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Monday, October 18, 2010

Ella es asi

When Anne did this guest post for T-Central, back in July, she was one of the few guest bloggers who didn't have her own blog.  After seeing her comments all over blog-land, I felt that it was only a matter of time before her own blog would materialize....and it did.

Ella es asi is the name of her new blog.  She is So (thanks to Google translation).

Anne's posts will make you think.  She's tending to focus on subjects like why we are the way we are and those who have attempted to answer that question.  Expect her posts to be controversial at times and, once in a while, you may just read something that you don't necessarily agree with (I have!).

A good post to start with is:

transvestism vs.transsexualism...What did Harry say?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Call Me Meg

I've been casually following Meg's blog for some time now.  She's a crossdresser and freely admits that she's a CD and has no plans to go beyond that.  I fondly refer to those like Meg as Career Crossdressers.  She looks great, she's daring in some ways, and she likes to have a good time en femme.

Her blog is Call Me Meg and she's a prolific and entertaining writer.  I highly recommend her blog, especially to those who just want to crossdress and go no further.

Her post, titled ???, is one of my favorites and it clearly shows our girl out and having a good time but with a little unexpected disaster.

In this post, titled I wish I'd Never Crossdressed, you'll find that the title is cleverly disguising a post about just why she loves to crossdress.

Check out her blog, leave a comment or two, and tell her she looks great!

Friday, October 8, 2010

The witching hour approaches

In North America, the Christian feast of All Hallows Eve has become Halloween. In reality, the Christian feast was purposely set to obliterate an older celebration called Samhain. Samhain is a pagan sabbat that marks the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. It was thought to be a time when the veil between the worlds of the dead and the living was very thin.

Modern Halloween rituals retain some of that spookiness, but the most prevalent ritual is to dress in costume. Kids dress in costume and go "trick or treating," walking from door to door in their neighbourhood (or these days sometimes in an office or mall for safety) and obtaining candy and other treats from the neighbours who answer the door. More recently, adults have gotten into the act. Adult Halloween parties abound.

If you're not yet out as trans, one thing that Halloween allows is dressing in clothes typical of the opposite sex. Even some non-trans people go for this. It also tends to be a night when women—and maybe some men—dress as slutty as possible. Halloween is a vehicle for normally hidden sexuality and gender issues to come to the surface.

My partner and I hadn't been all that big on Halloween for many years, but in 2007, when I was out to very few people, I did indeed take advantage of the night. Instead of me being the pirate and my partner being the pirate wench, we did it the other way around. She made a short but fearsome pirate! And I had a great time being the wench.

I'm past that now, and maybe you are as well. A friend's band is doing a Halloween-themed show at a local club, and we might go to that. But I have no inclination to do anything like drab! I'm thinking Mad Men—my 1960s-ish dress, (faux) pearls, nice pumps, and my hair up with tons of hairspray. Given my shape, more Megan than Joan. :)

What will you do, if anything, for Halloween?

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