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SabrinaMcG

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SabrinaMcG

It was a great night last night mostly due to the most adorable lesbian couple I have ever seen. They complimented my makeup, my name, and said I was gorgeous more than once. I finally was able to look in the mirror and feel it thanks to them. I hope they come back in so I can let them know how much they helped me and what it means to me.

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Jackie C.

Great news! Lesbians are awesome! Cake for everyone!

 

Hugs!

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ShawnaLeigh

That’s fantastic.  Must of made you feel so good.  ❤️

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Jani

That's so nice to hear!   Remember to pay it forward yourself. 

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Timber Wolf

Affirmation can sure help.😊

 

Lots of love, 

Timber Wolf 🐾

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Charlize

It is wonderful to get this kind of compliment.  I've found that women are the most likely to compliment each other.  It is wonderful to be involved in this process as we can give others positive feedback as well as getting it ourselves.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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ToniTone

That's so sweet! Girl on girl compliments are the best, we're all sisters and need to look out for each other 💕

 

~Toni

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