Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest jennifer_m

update

Recommended Posts

Guest jennifer_m

hi, i'm not sure if anyone here remembers me, but i thought i'd post an update since i've been here last.

i haven't been able to find a GT in my city yet, the closest one was a 1h commute on public transit... and i still haven't come out to my mother yet.

but what i did do, was find someone who can help me along my journey. i had taken out an ad on a site which i won't mention, and almost given up on it, when i had received an email from a woman who was interested. after sending some emails and pictures back and forth, we decided to meet. as it turns out, she knows some other transgendered people, and i might get a chance to meet them at some point... but she also let me try on her clothes, which was a real eye-opener for me. she was completely supportive the whole time, and i'm quite happy with myself now that i've tried it. we really enjoyed each other's company, and i really hope i can see her again this week to take me shopping for some clothes of my own.

she's so amazing, i don't know what i would have done without her. she's treated me like a woman since she walked through the door. i just love her to pieces. i know i shouldn't get my hopes up, but i really feel a connection to her, and i think she does too.

i guess makeup and shoes will be the next step. if i'm happy with the way things are going, maybe i'll go out in public before the summer is over.

thanks everyone for all your kind words and support.

--jennifer

Share this post


Link to post
CyndiRae

Very nice on your new friend Jennifer. Having girlfriends to share experiences with is priceless. Shopping with my girlfriends is one of life's true pleasures, I hope you get to enjoy this experience soon and trying on new things, it's so awesome.

Best to you

Cindy -

Share this post


Link to post
Guest Mia J

Having someone to help you out can be great. You get tips and help with the things you were not able to grow up with.

I would like to give some caution here to be very careful for anyone trying to do this with a stranger as sometimes people can be very deceiving.

Mia

Share this post


Link to post
Guest jennifer_m

i guess i should have updated this...

long story short, it didn't last. she invited me out one day to something i didn't feel comfortable with, and she hasn't tried talking to me since.

it sucks, but i'll get over it. plenty of other women out there. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Carolyn Marie

Looks like Mia was prescient with her comment. I'm glad that nothing worse happened than that your "friend" disappeared on you. It might have been worse. Is there not a LGBT or trans support group anywhere close by? Going the Internet route seems so risky. Please be careful out there, OK? We care about you.

HUGS

Carolyn Marie

Share this post


Link to post
Guest AllisonJane

I concur. Its good that nothing else worse happened. You will find new friends. I haven't really found any yet myself,but I'm holding out hope that I do. Soooooo,I start hoping for you too :)

Share this post


Link to post
Guest Cinnamon Girl

There's always us! We're here for you.

Chloe Danielle

Share this post


Link to post
Guest AllisonJane

There's always us! We're here for you.

Chloe Danielle

This girl speaks the truth :)

Share this post


Link to post

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 10 Guests (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Topics With Zero Replies

  • Posts

    • Charlize
      Seat belts are not required but highly advised.  Actually i took me time to feel much and even then changes were slow and subtle.  Enjoy your journey!   Hugs,   Charlize
    • Timber Wolf
      Oh my gosh, I love it! Like stepping into a bygone era!   Lots of love, Timber Wolf🐾
    • Charlize
      This is my other baby.  It's a "52 chevy 1 ton flatbed that we use mostly for farm markets.   Hugs,   Charlize
    • Cbxshawn
      Congratulations, get ready for the ride and hold on. I started HRT about 14 months ago at 41. I have loved every minute of my journey thus far. I won't lie, it's a roller coaster. Good luck on your journey and do keep us posted.    Hugs    Shawnna 
    • Shiratori
      My GP finally received the confirmation from Daventry GIC to prescribe hormones for me. I'll be on leuprorelin injections to stop production of T and estradiol valerate tablets. Shame I have to wait until after the weekend for the pharmacy to get them in, but I've waited this long so a few more days don't matter too much. Looks like I'll be on HRT in time for my 46th birthday on Wednesday.
    • amanda is cute MK3
      I have 2010 CRV  i did drive for years my parents 3/4 ton gm van and then their 1 ton dodge van.  i do have a thing for military trucks  i like the M809 series and some of the large german and russian trucks  
    • TessaOKC
      Here we go again Carolyn!!! You throw meaningful articles out there that usually result in really good  debates, thank you !!!   I have read two books by Jen Boylan and she is as real as they get. I also like that she's from Maine !!   The listed article really hit home while reading a quote from Kristen Beck, “What you wear, what color you are, your religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity has no basis on whether you are a criminal or not.”  Yes indeed. I support Eric Snowden and the courage it took for him to expose unprecedented abuses of power by the United States. His motives were clear, his intentions were more than obvious. Perhaps I still need more understanding,  but I have yet to wrap my head around the motives and intentions of the information released by Chelsea Manning...??? All I do know is that there is a sea of negativism surrounding her  and now her unqualified run for public office.   I spend hours every week at the  VA hospital attending LGBT group meetings. The horrible comments and ridicule I see on a weekly basis toward our transgender Vets walking the halls is unmatched by what I have experienced in public. A good friend straightened me out on this. He says the VA is filled with  right wingers. Yes it appears this is true. Since this whole Chelsea Manning running for Senate thing started it has gotten even worse, trust me!   I have posted on this site previously  that I merely wish Manning could be grateful for being free and go live a quiet, happy  and public free life. Jen Boylan echos this. I oh- so- admire the piss and vinegar Manning has but she is in fact a convicted felon embodied in a sea of perceived public hatred.   Like the hateful Vets at the VA, I don't think we will ever change their minds about accepting trans humans. . Not in this lifetime. Say what you will but it is my true belief that we need positive examples. Though she's not my favorite but Kristen Beck is right up there. Retired Navy Seal that served with honor and distinction. The author of this article, Professor Jennifer Boylan is another. This list goes on and on, doctors, lawyers, politicians, successful entrepreneurs . I support Chelsea manning as a trans woman and human being. I do not support her for a  Senate run, and her public exposure merely adds fuel to the fire of hatred already directed toward innocent trans people like me and you ......   In the brutal world of public opinion there is a saying; "Its not what you are but what people think you are."  I love and deeply respect our transgender community. You will never find such courageous people as represented in the transgender world. We proudly serve in  every profession, military branch, labor force and service industries. We never ask for recognition or a pat on the back, all most of us want is to be allowed to live our authentic lives free of murder, rape and ridicule.  Is Manning helping that cause?? What is your opinion??   Sincerely,   Tess
    • Gwen
      Thanks for your thoughts and especially this, Laura Beth. Many of us may have faced clues along the way and didn't understand them until much later in life. It wasn't until I came out to myself, with the help of a therapist, that the confusion I faced throughout my life finally made sense. And yes, the future is brighter.   Gwen
    • Timber Wolf
      Good morning everyone!❤   Happy Birthday rorylm!🎂 Hope you have a wonderful day!   Lots of love, Timber Wolf🐾
    • Charlize
      Ms. Boylan has such an honest rational voice.  Manning's candidacy may or not be helpful for our community.  It may go nowhere but she does have every reason to be angry. In my opinion did little more than was done by reporters in the past who were actually able to report what they saw during Viet Nam rather than only reciting what they were told by the military.   Many may not agree with me about that and that is fine but allowing us to see some of the atrocities of the war was in some ways an heroic, if illegal, act.  That being said i'm certainly not sure that makes her any more qualified for office than being a slumlord in NY does.   Hugs,   Charlize  
  • Today's Birthdays

    No users celebrating today
  • Upcoming Events

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      64,703
    • Total Posts
      585,799
  • TransPulse Partners

×