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The Skin Game

Yesterday as we were getting ready to head out the door, of course I had just finished my makeup and was waiting for her. As she normally does, she looked at me up and down. What she normally doesn't do is compliment me very much. Yesterday though was much different in that she paused and said what did I do to my skin because it was glowing. Of course I thought about being a smart arse and say I always glowed but merely accepted the compliment. The reason my skin looked better was the result of a rather long and drawn out process. I have always said if you want to present more effectively as a transgender woman, you need to put the work into it as any cis woman does, except you have to be be better. To begin with, my skin has benefited greatly from hormone replacement therapy and age. My skin softened a great deal from the HRT and my beard has continued to "gray" due to my age (69). As it tuned out for me, this was only the beginning of skin care for me. Since I s

Trans Woman on Aisle Nine!

As promised in our Cyrsti's Condo "Sunday Edition", the final regular Saturday stop at our local  huge  food store was anything but routine. After this morning's story from the  Cincinnati Enquirer ,  I am pleased I do. It's no small deal as-  Kroger is the largest traditional grocer in the nation with more than 400 stores. With more than 400,000 employees, it's the nation's seventh largest employer. " The Kroger Co . has agreed to extend transgender health benefits to employees covered under the company insurance plan with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, according to a Facebook posting from a Kroger worker! Below! Britney McGannon, a Kroger general-merchandise manager, organizes products on a shelf. She transitioned on the job and now proudly wears the female uniform and a new name tag. (Photo: The Enquirer/Meg Vogel Kroger is one of the largest retailers in the country and is headquartered here in Cincinnati. They op