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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #780 on: February 22, 2019, 02:25:33 pm »
This is funny...  My wife recently had to renew her driver's license.  When she opened the envelope containing her new card, she discovered that they listed her sex as "M"!  Now we have a matched set!   :D

I bet hers will be easier to correct than mine, though.  >:(
, now that's funny.

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #781 on: February 22, 2019, 03:37:20 pm »
This is funny...  My wife recently had to renew her driver's license.  When she opened the envelope containing her new card, she discovered that they listed her sex as "M"!  Now we have a matched set!   :D

I bet hers will be easier to correct than mine, though.  >:(

Wow! Somebody wasn't thinking were they! The wonderful Department of Motor Vehicles.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #782 on: March 06, 2019, 08:12:41 pm »
Hanging out backstage at the theatre with the cast.  Crew have to wear black.


I do lights and sound for them.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #783 on: March 06, 2019, 08:38:28 pm »
Hanging out backstage at the theatre with the cast.  Crew have to wear black.


I do lights and sound for them.

You may be crew, but you look like just one of the gang.
Your nice smile shows you are living life!

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #784 on: March 07, 2019, 06:14:01 pm »
Hanging out backstage at the theatre with the cast.  Crew have to wear black.


I do lights and sound for them.

Ah-ha. You didn't forget to blur the images in the mirror ;). They're still planning to get you out front right?

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #785 on: March 07, 2019, 07:07:56 pm »
Ah-ha. You didn't forget to blur the images in the mirror ;). They're still planning to get you out front right?
Well, I don't want to get sued. ;) 

There is one director in particular who jokingly suggests he would like to get me on stage.  I am not ruling it out categorically, but it would have to be a role I really felt strongly about doing.  It would be fun to blow people's minds by having a trans actor play a cis role, I suppose.  But I don't really want to do it.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #786 on: March 14, 2019, 11:41:27 am »
We get all wrapped up in the change-full-ness of transition.  It is easy to forget that people get used to us as we are and forget our transition.

Yesterday, I washed my primary wig, so I wore my secondary one to band practise.  At the break, one of the ladies in the band commented on my hair, that it looked lighter.  I know that she was a member before my transition, which was quite public within the band.  So, I assumed that she would remember my transition, and that it was obvious that I wore a wig.  I mentioned that I'd just washed my other hair and it was drying at home.

She was quite surprised, and said she hadn't realized that my hair was a wig.

It is actually kind of nice to be taken for granted like that!
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #787 on: March 14, 2019, 01:09:41 pm »
@KathyLauren
Dear Kathy:
Great news regarding your hair story....
I don't have the advantage of changing my hairstyles and color as easily as you described!!! :D
... and you look like a happy camper in the wonderful picture that you posted.... 

I agree that it is indeed very nice to be taken for granted as the women we have become!!!!

Thank you for sharing!!! 
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #788 on: March 14, 2019, 01:15:19 pm »
We get all wrapped up in the change-full-ness of transition.  It is easy to forget that people get used to us as we are and forget our transition.

Yesterday, I washed my primary wig, so I wore my secondary one to band practise.  At the break, one of the ladies in the band commented on my hair, that it looked lighter.  I know that she was a member before my transition, which was quite public within the band.  So, I assumed that she would remember my transition, and that it was obvious that I wore a wig.  I mentioned that I'd just washed my other hair and it was drying at home.

She was quite surprised, and said she hadn't realized that my hair was a wig.

It is actually kind of nice to be taken for granted like that!

Wow, that’s really nice! You’re about 6 months to a year ahead of me, and I haven’t yet gotten to the point where people have begun to forget about “him.” I so look forward to the day that I can leave that person behind, and everyone around me only knows my true self. Whether it’s possible to do it “in situ” or whether I’ll have to go elsewhere to make that happen remains to be seen. Congratulations for accomplishing it right where you are!


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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #789 on: March 14, 2019, 05:48:06 pm »
We get all wrapped up in the change-full-ness of transition.  It is easy to forget that people get used to us as we are and forget our transition.

Yesterday, I washed my primary wig, so I wore my secondary one to band practise.  At the break, one of the ladies in the band commented on my hair, that it looked lighter.  I know that she was a member before my transition, which was quite public within the band.  So, I assumed that she would remember my transition, and that it was obvious that I wore a wig.  I mentioned that I'd just washed my other hair and it was drying at home.

She was quite surprised, and said she hadn't realized that my hair was a wig.

It is actually kind of nice to be taken for granted like that!

