Girl Time

Girl TimeImagine you’re a cross-dresser. (Tough job, right?) You go to all that trouble to look pretty—the hair, the makeup, getting the right clothes; maybe even losing weight, letting your hair grow and God knows what else—so you want someone to see you. All that work should mean something. More to the point, you want people to think you’re a real woman. So you step outside. Once, twice… then it’s around the block and back home to hyperventilate. Then it’s several blocks at once. Then you take her out for a drive. Then you drive across town, park and walk from there. Let people see the new you. Let them assume you’re just another twenty-something fashionista out for a stroll. What could go wrong? You had to ask—so here’s what. Enjoy, and, what the heck, maybe learn something at the same time.

Amanda

4 thoughts on “Girl Time

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  2. After reading this story I recall somewhat that danger and what it can mean. I read some of your stories to further an understanding of transgenderism. Back in the late 90s I worked as a male counselor of adolescent victims of sexual violence and had a young man of 16 come after being attacked by 3 other men, his fear was did he send a message of being homosexual. After helping him understand the real nature of male violence against other men he knew a little more about himself, so at our next session he arrived fully dressed as a woman and shared [that] this was how he was dressed the night of his attack. This led to discussion of the difference for him if he was a crossdresser or transgendered. After much discussion, he concluded he was transgendered. I then got “her” in touch with a therapist better trained in this then myself. The happy ending comes four years later when we meet by chance in a supermarket and she has fully become a woman. So while the story today was to either entertain some, it should also help some to be careful when “dressed”, accept who you are, sadly know there are some who may not or do harm. I think your website provides both, through story form it helps the non-transgendered have a safe way to understand, even through some humor and gives, I think, those that accept or those that struggle with, their transgenderism, a place to go and see a part of themselves. Thank you.

    • Wow. Thank you, both for sharing that and for helping that young woman when she needed it. I’ve never experienced violence of that sort (or any violence, really), so I can’t approach the subject as anything but a fiction writer. But clearly, it’s something we should all be more aware of. If my stories have provided, as you suggest, both solace and education for the transgendered (of whatever type or flavor), that would gladden my cross-dressing heart. I wish the TG community (and the internet itself) had existed when I was growing up. It would have made my young life a lot easier, and a whole lot less confusing.
      Amanda

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