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.
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
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.comJoayn 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
Dear Stana, I enjoyed your interview. Like your blog posts, it was truthful, educational, and interesting. Love, Sheila.
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
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.