Sunday, January 4, 2015

Carol's Favorite Photo (of Carol!)

This picture is important to me because it was the first occasion (March 2013) that I was out and about in public as Carol. Before this (for about 50 years), I’d been limited to secretive behind closed curtains efforts and the occasional quick trip round the block. Also it expresses the real me, not a fashion plate, rather someone comfortable in casual clothes, more interested in feeling like a woman than looking like a woman.

Obviously I had a mentor present, encouraging me and taking the photos. Thank you Ophelia. The boost to my confidence on this outing allowed me to enjoy many more solo efforts since.

In response to my open invitation to send your favorite photo along with the story behind it and the reason it is your favorite photo, I received a lot of photos and stories that I am posting in the the order I received them. My invitation still stands, so don't be shy, send me your photos!

Source: Bluefly

Wearing Wyatt.

Ed Anderson, recording engineer, posing as Miss Big Pink on the cover of 
The Basement Tapes, a 1975 LP by Bob Dylan and The Band.


  1. Thanks for uncovering that bit of ephemera on the cover of the "Basement Tapes". I have had the two disk set for years and it is a hidden gem in all regards. Of course my favorite group of all time was The Band and this 'pre-Big Pink' work with Dylan has stood the test of time.

    1. Hi Pat - I wondered who was the femulator on that cover ever since I bought that LP 40 years ago and it only took about five minutes with Google to find out who it was! LOL

  2. Congrats Carol, thats a big step. You look at ease and do not see anyone caring less in the background. I have not been out in public dressed in over 40 years, getting closer everyday though. Oh the butterflies!

  3. Dear Carol and Stana,

    Thanks for sharing. Congratulations, Carol, on your first time out.

    I have never seen escalators like the ones in your photo. They stay flat (like automated walkways found in many airports) and they allow carts (and baby strollers, I guess) to ride with you. Where was this photo taken?



    1. Thanks Sheila. "Flat" escalators like this are quite common in Australia. Their ridged floor grips the wheels of the shopping trolley so it can't run down hill. The photo was at Westfield East Gardens near Sydney Airport.

  4. Congratulations on your first outing Carol - it's all downhill (without the cool escalator) from here!


  5. Carol you certainly come across relaxed and totally at ease with yourself.
    Well done.
    Joanne xxx