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Annah

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  • Birthday 08/28/1974

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    http://myjourneymytransition.blogspot.com/

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    Lancaster, PA
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    Music, violin, movies, games!

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  1. Thanks for the add hun =)

  2. just wanted to drop in and say hello hun I hope all is well with you take care ok

  3. just wanted to drop in and say hello hun I hope all is well with you take care ok

  4. Lori

    Happy Birthday Annah!!

  5. And I work there part time while I go to school. It's a nice place to buy clothing. Their dresses are very cute!
  6. Yeah I meant Hz! LOL please check out Michelle Phan. That girl is talented. And yea, my makeup is not expensive at all. I spend VERY little per month on makeup (maybe 15 dollars....max). My eyeliner is like 5 bucks and masscara is 6 bucks. I bought a set of brushes at Target for 9 bucks. I don't buy the 30 dollar MAC make up brushes or anything like that. For me, at least, I find my make up to be nice without having to spend hundreds of dollars. To give you an idea (i wear makeup every day): I have about 50 dollars in eye shadows. Thats 8 "kits" (each kit has 4 colors to apply at the same time)and all 8 kits has lasted me well over a year now...and I wear eyeshadow every blessed day. I buy a 5 dollar liquid eyeliner once every 3 months. I buy a 6 dollar Masscara (Maybelline) once every 3 months My foundation and powder is 7 dollars each and lasts 2 months I have a lot of lipgloss. Each one is 5 dollars from Hardcandy. Cute as hell colors too. Ive had them for 8 months now and i only replaced two. So contrary to popular transgender belief, one does not need to spend a lot of money on makeup. I saw a 80 dollar transgender makeup starter kit from another website and almost cringed. The web owner probably spent 20 dollars max on the whole thing.
  7. Shoes Wigs Accessories Online Sizing Guides Cosmetics Voice Training Binders and Undergarments Breast Prostheses Transgender Counseling Physicians and Medical Services Facial Reconstruction This is a really good thread. I can share, based on my experiences, some good places but remember everyone is different so what may really work for me may not work for others. Shoes When it comes to shoes, I find that the "Shoe Dept", "Sears", and even "Payless" to be wonderful resources for footwear. I usually stay away from very expensive shoe places because I can get a similiar pair of shoes at Sears for 80% cheaper and they lasts twice as long. Wigs I never had any personal experiences with wigs but I have some good friends who highly recommend Wigs.com. The prices are affordable and the wigs are increadibly life like. I've seen some girls wear wigs that really looks like a costume wig but at wigs.com i really cannot tell when the girl wears it unless she tells me. When you wear a wig make sure you get one that works well with your face. Many of these sites will also have a list of perferred face shapes for that specific wig. Accessories I just go to the mall for that and get things that are on sell! Online Sizing Guide Admin provided a good link in the other thread Cosmetics I've seen girls spend a small fortune on make up from transgender websites. I find this to be unnecessary. I buy my make up at Pharmacy stores like Rite Aid and also WalMart. My foundation and powder are Maybelline, my Mascara is Maybelline too. My eyeliner is liquid and it's from Hard Candy. My eye shadow is Maybelline, Revlon and Hard Candy, my glitter is Hard Candy, and my lip gloss is Hard Candy. My makeup isn't really expensive at all and I use just average brushes and sponges. I'm sure more expensive makeup is nice but I get just as good results from less expensive brands. Also, I use youtube.com when I first started to transition for make up tutorials. I often used Cis Gendered girls videos for the make up tips. I have nothing against transgender make up video tutorials at all but from the ones I have seen those videos were not that great and the make up results weren't the best. Youtube Michelle Phan. She has 153 videos and this girl is TALENTED. She does makeup tutorials for literally every occasion. For example, one video of hers has over 5 million views. Not too shabby for "how to do your eye shadow for clubbing" and she nails it! Voice Training This is one of those things where "Your Mileage May Vary" is all too true. I tried Andrea James "Develop your feminine voice" and it didn't do anything for me at all. However, I know of some girls where it really worked for them. This is what I did: 1. Download a Spectogram. It's free and there's a lot of them if you have a PC. If you own a Mac, its very hard to find a free one. A Spectogram measures your voice in frequencies. A male voice is 70-150 mhz or so and a female is usually 175 to 256 mhz. My first step was to get the pitch that high and your program will help you get it there. 2. Buy a digital recorder. I got mine at Target for 15 dollars. By using a digital recorder, you can practice by hearing your voice and then making adjustments. 3. Practice your intonation and resonance. This is one of the most important steps for me because this is what gives your voice a feminine quality to it. This takes practice...well your whole voice will take practice. The best thing is to practice practice practice. 4. Avoid Falsetto. It's not good to sound like Mickey Mouse plus it damages your vocal cords. When I did voice training, I used CandiFLA on youtube. She had some really good tutorials on her youtube and they really worked for me....plus she is free. If you have money, then I would recommend Kathe Perez. She is a voice coach in Kansas City, MO and she can do personal face to face lessons or through the internet like skype. She is wonderful and you will get results. But she charges. This is me talking and just one year ago my voice was as deep as a man can get and I had a southern accent to boot! Binders and Undergarments I can't tell you much on the Binder arena Regarding panties and bras, I just go to target and buy packages of 6 for like 10 bucks. Concerning the sizing, this is by trial and error for me. The first time I bought a pair of panties, I really messed up the size and they looked like boxers lol. I wear a size 8 which is on the bigger side. Bras are the same way. You just got to try em on. Make sure you get some that fits you too! Even cis gendered females even mess up their sizes because of denial lol. They'll stretch their bands out so tight that when they are properly fitted, the fitter will tell them their sizes are actually 2 sizes larger than what they are wearing now. About cup size. Unless you have Breast Augmentation, Breast development through HRT or inserts, your cup size wont be important. Transgender Counseling When I first started to transition, I lived in an area that had ZERO gender therapists in a 75 mile radius. So I resorted to a therapist in Florida who counseled over the phone. She is wonderful and she is a licensed Psychiatrist with years of solid experience. She also charges very fairly. Her name is Dr Carol Clark and if you google her, she should be the first link. Give her a try. Physicians or Medical Services For endocrinologists, that is usually someone in your area who will do it. For SRS surgeons, you want one who is well known. Talk with other girls who had their surgeries and ask who their doctors were. Here is a list of docs I recommend (in order of excellance ..my opinion): 1. Dr. Suporn 2. Dr Brassard 3. Dr. McGinn 4. Dr. Kunaporn 5. Dr. Meltzer 6. Dr. Bowers 7. Dr. Reed There are tons more but these are from my experiences. Facial Reconstruction I haven't had any of that so I can't give any sound personal advice but I can tell you that Dr. O and Dr Spiegal are both really good surgeons.
  8. That is a wonderful chart for clothing. For me, when it comes to shoes, i just find it better to go into a store and try them on because shoes, depending on the manufacturer can be radically different. For example, I bought some heals that were a size 9 but my converse low tops (for women) were a size 8. And there are a pair of flats that are 9.5 lol. So shoes are pretty much everywhere. But the best rule of thumb from my experiences is that women shoes run about a size to a size and a half (or maybe two sizes) from a man shoe size. But yeah, the sizes can be everywhere. I learned the hard way ordering a pair of shoes online. Never had a good experience with that way!
  9. Annah

