A fistful of win


Last night was a meeting at Chams and through some good luck, I was fairly early. Unusually it was quite a quiet event given the high attendance last time. So it goes sometimes!

As I got changed I had to go back to my you-need-to-cut-down corset. I think one too many ice creams haven’t helped and despite trying to, well, cut down a bit, I feel I’m not losing the weight yet. Must try harder. Still, at least my bloke jeans aren’t too snug, so maybe things are just going slowly.

I don’t know about you, but I have some goto cosmetics that I love to use. As part of that learning process, I’ve bought a few things that either haven’t quite worked or that I’ve since found something better. To that end, I chucked out a lip stain, two blushers, and a pair of eyeshadow palettes. I’m really loving an old Urban Decay set for my eyes, and I think at some point I’ll have to track down those favourites and stock up. But, if they’re too pricey, I might take a spin on Nyx. As I passed the waste paper basket later, I did wonder what the Centre’s cleaners think when they take out the rubbish. 🙂

As to the evening itself, Trend Co visited, so we had the pleasure and expertise of Nicola and Steph. There might not have been a huge number of us that night, but I saw at least six people sporting new hairstyles by the end of the night. That made me feel good about the evening: Nicola & Steph make a few sales, get to have a chat, and the Chams folk get great services and products. That’s a fistful of win in my book. 🙂 I know online can be cheaper, but I don’t think you get the same service as you do in person. If there’s a wig vendor near you, trust me, they’re wise to people like us and you’ll not surprise them.

I saw a few wigs that tempted me but I hung back to make sure everyone else got a good look. Instead, I was Executive Beverage Delivery Agent, so I was glad of my Birkenstocks 🙂 On a run between kitchen and bar area, one new member popped in to say hi. S has been emailing a few times and like a lot of folks starting out, she needed a little help in being reassured about the evening and she also didn’t have everything just yet. No judgement, just observation. Anyway, by the end of the night, S had new hair and tried on a number of styles until she found something that was more her. Not bad for a first night out, I’d say! 🙂


In other news I’m applying for funding for the group and I’m going that will help us reduce the attendance fees, maybe even buy some things like a tall mirror or something to help with photos. There are also two training events on the cards and if we can get those sorted, it will all help.

Pride is revving up in town so it’ll be interesting to see where that goes. I won’t be attending, but a girl can dream, right? Maybe one day.

Oh and the Co-Op has released an advert featuring a transwoman and some of the money from the strawberry sales will go to help other trans groups.

There are, of course, a few people who are less than happy about it, but I think that will always be the case. Still, props to the Co-op for taking the risk.

Femulate: So long, thanks for all the posts

Lastly, I’d just like to give a shout-out to Stan’s for her hard work in keeping her Femulate blog going. Not only for such a length of time but also so frequently. To think that all those multiple updates a week were pretty much from one person. But, I guess all good things come to an end, as they say. So long, Mrs, enjoy your retirement.

Take care,


  1. Looking good, and very summery. Either that's a really good corset or you don't really need one. A lot of girls would envy you that waist.
    I saw that Co-op ad a couple of times in the last two days and it only really registered the second time around. Good for them.

    1. Thanks Susie. It's a good corset and the hip padding helps by increasing the lower curves. Well, the curves in the right way. Pre-shapewear there were curves, just not in the right direction! 🙂

      I did drop the Co-Op an email and I got a reply from one of their staff – a transman – and he said he felt it was important to write back to say what the organisation are up to. Sounds good to me!

  2. Looking lovely Lynn in the photo, what ever you use, corset – pads, it works very well! Great to see the Co-Op ad it can only do good in the long run, and I have to say well done to them!

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