Wedsday , August 5th is an anniversary

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This Weds day, is really special to me . It is my 1 year anniversary of being published in a "Mainstream"  publication as Ellen . Now I know Style Weekly magazine isn't really a huge deal unless yer in Richmond Virginia . Still, I'm the magazines FIRST Non Drag , full Time Trans woman .

I first got wind of the Story , Self Serve by Dale Brumfield on Tuesday morning August 4th 2014 ON -Line ! I figured if the Net had it , Style was hitting at least Down Town Richmond . ITWAS! I got to an inner city Kroger grocery store  , grabbed a handful and tore the paper to see myself on page 19 -21.. I nearly fainted as I was crying for joy . People were now walking over the paper stand in curiosity as I began signing autographs ! Yes, the Capital of the Confederacy, the paper that was formed back in 1981 to be an "Arts " paper to Yuppie silver spoon Richmonder's had finally cut the rope and published a most controversial biography of me, my childhood , and how I got into architectural modeling .

From L 2 R Ellen Shaver with the model of the Triangle Filling station , photo by Scott Elmquist  photo of Triangle Filling station , photo of Dale Brumfield and Ellen Shaver , Ellen Shaver and Dale Brumfield after the first interview to do the story

 

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Ellen Shaver , Dale Brumfield , the interview for the up coming article in Style Weekly , Self Serve 7-21-2014.jpg

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Happy Anniversary, Ellen. Well deserved I will say. 

 

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Congrats Ellen

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Hiya Ellen. I have only just seen this. ( Sorry ! ) Ellen, Many Congratulations Love. You ARE a Great Lady. May You go from Strength to Strength !  You Inspire A Lot of People Ellen. Good On You. I Love the Photograph's, The bottom one - The Lady In Red. That IS Lovely. Ellen, I Am in the Early Day's of My MtoF Transitioning Journey, but, If I Look half as good as You after GRS/SRS, I will be Happy. Once again Ellen, Many Congratulations. Take Care, and My Very Best Wishes, Stephanie. xoxo

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Stepanie , thank you so very much for the kind words . This year , I turn 65 , REALLY ! 

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Hiya Ellen. You are very Welcome Sweetie. You Do NOT Look Anywhere near 65. Ellen Shaver, one very Pretty, Beautiful Lady !  Ellen, You DO Look Very Proud, in All of Your Photograph's, and I say Justifiably so, too !  I have Not had any Photograph's, knowingly taken Yet, Since Coming-Out as Transsexual, 4 1/2 Month's Ago, I have wanted My Hair to grow a little bit longer, before getting Photographed ! Ellen, Speak Soon, Take Care, and Very Best Wishes. Stephanie. xx 

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Stephanie , to "Rip off " a Texas hero of mine Edie Chiles , former CEO of the Western Companies , former Texas Ranger baseball owner , he would say in commericals , "I'M MAD! 

These thought provoking 90 second spots were always COMMON sense and yes, often times Conservative . Now I know the word Conservative is a "Dirty word " In LGBT . Well, I consider myself a conservative because of my run in's with authority and government coming along . 

When I got serious as to "Comming out in 1993 , I knew I had "Hit bottom " I was on the brink of a suicide and a Pre Op Trans woman therapist honestly talked me out of it . She showed me possibilities I wasn't aware of as the world had changed greatly since I was told to NEVER SAY A WORD back in 1957 or my interview with Christine Jorgensen in 1973 . I was looking at a Prison term living "Closeted " I had practiced "Real world " wardrobe and I had been an advertising student in college . These things combined made for a path to be the Lady I dreamed of becoming . 

Taking a critical look at wardrobe , I began to select clothes that were "Classic " and not trendy . The same went with make up techniques . I watched Cis women in action and did my best to duplicate those moves . In time , I found women who were able to observe me and I told them in no uncertain terms , BE HARD ! In the Movie business, we call this , "Practicing your craft ". 

Taking all these small steps , I began to make my self public . At first , it was a Lesbian bar . Then , an accepting church . Soon it was the Book store , the Post Office , even resturants where , GASP , "Straight " people were ! Now this didn't come overnight , NO WAY! It came about because as Edie Chiles was so fond of saying , "I'm Mad " 

 

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Hiya Ellen. I Came-Out as Transsexual, on 30th. April, 2015. Then on the 1st. May, 2015, I started Fully, Full-Time, Female-Dressing, and Living. I even started Going Fully Dressed, Out In Public, on 1st. May, 2015, as well. Now that was Slightly Daunting, but, It Does Not Worry Me. I have got a lot of supportive Friends, Luckily !  I Know Ellen, that You had a Tough Time, having read Everything that You have Written. Ellen Sweetheart, You ARE Lovely, and as I said before, if, at the end of My GRS/SRS, in the Future, if I Look Half As Good As You, I Will Be Happy. When I say that Ellen, I Mean It Sincerely. Ellen Shaver, You ARE a Beautiful, Pretty, Lady.  Ellen, I have A Massive Respect for You My Lovely.  Ellen, Keep Smiling, Take Care, and My Very Best Wishes, Stephanie. xx

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Congratulations Ellen!

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