As you regulars here in Cyrsti's Condo know, Pat is a regular contributor in our "comments" sections and should have a 2014 resolution to start her own blog. She addresses a particular niche in our community of a person who navigates somewhere in between a cross dresser and the bottom transgender threshold. If indeed she took off to her own blog, I indeed would miss her comments for two reasons:
The first is she makes sense, the second is I need her material on days I can't think of anything to write about. Yes, that does happen!
Here are examples. Sometime ago Pat pointed out : One of the benefits of being a CD or even a TG is the ability to change sizes, shapes, etc. I am essentially a CD so I find I can pick from several different bras of varying construction and dimension and then pick what to use to fill them with. I have a large set of silicon breasts as well as a smaller rounder set. I have a few sets of foam inserts, some chicken cutlets and a few home made forms. I also like the ability to pick a wig and change my look in that fashion.
So true! On occasion before I became a transgender "citizen" I remember the good old days when I could pick from several wigs and looks! I lived in my mirror (which lied to me continually) before I went out the door. Being told what I wanted to hear was wonderful, until I got laughed at in the first store I went to. Dammit! I wasn't the sexy woman the mirror told me I was?
As Cyrsti took on a life of her own, people I knew picked up on the image of who I was on a day to day basis. Also the more full time I became, like any genetic woman, the time and effort to put my best foot forward to the world just had to be streamlined. You have seen my last picture, the no photo shopped, the no glamour boutique photo. It was just me, not giving Jennifer Aniston a run for her money! I catch myself muttering the same thing a few of the women I have been close to during my life said "well, it doesn't get any better than this, let's go."
Which brings us back to the idea of "Drag and the Transgender Woman". Many times I have written how much fun it was to do drag again at a gay venue in the past and I have an idea to take that a step further in 2014!