Labels

The night I got to thinking* how many labels folk attach to themselves. My sister is religious with a capital R (you note I missed that off. Bu***r.) and my mate considers himself a biker. I wonder if they have a secret blog somewhere where they revell in their bikeriness or praise the virtues that faith can bring. Most trans blogs / web pages are pretty much sigular in their function…. [ aside: Well, maybe not completely singular: we do talk about dressing up, clothes *and* make-up. Jeez, it’s not like we’re obsessivly focused on one aspect of our personality or suchlike. 🙂 ] … in showing pictures to the world. How many go on to discuss the other parts […]

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Stuff and nonsense

It’s been rather heated on Roses’ forum recently. It seems history is repeating in the TS vs TV debate. Not so much Celebrity Deathmatch, moreover a discussion over the differences between a transvestite* and a transexual. In fairness to all parties, I don’t think the whole thing was a troll, but passions run deep on forums. From one perspective, crossdressing folk are, well, shallow creatures that prance about Emily Howard style in 6″ killer heels and bad lippy. From the other perspective, TS folk are holier-than-thou people who have a legitimate medical problem; they’re not pervs in a frock. In truth, none of these stereotypes are true. I think that we’re all on a sliding scale from the occasional cross […]

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All systems go

The Christmas fun and games are just about over. We’ve just about managed to cram the paper and boxes into the recyling bin. I woke up this morning to the industrial groaning of the bin lorry. I wonder if bin men get danger money for Christmas? 🙂 P. went out with her friend K. yesterday evening. I’d completely forgottern about it – and, bless her – she says laughing, “I’ll be back after 9.30 at the earliest – so have fun” and she gave the trunk in the spare room a kick. “Just make sure you get your eyeliner off this time!” That was a very welcome Xmas surprise and one I took complete advantage of! Unusally for me, I […]

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Shameless cut and paste

Firstly I must say thanks to Jo for letting her recycle the questions from her blog You can read her original article here. How long have you been dressing up as a girl? On and off – for quite a long time. My earliest recollection would be when I was at primary school. What’s that? About 8 or 10 or so? I don’t know why but I remember getting ready for bed and seeing a pair of mum’s tights fresh out of the laundry. I can remember wondering what the felt like and reaching for them… Ahhh, so began a drift to the Dark Side. 🙂 After that, wanting to dress up or being interested in girls’ – and later […]

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Walking, talking and (of course) shopping

Today’s been very interesting. I had the day off to go fix the car – that’s very rock and roll isn’t it? Well, if I’d driven it into a swimming pool, yes, I guess it would be. However, this time, it was merely a service.  But that did mean I had the day off 🙂 So what did I get up to? Firstly I got a fantastic new skirt from Matalan – a bargain at only 10 quid. I’m very pleased with that. I also got some earrings which – in a Blue Peter stylee – I’ve tweaked to fit to my small clip-on hoops. After that it was off home to try on my purchases and get dolled up. You can’t […]

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