MonicaPz

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About MonicaPz

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  • Birthday 01/19/1958

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Beacon NY
  • Interests Am a CG Lesbian with an open mind. Have had many TG friends when I lived in Florida. Exploring art. Enjoy coffee houses with live music. Visit museums and art galleries. Am on disability, using a cane. Sedate but have an active mind.

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  1. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Flowering   

    Dear MichelleLea,
    Concerning wigs and hairpieces, be aware that ONE THIRD of cisgender women wear them!
    Monica
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  2. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Working   

    Dear MichelleLea,
    Just finished my research for transgender resources in Broward County and found that they all are "for profit."
    If anyone knows of non-profit transgender support in Broward County, please let MichelleLea and I know.
    Please check the resources I gave you, and, if they don't know, ask them for a referral.  Sometimes it takes one person referring to another person, and that person referring to a third person, etc.
    Things have changed in the 15 years since I lived in Tampa Bay, but I still think they are worth the trip!
    Orlando has some outstanding transgender support and social groups, and if you are interested, let me know.
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  3. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Working   

    Dear MichelleLea,
    You may want to check these out:
    Trans*Talk St. Pete
    MTF Group:  2nd Wednesday of the month
    7 - 8:30 P.M.
    Tel:  727-321-3854 (call for address and directions)
     
    Coffee & "T"
    LGBT Welcome Center
    2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
    6 - 8 P.M.
    LGBT Welcome Center
    2227 Central Ave.
    St. Petersburg, Florida
    727-201-4925
    Will research resources in Broward County soon.
    Yours truly,
    Monica
     
     
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  4. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Working   

    Dear MichelleLea,
    First, please accept my condolences on the loss of your wife.  Let me assure you that she very likely was attracted to your gentle feminine energy, although she may not have been conscious of that.  
    Second, until 15 years ago, I used to live in Tampa Bay, Florida, for 35 years.  As recently as a few years ago, I know they had a very trans-friendly Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), one of the 10 largest in the world (taking up an entire city block) on U.S. 19 and Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida.  
    Also, there is a cross dresser support group and transsexual support group (yes, they not only get along but enjoy each other's company!), meeting monthly in St. Petersburg, Florida.  There is also a social group that welcomes BOTH transsexuals AND cross dressers, and they have wonderful activities monthly, such as going to the mall, followed by dining out, etc.
    There is a transsexual support group that meets monthly in Clearwater, Florida.
    Will try to get you some contacts within the week.
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  5. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: A work in progress   

    Dear MichelleLea,
    If I may throw in my two cents here, please be careful to use quality cosmetics, as I fear you may develop an allergy to them.
    Don't know why, I have developed an allergy to ALL cosmetics, including the highest quality cosmetics, except for lipstick, (I get angry red hives all over my face), as well as I am allergic to hair coloring and perming solution (I can't enter most hair salons from the odor).
    When I was in Tampa Bay, Florida, after or before the support group meetings, we would have a "girls' night out," where we would go to the mall and have makeup applied as well as get instruction on how to properly apply makeup.  
    Tampa Bay (Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa) had such a T/LGB friendly community you could literally go to a support group once a week if you wanted to!  Am sure it is still the same way today.
    Many of the transgender conferences offer free seminars and classes about how to use makeup, dress, and female deportment.  If you can make one of these, you will find it well worth your while.
    As for clothing, thrift stores a good bet, some being better than others.
    There are two wonderful women's clothing catalogs that I highly recommend:
    http://www.roamans.com
    http://www.womanwithin.com
    On our home page, if you look for "Resources" on the header, there will be a drop-down that you can click on that will list all the transgender support groups in the U.S. and even overseas.  You should be no more than a couple of hours drive from your nearest transgender support group.
    Your friend,
    Monica
     
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  6. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Typical Saturday--mostly   

    Dear MichelleLea,
    Have found as I got older, starting in my 50's, that I get up about 3 AM to use the bathroom.  Almost always, once I get up, I "putter around," doing small chores and prepping for the morning, Sometimes I watch television for an hour or so instead, or in addition, then I go back to bed.  
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  7. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Housekeeping   

    Dear MichelleLea and Bree,
    About my housekeeping . . . I am very clean due to severe allergies.  If I acquire a stain and can change my clothes, I do so, as I attempt to treat the stain as soon as possible with liquid Tide (any type) directly on the stain, which almost always come out in the wash.  
    Do a "deep clean" once a week with the help of my home attendant, where we work side by side.
    Must confess I "cheat" and wear my socks, shorts/pants and shirt/blouse several days in a row unless I acquire a stain or perspire heavily and/or acquire an odor.
    As for women's cleanliness and frequency of changing clothes, from the point of view of a cisgender mid-butch Lesbian, who has been around many Straight and Lesbian women, this is a very individual thing, but, in general, feminine women are cleaner and change their clothes more often (according to the occasion).
    When I was in my relationship of ten years, we were friends with three other couples, and the fems couldn't wait to get to work on helping their butches with the diet, cleanliness and fashion!
    Yours truly,
    Monica
     
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  8. MonicaPz added a post in a topic: Mental Health Professionals   

    Dear Chrissy and Emma,
    Have been in therapy for various reasons off and on in my life, (not gender related) both face to face and through the telephone.  
    Prefer face to face, but if I can't find a good therapist locally, which often happens in small towns, then I resort to therapy on the telephone, which I find just as good.
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  9. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Is There A Place For Short-Term Relationships?   

    Dear Stephani,
    Have grown a lot since being here on TGGuide.
    You and many others are my real friends.
    Thank you for being so supportive.
    Yours truly,
    Monica
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  10. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Happy Ending   

    Dear Charlotte,
    Chuckled watching a nice looking couple getting "slimed."  Would have given anything to be the "slimer."  LOL!
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  11. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Ups and Downs   

    Dear Charlotte and Emma,
    There have been some situations where people AT FIRST supported a transgendered person, but then changed their mind (probably under pressure from their family and friends).
    This has also happened to me as a Lesbian.
    Yours truly,
    Monica
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  12. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: Next step...hair   

    Dear Ladies,
    Please keep in mind that ONE OUT OF THREE adult cisgender women wear wigs or hair pieces.
    Have experimented with wearing a wig.  The wig flattered me very much and was much more attractive than my natural hair.  Wore it daily but kept very good care of it.  Sadly, even though it was an $85.00 wig, I had to give it up, because the wig only lasted three months, which would have been financially prohibitive for me.
    By the way, artificial hair wigs are much more comfortable than natural hair wigs, in my experience, and just as natural looking.  Also, I think artificial hair wigs seem to stand up to wear and tear better than natural hair wigs.
    Yours truly,
    Monica
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  13. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: NY Pride - reflections   

    Dear Chrissy,
    Loved your T-Shirts.  
    Watched the NYC Pride on TV and I look forward to many more televised Prides!  
    A Gaymale friend of mine went to the NYC Pride in person and, as always, he absolutely loved it.  He never misses it.
    Feel the NYC Pride is BOTH a march AND a parade!
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  14. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry: "Meet Emma": My Coming Out Email   

    AWESOME!  REQUIRED READING AND VIEWING FOR EVERYONE!
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  15. MonicaPz added a post in a topic: MS Man Sentenced for Hate Crime   

    Emma and Mike,
    Your pages are no longer available.
    Monica
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