Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In My Neck of the Woods

inspiration I am looking forward to attending the ham radio convention in Hartford en femme during the next three days. However, I do have a little trepidation about it.

The last five years, I have attended a ham radio convention in Ohio en femme. Although there are over 22,000 people in attendance, not a lot of people travel from my neck of the woods to attend. And although I am a well-known writer in the ham radio field, most attendees don't match that up with a woman staffing a booth at the convention.

On the other hand, there are likely to be a lot of attendees from my neck of the woods at the Hartford convention including ham radio friends and acquaintances going back nearly 40 years who know nothing about me en femme. Their reactions could be interesting.

Going on past experience, I probably have nothing to worry about, but I do.

 

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Wearing Nanette Lepore.

 

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Professional femulator Margeaux Powell

12 comments:

  1. Stana:

    Does your name tag have 'his' name on it, or Stana's name? What about the last name? His, or a pseudonym?

    I doubt anyone who just see you or who stops by for a quick "hi" will pick up on you. Obviously, someone who knows you well in drab mode may read you, or at least become suspicious if the talk with you for an extended period of time, or are in a position to watch you for awhile. Risk? Yes. Worth it in my mind, definitely!

    Now, going to a meeting where a bunch of work colleagues will be present would be entirely different, and risky.

    For me, when I travel on business, and do so en femme, my biggest 'risk', and fear factor, is going through one of D.C.'s airports where I could cross paths with other travelers from work. Worst case for me would be ending up on the same flight with fellow employees going to the same destination. I try to dig through our travel management program to see who else is traveling, but can't always get clear answers. Still worth traveling en femme? Heck yes!

    Have a fun trip.

    Best,
    Rhonda

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    1. Hi Rhonda,

      I have not seen the name tag yet. I will get it during check-in tomorrow, but I suspect that it will have Stana real-last-name and my callsign, which is more revealing than the first or last names.

      Stana

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  2. Good luck,
    Presenting as Stana in a close to home setting among a group of folks who have long associated with your male side seems like a major line to cross.
    I wish you well.
    Pat

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    1. Thanks, Pat. It IS a major lien to cross!

      Stana

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  3. Would I be right in assuming that most radio amateurs are male? I suppose that may make you stand out a little more, but I suspect that Radio enthusiasts like enthusiasts the world over are more interested in their enthusiasm than how you are dressed, that has certainly been my experience so far in the music world.

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    1. Approximately, 15% of the US ham population is female, Paula.

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  4. As beautiful as you are in that photo no one is going to ask anything except for your phone number!

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    1. I like your thinking, Kathryn!

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  5. hmm? I of course am reading your BLOG after of what U wrote b4 U left 4 the ham fest lol but,,, please let us all know what the out come was? It has been awhile since I read your blog I am HAPPY* I did I do *ENJOY! your blog. I am still in the Closet &.....still haven't been able to purchase any of Kelly s clothing / make-up / wigs / shoes & let me say: I am going (cR Azy) looking on websites of clothing & all things girly I found myself watching the H.S.N.& Q.V.C. Net works on t.v. to see what the trends are...& watching the woman walking&Talking& there jesters learning to be more Fem when the time comes for me 2 step out in public & if any 1 else out here is new to cross dressing U can also learn a lot from looking & reading profiles of other cross dressers on *FLICKER I am also going crazy in seeing how....much details that can be done to pass its sooo amazing to me,, my heart skips a beat...in looking & seeing so many girls on flicker & I myself (KELLY) cant wait!!! to be all dressed up all you girls now that dress up......your all so VERY LUCKY to be FREE! & I hope that your enjoying your time at the Ham fest Now for me: I will be ( 10-10 on the side) that's C.B. Talk lol thank U Stana for your blog,, Kelly

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    1. You are very welcome, Kelly!

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  6. Have a great weekend. Pity the ads and catalogues you're getting now, aren't like the the one you feature!

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    1. Those were the good old days, Carolyn!

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