"Ker Plunk!" Here comes a new Sunday Edition "fresh off the press!" The coffee pot is on, so have a seat in your comfy "jammies" and lets get started.
Page 1.- Don't Look Now. The big public relations "splash" this week was when previously androgynous super model Andrej Pejic, came out as transgender woman Andreja. This move most likely wasn't a complete surprise to those who have followed Pejic's career.
What is important is what she (Andreja) said: announcing on social media Thursday that she’s officially transitioned from male to female, and that doing so has saved her life.“As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter without having to alienate their past,”
Now I would expect her to make talk show rounds on places like "The View" which would bcome decidedly become trans-centric after the recent appearance of Laverne Cox. (**Editor's Note- maybe closet blond transphobe bigot Jenny McCarthy will keep her moth shut!)
Seriously, when coming out as transgender becomes rather "Ho-Hum" we will finally begin to ascend the power ladder in the GLBT hierarchy. Pejic's move will certainly help!
Page 2.- Women Drivers? A topic this week in the "Condo" which garnered much attention were the stories of being "caught" cross dressed as a woman behind the wheel of a vehicle. Just jump back two or three posts and catch up if you haven't!!!!
As Mandy commented, there is really no way to control the other drivers of the world and driving cross dressed (or en femme) does have it's inherent risks. No way around it. My original point to the discussion was, if you are really thinking about transitioning further, a little peak into what a woman goes through in a male dominated profession is when you have car problems! We don't have enough space here for me to tell you all the dumb things I did when I first began to explore the world in my car as my feminine self. These days though it's a bit different for me since I'm more confident of myself and more apt to understand a man trying to "over explain" why my tire does not hold air! I'm not above playing the "dumb woman" card just to get my damn tire changed! Somehow it's Karma.
FYI Mandy et all, my little prayer for everything I do is, "But by the grace of the Goddess go I!"
Page Three .- Pot Potpourri. This week I proved once again why I'm not the sharpest tack in the box by not taking my meds right and cheating myself out of approximately six months of a higher dose of the testosterone reducing drug Spiro. As I wrote last week, I really don't "measure" the girls too much but I do know I'm getting close to a full "C" cup bra these days. To me one of the bigger changes I have felt is the amount of extra "tissue" under my arms. I am fairly certain my Mom was a "D" or "DD" (we never discussed it) so genetically - on HRT, any thing past a full "C" cup may exceed my expectations.
Once again there seems to be a steady push going on to establish equal rights for transgender veterans. In many ways, the Andreja Pejic of we trans vets everywhere is former Navy Seal Kristin Beck. (shown at left) It's important to note on Facebook she is pretty much disowning what happened to her in her first book "Warrior Princess". She has a new web site called "Lady Valor" you may want to check out. The link is above.
Finally, if you are a transgender vet, there is a survey for you to take from the VA. If you need the link, please email me- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page 4.- The Back Page. As I said, it has been quite the week around the "Condo" and I soooo appreciate all of "youse girls comments!" "Goddess willing and the creeks don't rise, have a great week!!!"
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