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Offline Kendra

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Re: My Journey Begins
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2017, 11:01:07 am »
Wow - that is so awesome and kind of your counselor.  Very glad your first meeting went well! 

New Hampshire license plates have a rather bold statement printed on them.  Although that statement was adopted in 1945 from an 1809 quote I'll hijack it here and say we can all hope to Live Free - and if possible, do it and experience the freedom of living life as our true selves.  I know from personal experience some of the best things in life require effort and adjustment but is soooo worth it. 

This weekend I visited the other place I call home - located on the other side of the mountains, far from Seattle.  I am in a rock band there, and if you look at the map Roslyn, Washington State is a former coal mining town near farming communities and other places you wouldn't think are very diverse.  I spent time in town and on stage presenting female for the first time and experienced nothing but positive reaction - not a single problem, even in a small isolated town. 
Assigned male at birth 1963.  Decided I wanted to be a girl in 1971.  Laser 2014-16, electrolysis 2015-17, blepharoplasty 2016, HRT July 2017. 

Offline JessiCalypsoƸ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

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Re: My Journey Begins
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2017, 10:26:47 am »
Thanks, me too! He's fantastic, as is everyone that works there. It's not like most methadone clinics. They actually care, try to keep doses low, & really help when you're ready to taper down. Most places try to keep you on it, they don't want to lose $...
I LOVE what you said about our state motto!! Never thought of it like that! Wish everyone in this state felt that way... The trans woman i knew I met in jail (I did 30 days for a drug charge, don't want anyone to think I'm a BAD person!), & I was 1 of 3 people (out of 40) that was friends w/ her... & everyone else was sooo mean to her! The things they said to/about her were so horribly cruel it literally made me sick to my stomach... & People actually wanted to HURT her too!! I just cant understand why people feel that way... I'm definitely going to relocate to somewhere more tolerant!
As for going on stage, you're SO brave! That's FANTASTIC that you were able to do that without any negativity!! I'm very happy for you! Was it hard to go on stage? Were you nervous? I'd be terrified to do it as a male, say nothing of as female!!

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Re: My Journey Begins
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2017, 11:28:03 pm »
I haven't had stage fright in years - might be similar to going out in public as true gender, first few times I thought the entire planet was staring at me but after awhile it started to feel natural.  I didn't expect problems on stage but thought I would run into a few rude reactions doing regular things in a small town.  Everyone was very supportive, didn't notice or didn't care.
Assigned male at birth 1963.  Decided I wanted to be a girl in 1971.  Laser 2014-16, electrolysis 2015-17, blepharoplasty 2016, HRT July 2017. 

Offline JessiCalypsoƸ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

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Re: My Journey Begins
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2017, 08:28:29 am »
I haven't had stage fright in years - might be similar to going out in public as true gender, first few times I thought the entire planet was staring at me but after awhile it started to feel natural.  I didn't expect problems on stage but thought I would run into a few rude reactions doing regular things in a small town.  Everyone was very supportive, didn't notice or didn't care.
That's awesome! The times are definitely changing, finally! How long were you doing HRT before you presented as female for the first time? I'm wicked nervous about it... Only been on HRT for a week, & I'm planning to wait a few months until I start to look more feminine. Luckily I already have rather feminine facial features. I can't wait! I'm trying to be patient; "After all," I keep telling myself, "I've waited for this my whole life, what's another few months?" But now that I've finally started I'm eager for results!

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Re: My Journey Begins
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2017, 10:40:44 am »
I occasionally went out in public dressed female two years before I started HRT.  Actually 3 or 4 years prior but I don't count freaky holidays like Halloween or private events, or brief trips in the car with the windows rolled up.  What I count is walking down the sidewalk and doing regular things.  Going to a restaurant, grocery shopping, etc. 

At my first endocrinologist visit I dressed female and stopped at the pharmacy on my way home.  Photo in this thread, reply #12.  That's the last photo I have before starting HRT.   

One month before starting HRT I flew to Las Vegas for a day trip with no back-up (male) clothes - just my ID, credit cards and a small amount of makeup.  Zero problems, most people didn't notice or care.  I see a pattern here.
Assigned male at birth 1963.  Decided I wanted to be a girl in 1971.  Laser 2014-16, electrolysis 2015-17, blepharoplasty 2016, HRT July 2017. 

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Re: My Journey Begins
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2017, 01:21:34 pm »
So glad you were comfortable It's a different world on the East side of the Cascades.
Dawn Oday

It just feels right   :icon_hug: :icon_hug: :icon_kiss: :icon_kiss: :icon_kiss:

First indication I was different- 1956 kindergarten
First crossdress - Asked mother to dress me in sisters costumes  Age 7
First revelation - 1982 to my present wife
First time telling the truth in therapy June 15, 2016
Start HRT Aug 2016
First public appearance 5/15/17




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