Friday, November 20, 2009

these days

calendar Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Honor the dead, who have gone before us struggling to find a place in society as a trans-person. But do not forget to celebrate the living, who continue to fight the good fight.

Thursday, I will not be going to NYC to view the Thanksgiving day parade. I went two years ago and it was great, so I went again last year, and it was not as great.

I will probably go again, maybe next year or maybe next next year, but this year, I will watch it on television.

Anyway, in honor of the Thanksgiving day parade, my "Femulate Her" models for the next week will be exclusively from Macy's, the folks responsible for the parade.

Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 1) is my next day out en femme.

I plan to be dressed to kill in time to be at the mall when it opens to shop for a new winter coat and whatever else strikes my fancy.

After shopping, I will drive to New Haven to do outreach at a pair of human sexuality classes at the state university. One class begins during the noon hour and the other class begins in the mid-afternoon, so during the break, I will have a late light lunch at the student center and chat with the professor and other outreach presenters.

I enjoy doing outreach. Typically, there are three or four other presenters: a mixed bag of post-op, pre-op, no-op, male-to-female or female-to-male transsexuals. We each spend five to ten minutes telling the class who we are (our mini-biographies), then the class asks questions.

I have been doing outreach for 3-1/2 years, so many of the questions I encounter are questions I have heard before, but there are always a few questions that are unique and sometimes so unexpected that they force me to think hard about my answer. Those questions are worth the price of admission.

After outreach, I may call it a day or I may have an early dinner if any of the other presenters are interested in dining with me.


  1. As a fan, I wondered what John Barrowman (today's "He Femulated" pic) was up to since "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood" went on hiatus. Though, he's a little rough looking done up for "La Cage" IMHO.

    "Doctor Who" lead David Tennant's "Hamlet" gets the press. This will be on PBS next year.

    The older guy who speaks first, Patrick somthing, is good too. :)

  2. Staci, I just wanted to thank you for your blog, wgich I discovered last week. It inspired me, and I'm Femulating right now. It's great! :D

  3. Hello Stana,
    I would just like to thank you for Femulate. In idle moments I like to read your archives. November 20 is a very special day for me as I was in hospital having a heart transplant. After I made a complete recovery and given a 2nd chance at life I decided that Pamela would no longer be confined to the closet.
    12 years and 10 months later Pamela is quite the girl about town.
    Each morning when I awake we both say thanks and know its going to be a great day.
    Cheers Pamela