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Saturday, March 15, 2014

I'm Just A Girl (I Think)

Karin wrote her first post in 2010.  In that post, she commented on her first attempt to transition in the early 1990's.  She was just out of college and in good shape to transition.  She found a therapist and began hormone replacement therapy. 

Karin failed (her words) the transition process and now, 20 years later, she has a wife, children, mortgage, etc.

In December, 2013, Karin said in her blog:

I don't know how much longer Karin will be contained inside her self-imposed containment center (ie. jail).

Sound familiar?  I'm sure it does to some of you.

A couple of weeks ago, Karin said she was going to begin therapy and asked for comments from anyone who has entered into therapy for transgender issues.

She had one reply....Cassidy

Karin has since had her first appointment with her therapist.  She shares her experience and ends with this comment:

p.s. A very small thing, but when the therapist came out into the waiting area (I was the only one there) and said, "Karin? Please come in" - my chest totally welled-up for a second. It felt wonderful to be called MY name. : )

I'm sure many of you can relate to Karin in one way or another.  I know I can.

Go here for her first post.

Karin's December, 2013 post is titled, Introspection at the Crossroads.  In this post, she asks for comments on coming out to children.

Therapy...Trans Advice Desperately Needed is Karin's post asking for comments on working with a therapist.

I (Heart) Therapy is Karin's post relating her first day experience with therapy.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sites That Promote Stopping Crossdressing

For the young people who may find themselves at one of these stop crossdressing sites, my only counsel would be to understand at best as you can who you are first. You may have arrived at the webpage of a person who is nothing like you and has different motivations for crossdressing. What they find objectionable about it need not be your concern and you should not use their arguments as ammunition for stopping.

Wise words from Joanna Santos.  Go here to read more from her blog, Musings from my everyday life.

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