know of my transgender leanings others do not.
    About shorter relationships these all need to be friendships to succeed. The first aspect of being a friend is acceptance and realistic expectations.  One does not try to make a friend someone they are not.  If you have quirkiness that is you, who you are, this is usually the last thing a friend considerers - this may be something you joke about and actually could draw you closer, as all of us who are real have our quirks.  I hope this helps.  I know you through your writings to be a wonderful person well deserving of many good comments and relationships.  Best to you.    Dawn 
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  13. Dawn13 added a comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    Companionship a issue - the need to share one's life  ... Thanks Monica for asking me to respond - As it is late I will sleep on this and definitely share my thoughts with you tomorrow.  I think you are a wonderful person deserving of love and compassion.  The other things you mention; the you of you, these are factors of relationships but are not the drivers.  See you tomorrow.  Best to you - Dawn
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  14. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Apologies for the Interruption   

    Mike - Thanks for working this. The photos I can now load I am sure are lower quality because of my having to lower the resolution.  Still I am able to post.  Thanks again  - Dawn
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  15. Dawn13 added a post in a topic: Dress size???   

    Some thought about your great question - I guess I am very fortunate; if I am unisex dressed; ponytail, earrings, unisex glasses and jeans/shirts and start looking in the women's section in the store I am usually coded as a woman.  It is my own nerves and my voice that can give me away but not even that seems to make a big difference.  (Stats - I am 5'7.5" currently 158.  When I am at my optimum diet weight, lowest 138 - Funny I am between a size 8 to 10 women's dress). 
    One time I was shopping and I actually had some women's sports items I was carrying that I was considering and the store clerk asked me if I needed to try them on and without pause led me to one of the women's dressing rooms.  Interesting is I have had this occur several times.  The plus is, often I will enter a dressing room full of discarded items and if they are my size I try all of them on.
    A lot of times I will scope out an item in a store and then buy it on line.  I have had to return a couple of items; tops/skirts, and I have never had a problem. I don't even hide my male name and I am quite sure most of the sales staff knows I am a feminine male.  My favorite dresses are ones I have bought through e-Bay.
    Does this give you another answer to your question?  Below is my favorite dress - size 8 - an eBay purchase.  "Proof in pudding."
    Best to you - Dawn
     
     

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