Old domestic femme

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    Gemme Stone
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    Hello I am Gemme. I am a domestic femme in transition for the last two years. I joined to girl talk about being an older transperson ( I am sixty two) and negotiating the social ramifications of late transition as well as health limits to transition for some of us face.
    Blessings

    Gemme

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      DeeAnn Hopings
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      71 and 11/12ths…

      My social transition is essentially complete, but I have no plans to medically transition. Fortunately I don’t have dysphoria, but what took me a long time to realize is that I have always been this amalgam of male and female energies and sensibilities. That’s why I identify as transgender non-binary.

      Since I retired and relocated to the SoCal desert almost 5 years ago, the vast majority of people that I have met here only know DeeAnn. This extends across all of my volunteer, political and social activities. Very few know that Don exists. While I do leave my house as Don on occasion, it is fairly rare and usually due to expediency. Why get dressed, do makeup, etc. for a 20 minute trip to the drugstore? Makeup is expensive and DeeAnn never leaves home without it.

      What it feels like is that I have settled into my groove, so to speak. Every now an then I get a bit anxious about going out, but it is usually due to going somewhere or doing something that hasn’t happened before. Typically it involves an extra trip to the bathroom before I go, but once I’m “there”, where ever “there” is, I’m OK.

      DeeAnn and Don are essentially the same person. DeeAnn is not a personality that I adopt. The differences are very minor. DeeAnn is more touchy feely, initiates conversation and is sometimes a bit more forward. Not that Don does not do these things, but it comes down to a matter of frequency.

      Anyway, I think the main thing is that we do what we need to do!

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    • #90661
      Jamie Harris
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      Hello Gemme. I am 64 and started transitioning several years ago. So I understand the issues with us older trans girls. I was able to keep my marriage together for 3 years but it is over now. So I can be myself full time. Scary but looking forward to it.

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      Marcie Walko
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      I’m soon to be 53. Never too late to live your dreams, or just be YOUR–SELF. The best time to start is today, for that’s all we have is today.

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      Shawna Layne
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      Hi, Gemme! I prefer to use the term “seasoned”…lol! (I’m 59). Life is wonderful for women of any age…and I’m happy to meet you!

      Hugs, Shawna

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