|My annual Hamvention "booth babe" photo|
And on the heels of all the recent media attention on transgender issues, I was more concerned this year. Whereas, in the past, most civilians were not attuned to transpeople, so I could slip by and be taken for a big, old ugly woman. Now that the civilians are more aware transgender-wise, I might be more closely scrutinized and exposed as a big, old ugly guy wearing a dress.
I had two choices:
1) Take no chances and go to Hamvention as a guy, or
2) Throw caution to the wind and go to Hamvention as the woman I am
I selected the option number 2 and as it turned out, I had nothing to fear. I knocked it out of the ballpark.
I heard nothing but female pronouns throughout the weekend that were expressed without hesitation.
Whenever I walked through the Hamvention throngs, the mostly male crowd parted the way to let the me through.
Whenever I approached a Hamvention booth to more closely view a gizmo, the booth staff dropped everything to do my bidding.
Women (strangers and friends alike) complimented me on how I looked.
Women included me in the club on a couple of occasions during the long weekend.
Men checked me out. Some had the nerve to hit on me. One guy even gave me his phone number! I am used to men checking me out. Usually, they are my peers age-wise, but at Hamvention this year, I even noticed younger men checking me out.
I attribute my success to some subtle changes.
When I met my fellow board members for dinner Thursday night, the wife of one of the board members remarked, "She looks different."
And I did look different.
I lost 5 pounds.
My makeup was spot-on mainly due to finally getting the correct foundation color thanks to Sephora's Color IQ.
My new Kris Jenner hairdo is so stylish and a perfect fit for me, not to mention it is the first large-sized wig I ever owned and fits my head like a glove!
I knew had my act together and was completely confident as a woman.
|Wearing Marc New York|
|Bride and bridesmaid femulations|