Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Davina's Favorite Photo (of Davina!)

Hi Stana,

I had been wondering whether I should contribute a photo to your Femulate readers' favorite photo feature and I finally decided on what to send. 

This photo was taken during Esprit 2014, which is the transgender event held in Port Angeles, Washington, in mid-May every year. One of the things that visitors to Port Angeles can do is to take the ferry across to Victoria, British Columbia, for a day trip and it seems to have become a regular event among Esprit participants. 

This year, the plan was to visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens just outside the city. I joined the group (there were eight of us) in a slightly apprehensive frame of mind because this would be far and away the most committing trip en femme that I had ever done considering the fact that I would be crossing an international border. However, I needn't have worried. 

In both directions, the officials were courteous and welcoming. The weather that day was wonderful: blue skies and hot sunshine. We strolled around the gardens, mingling with the other visitors. We also indulged in the traditional high tea, where we were addressed very properly as "ladies" (we were all in our best summer frocks precisely for this occasion). At one point during the day, one of my companions managed to capture this smile on my face, which somehow sums up the day. 

Esprit has certain features in common with Fantasia Fair, but the scenic setting is much more spectacular. I can thoroughly recommend Port Angeles as a tourist destination!

Best wishes,


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 fave foto!

Source: Vogue

Paris street style, Fall 2014.

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79284543@N00/

Womanless beauty pageant contestant.


  1. Dear Stana,

    Today's WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANT photo is LOVELY! Can you reply with a link to all the photos from this event?



    1. The source of that photo is https://www.flickr.com/photos/79284543@N00/

  2. Great shot Devina!! I'm glad the trip and tea were a success.