Understanding the Feminine Crossdressing Experience
To de-mystify, humanize, and celebrate the crossdressing community, providing a positive and realistic understanding through conversation between a crossdresser and a cis-ally.
058 - Unpacking the Trip
In this episode, Julie shares her angst for her upcoming trip to the beautiful state of Colorado--visiting the picturesque locales of Aspen and Denver. After months in a pandemic quarantine, a reluctant social reintroduction, and a two-week trip to visit family, Julie just wanted to buy clothes for the trip that would serve to allow her to feel comfortable, blend in, and just be seen (or not seen) as one of the hundreds of other denizens in town. Of course, Savannah worries about Julie losing herself to a style and authenticity not her own and shares her own worries and struggles of standing out and blending in when crossdressing and out in public. Sometimes, the efforts to be accepted are not in line or the same as being true to your own spirit.
057 - Shrinking From A Fight
In this episode, Julie admits that she took down a post on a Facebook member group after being called out with a "crossdressers aren't trans" comment. What follows is a conversation about being bullied and how it affects our sense of belief and belonging. How do we stand up for ourselves in the face of adversity, whether the adversary is coming from a place of malice, ill intent, ignorance, or superiority? Whether a male-to-female crossdresser or a cis-female LGBTQ ally, it all takes practice and purpose on a daily basis.
056 - Wearing Our Labels
In this episode, Julie and Savannah chat about how the next-door neighbors finally happened about Savannah. Smells like an opportunity to share!! On the heels of that revelation, our co-hosts tackle the topic of the subjective labels that women are forced to wear--bitch, slut, whore, sexy, goddess, fierce--and how it relates to how people see us and how we see ourselves. How do these words take our power away.. and how do we gain power from them? How do crossdressing men deal with taking power from their own labels like "tranny", "sissy", and more?
055 - A Revealing Correspondence
In this episode, Julie brings a letter from a dual-gender person named Amelia. In this letter, Amelia reveals herself to certain family members she was ready to share with. As the reading goes on, we discover Amelia also was mindful enough to both ask and answer common questions and misconceptions about revealing "I am a crossdresser" to another who is new to being associated to someone in the community. Savannah and Julie dissect the letter and the questions, also adding in their own stories along the way!
054 - All in the Family
In this episode, Savannah has news she wants to share with Julie! On a trip back to New York and Connecticut, Savannah's cis-girlfriend, Judy, took things to the next level by sharing Savannah's identity to her daughters and their families. What results is a wonderful collection of stories about revealing one's authenticity, and seeing and hearing acceptance and celebration of gender diversity through the lenses of family members who matter most.
053 - The Language of the Body Beautiful
IN THIS EPISODE, Julie broaches the topic to Savannah of how male-to-female crossdressing people can find ways to tap into their feminine side by way of exploring the art of feminine body language. By exploring the physical space in and around the body, non-binary men can better equip themselves in small unassuming ways with mindfulness of how they carry themselves in public. From paying attention to how women express themselves through delicate hand motions, to achieving the illusion of a smaller physical frame, to practicing posture, poise, and walking... there are always simple tips and tricks to succeeding in our physical feminine presentations.