    Female Vocabulary

    I do it way too much. I need to find other phrases lol
  10. Annah

    Female Vocabulary

    Hmm thats a good question. Personally, I never use "terms of endearments" on anyone but my boyfriend and then it's only "sweetie." I never really gave it much thought. However, I have picked up on that a lot of TG girls use the word "hun" a lot when talking to people....well...at least in chat rooms and forums. I've sorta noticed the "hun" with transgender girls wayyyy back in AOL chatroom days. I once has a cisgender girlfriend who could always tell when a guy was pretending to be a girl (not a trans but just a guy poking his nose in a lesbian chat room) by their voncular usage of "hun." Actually, the only cisgender girls I ever seen use the word "hun" in real life are diner waitresses or maybe in terms of endearment. But in actual conversation (both in chat or in real life), Ive only seen that word attributed to the transgender community. Usually in the Male2Female arena. Other than that word, I can't think of anything else that we as a transgender community has copyrighted lol. I do know in reallife I use the word "like" wayyyy to much. And I also use "oh my gawd" a lot too lol. I guess we have our own quirks. Oh...and another transgender phrase i have noticed which has been picking up steam is "oh, YAY"
  11. Annah

    Shoes

    You can get some really nice shoes at Sears too. Real leather and very cute shoes and i dont spend more that 30 dollars on em. I wear those shoes at school and at work (retail in the mall) so i use them all the time and they've held out pretty well for almost a year now. They have cute heels too for about 30 dollars but you would only see me in heels at a funeral. I hate those shoes lol.
  12. wow that is crazIness!
  13. My name is Annah...not Kareal ;)

  14. Annah

    Becoming Chaz

    Your talking about Chaz Bono right? Wasn't 100% sure cuz you said "she." If you did I haven't purchased his book but ive met him a few times. He's a pretty awesome guy. Very humble and down to earth. Ill see if the documentary is being aired here in the US
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