Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Interviewed

2012-07-03_interview The Transgender Education Collaboration interviewed me last week and that interview was posted (here) on their website this morning.

I greatly enjoyed being interviewed and I hope you enjoy reading it.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for a great interview and an introduction to the Transgender Education Collaboration.

    I thought the interview was a nice recap of many aspects of your life that you have shared with us on Femulate over the years.

    I have always liked that FDR quote and I actually used it yesterday in a comment to a blog post regarding fear on Unordinary Style. One point that I made is that one benefit of being TG is that we can approach the subject of fear with our bi-gendered nature. As a guy I tend to force confrontations with my fears. On the other hand I tend to think that women become trapped by their fears and become paralyzed. A TG can pick their approach to their fears and often it is the male side that will choose to stretch the envelope.

    Have a great Independence Day Holiday.

    Pat

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  2. Stana,
    Enjoyed reading the interview at Transgender Education Collaboration. You mentioned Genderline on Compuserve. I tried a free subscription to Computserve for a month and the service loaded so slow. I think my connect speed was around 15kbs on dial up service. I did not subscribe full time. I had American On Line at the same time in 1995 and that seemed to load faster for some reason until they offered unlimited time for $19.95 in 1996. Tried to find anything about 'Transvestites' on AOL's walled garden service came up empty. After AOL connected to the "World Wide Web" I found IFGE but there was not much content on that site. Frustrated by the constant busy signals trying to dial into AOL I went with a local ISP who was offering 100 hours of internet for $9.95 a month. I kept searching for 'Transvestites" every so often. In May of 1998 I found related to "Transvestites" on the early search site I think was called "Web Crawler" I found a news letter published on the internet weekly called "Life's A Draag". Readers sent the sites web hostess email questions or stories on Crossdressing. The term Crossdressing was first I knew from that site. The web hostess was a woman who owned a beauty studio in Vancouver, BC who called herself "Tora". Her husband was a crossdresser and she supported his "alternate lifestyle" and encouraged other crossdressers to come out of the closet. The first newsletter "DRAAG WEEKLY, Moderated Discussion List, "DRessed As A Girl" was published online in May of 1998. List Moderator: Supported by:
    Tora Roberts, Makeovers By Tora, Tora@DRAAG.com

    Joayn Peters was kind enough to archive most of the "DRessed As A Girl" newsletters on the Wayback site - Archive.org from May 1998 to January 31 2001 If you care for the URL of the archived "DRessed As A Girl" newsletters let me know by email.

    Reading the "DRessed As A Girl" newsletters encouraged me to get out of the closet. In 1999 when Excite.com had clubs I hosted a club called TG Cafe. I did not archive any of the content of the TG Cafe club. I had 350 members of TG Cafe including a mistress from Sissify.com who often offered encouragement for others to post questions to her or post stories about their crossdressing on the clubs site. When AT & T bought Excite.com in 2000 and renamed it Excite@home, AT & T took off all the Excite clubs.

    Janet

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  3. Dear Stana,

    I enjoyed your interview. Like your blog posts, it was truthful, educational, and interesting.

    Love,

    Sheila.

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  4. Dear Stana,

    Very good interview.

    It's amazing how many of us, it seems, have such parallel experiences. Change a few dates and names, and that might as well have been me.

    Kathy

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  5. Dear Stana,
    I think that I speak for the ladies and myself by saying the first two comments on the site that has your interview, have been written by a person who could be consider a hater. The reason I say this is that this person has shown by their comments that they have no idea what they are talking about, about you and the people who interviewed you. I believe that we should hold people accountable/punishable for publishing garbage about you that is untrue/false. Maybe banning them from using the internet for awhile would teach them some manners. You go girl, Trutly Yours, Ms. StaceyAnne.

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