Catholic High School, 1980
Attending my law school reunion Saturday is a little harder than most of my real life experiences en femme.
Besides trying to figure out what to wear (thank you for all your suggestions), I am nervous about attending.
I do not have a law practice, so I am not concerned about letting the cat out of the bag to my "peers" and negatively affecting my legal profession.
I had absolutely no nervousness during my Dayton trip two weeks ago, but then again, I had done Dayton successfully en femme twice before, so I knew what to expect and was completely comfortable with it.
I know I probably have nothing to worry about, but I am still a little nervous. Go figure.
I guess not knowing what to expect at the reunion is what is unsettling. But I am sure that as soon as I walk across the parking lot of the Basketball Hall of Fame and hear my heels clicking on the pavement, I will feel so comfortable in my skin that nothing will bother me.
By the way, some of you have asked about my law practice.
I never practiced law. I have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, but never used it.
I went to law school because I did not know what to do after graduating from college. Somebody suggested law, so I applied to a few schools, got accepted, attended class, and did not like it much. But I stuck it out for three years and got my degree.
While I waited for the results of the bar exam, I found a job as a writer (my first love) and never looked back.
Luckily, law school was cheap back then, so I did not invest a lot of money in an unfulfilled goal. Also I met some interesting people and made some great friends during the three-year stint.
Instead of going to law school, I should have gone to New York to live as a woman and work as a female impersonator, but the good ship Lollipop sailed without me a long time ago.
As it turns out, my law school is very active in transgender legal issues. The school launched a new Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies in January where students and alumni, "along with the general public, will gain a valuable new resource for education about how gender and sexuality have become an integral part of 21st century law."
The Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies has a new webpage on the school's website: www.law.wne.edu/gendercenter.
Yearbook Femulations Update
I uploaded 50 new foto finds from friend Starla to the flickr Yearbook Femulations collection. I also uploaded two photos of my 1976 law school Halloween party femulation.