This is my second attempt at writing this, but my first was consumed by technology – I think I must be a Luddite. It’s now been 6 plus years since I started to crossdress again. 6 years of exploring who I am and who I want to be. 6 years of finally figuring out that I am ...
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On December 16, 2022, Brielle was officially, legally born. She’d been gestating for nearly 6 decades, but with a family court judge’s ruling, Brielle burst out onto the streets of Pittsburgh. How did these events set up? I suppose it all began in 1960. I have clear memories ...
I’m here to give you some information about hair so you may have a decent mane to highlight your body. First, we’ll look at the makeup of the follicle itself, then we’ll work our way into products, both bought and mixed/created, so you will see how they might be...
On October 7th, I went to a courtroom of the Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, to collect some exceedingly important (to me) paperwork: the official court decree establishing my legal name as Dana Renee Munson… and my legal gender as “female.” I had filed t...
I struggle with understanding and accepting my identity; it feels as if I always have. Looking back on nearly seven decades, my sense of who I am has wobbled with an eccentric orbit between the poles of gender identity, at times near but never touching definitive masculinity or f...
In my previous article, I wrote about the cost of living your truth as a transgender man or woman. I also spoke about the impact on one’s family and relationships, and how it still scares me. After two months it surely has been a rocky road for my spouse and me. It is hard to c...
The need to transition for many of us can literally become a life or death affair. The effects on overall health, the constant stress, anxiety, and self-loathing caused by not accepting your true self can affect the physical, emotional, and mental health of trans men and women. I...
I’d like to share my experiences growing up. Venting can be therapeutic. I was a super shy and polite kid. Even now, I refuse to use profanity and always put others’ needs before my own. Maybe that’s my problem. This past year, I’ve been feeling like I’m an imposter. Pr...
It’s time to follow up on my article about breast growth and help you dress them up and make you more like the female you feel. This article presents the tips and tricks you need. First off, let’s get you into a bra that actually fits. Female breasts are like a teardr...
Hi everyone! I also posted this for the members of CDH. If you want my backstory, please visit my profile. This is the story of what happened when I visited my daughter and her bride in Maryland over President’s Day weekend and came out to her. I’m in my 4th month of ...
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