I'm afraid I have forgotten that you wear a wig too. You look so good in it, when I first met you I thought you were cis.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #790 on: March 14, 2019, 07:48:55 pm »
I'm afraid I have forgotten that you wear a wig too. You look so good in it, when I first met you I thought you were cis.
Wait a second... We've met?  Where was I? ;)
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #791 on: March 15, 2019, 11:56:01 am »
Wait a second... We've met?  Where was I? ;)


Wait! What? I can't believe you don't remember! Just kidding. Yes dear, when I first met you at Susan's after you took you helmet off ;D
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #792 on: March 18, 2019, 09:16:54 pm »
Hi Kathy,

I must admit that I never thought of you wearing wig, and we have met face to face!

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #793 on: March 21, 2019, 01:38:12 pm »
I had an interesting experience at the electrocutioner today.  I enjoyed it!!  :o  ;D

A few weeks ago, she had suggested getting my eyebrows done.  Getting them zapped and done forever sounded much better than having them waxed every month or two, so today, I rubbed Emla into them before my appointment and covered them up.

The pain level was mild.  The fun part was the feeling of someone working on my face for the purpose of beautifying me.  Ooh, how nice!  I can see now why women go to spas.

After working on my brows for a while, she went on to other areas of my face.  Pretty routine stuff.  I got very mellow listening to music on the headphones and didn't pay much attention at all to the zaps, even the painful ones.  But all the time, I had a warm fuzzy feeling from being pampered earlier.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #794 on: March 21, 2019, 02:37:47 pm »
I had an interesting experience at the electrocutioner today.  I enjoyed it!!  :o  ;D

A few weeks ago, she had suggested getting my eyebrows done.  Getting them zapped and done forever sounded much better than having them waxed every month or two, so today, I rubbed Emla into them before my appointment and covered them up.

The pain level was mild.  The fun part was the feeling of someone working on my face for the purpose of beautifying me.  Ooh, how nice!  I can see now why women go to spas.

After working on my brows for a while, she went on to other areas of my face.  Pretty routine stuff.  I got very mellow listening to music on the headphones and didn't pay much attention at all to the zaps, even the painful ones.  But all the time, I had a warm fuzzy feeling from being pampered earlier.


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Dear Kathy:
Exactly the same for me... when I get my hair styled, get a mani/pedi, get hair removal touched up, etc, etc

I usually get drowsy and could easily fall asleep I am so relaxed from being pampered!!!
A wonderful feeling for sure.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #795 on: March 21, 2019, 08:09:09 pm »
Same here!  I had my hair cut and colored today, and between the conversation I could just dose off.  Ahhhh! 

My electrologist had started my brows but I preferred she spend the time on my face and neck.  I continue to "self prune" but will get back to them soon!
But now old friends they're acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #796 on: March 25, 2019, 04:54:58 pm »
I had an interesting experience at the electrocutioner today.  I enjoyed it!!  :o  ;D

A few weeks ago, she had suggested getting my eyebrows done.  Getting them zapped and done forever sounded much better than having them waxed every month or two, so today, I rubbed Emla into them before my appointment and covered them up.

The pain level was mild.  The fun part was the feeling of someone working on my face for the purpose of beautifying me.  Ooh, how nice!  I can see now why women go to spas.

After working on my brows for a while, she went on to other areas of my face.  Pretty routine stuff.  I got very mellow listening to music on the headphones and didn't pay much attention at all to the zaps, even the painful ones.  But all the time, I had a warm fuzzy feeling from being pampered earlier.

That's a good idea Kathy. I just got my eyebrows waxed and tinted two weeks ago. I got a prescription for BLT from my PCP. My insurance doesn't cover it so it cost me over $120 for 60 grams. I'll save it for the more #%$SENSITIVE*&^% areas and stick with EMLA for the other areas.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #797 on: March 31, 2019, 06:45:22 am »
Me being visible for TDoV.  I wore my triangle trans pendant to the theatre cast & crew party, where it didn't draw any comments but was noticed.  I'll be wearing a pin with a rainbow in trans flag colours to today's set build for the next play.

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #798 on: March 31, 2019, 08:38:03 am »
@KathyLauren
Dear Kathy:
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your beautiful picture.... 
How did the cast and crew party go for you ???

Again, thank you for your post.
Hugs and best wishes,
Danielle


Me being visible for TDoV.  I wore my triangle trans pendant to the theatre cast & crew party, where it didn't draw any comments but was noticed.  I'll be wearing a pin with a rainbow in trans flag colours to today's set build for the next play.



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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #799 on: March 31, 2019, 09:47:21 am »
Me being visible for TDoV.  I wore my triangle trans pendant to the theatre cast & crew party, where it didn't draw any comments but was noticed.  I'll be wearing a pin with a rainbow in trans flag colours to today's set build for the next play.



Very nice! And I love those socks!

I’m wearing my “Pleiades Necklace,” which has the trans flag colors, though there’s really nothing special about that. I wear it nearly every day.



The picture is taken in my camper because I’m working at the Sun-N-Fun airshow for the next week. Practically everyone here knows my story, so you can’t get much more visible than that!


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