Hi Hannah may I ask you a few questions because I am a crossdresser just starting out. Do you dress full time? Why do you crossdress? Do you carry a purse in public? What do you keep in your purse? Do you go out in public dressed to such places as stores restaurants bars and coffee houses? Do you have a wife? Does your wife support your crossdressing? Do you want to become a transgender woman? Who does your makeup? And finally what restroom do you use in public?
That’s…a lot of questions. Let’s get started!
Do you dress full time?
No. I underdress full-time, though.
Why do you crossdress?
Any one of us could write a book on why we are who we are. I write a little about this subject here.
Do you carry a purse in public?
What do you keep in your purse?
Before I go out, I always make sure my purse has:
That’s the fun stuff. The reality is that I have a lot more in my purse than makeup. I recommend every t-girl have the following in their purse:
-Cash. This is pretty obvious but I use cash for everything when I go out. If I want to get a coffee or need to pay for parking, I use cash. I like cash because I don’t run the risk of turning over my credit card (with my male name) to a cashier. I also bring my debit and credit card just in case.
-Proof of car insurance. If you get into an accident or get pulled over, you’ll need to provide proof of insurance. Simple enough but plan for the worst.
-Fully charged cell phone. Pretty self-explanatory. You’ll need it in case of emergency. Any emergency.
-Roadside assistance information. You need to know who to contact if you get a flat tire. Sure, I can change a tire myself, but no way I am doing that in a dress or heels.
-Driver’s license. Again, if you get pulled over…
-Spare car key. If you’re not used to carrying a purse, you might forget to place your keys in it. A spare key tucked in your purse saves a call to a locksmith.
-Medical insurance card. Again, plan for the worst.
-A friend. I don’t mean bring a friend with you, though shopping is a lot more fun if you do, but if you’re out to anyone in your life, drop them a message to let them know you’re stepping out. It’s good to let someone know you’re out on the town in case you need help.
-I would also recommend downloading the Uber or Lyft app. If you run into car troubles and need help, having this on your phone can be a lifesaver. I have an app on my phone and I have multiple accounts associated with it. One for my male life, one for Hannah. I’ve used Uber as both genders and I’ve never had an issue.
Do you go out in public dressed to such places as stores restaurants bars and coffee houses?
Yes. I don’t drink so bars are not my thing but I have been to everywhere from gas stations to museums to a church to Target.
Do you have a wife?
Yes. She’s gorgeous.
Does your wife support your crossdressing?
Yes. Marriage and who are are is a lot of work, requires a lot of patience, understanding, and communication and is not very easy. I write a lot about relationships here, here, and here.
Do you want to become a transgender woman?
I am transgender. However, being transgender means something different to everyone. I have no plans to transition or live full-time, if that’s what you mean.
Who does your makeup?
I do my own makeup but for special occasions and photo shoots I book appointments with Corrie Dubay.
And finally what restroom do you use in public?
If there is a unisex bathroom I use that. If not I use the restroom for the gender I am presenting as. Refuge Restrooms is a good app to have on your phone. According to their site, Refuge Restrooms is a web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.
Whew! We did it!
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although , i have been a reader of your wonderful blog nad knew many answers , You did a great job.
Thanks as always love your pics
It is nice that you to provide a place where people can get positive useful information about cross-dressing issues, particularly when your answers are consistent with my experience (which they always are). Keep up the good work!
Very inclusive list.
For restroom use in Minnesota, we are permitted by law to use the restroom of our choice. That makes it “easier” to use the gender-matching restroom. However, I still find it handy to use gender neutral ones. And, obviously, just to do your business and leave in any case. Check the laws in your area to be safe.
For purse contents, I also carry:
– clear nail polish. Helps stop a run in your hose from getting larger.
– comb or brush for the hair you are wearing (natural or wig).
– tissues, in case you or someone you are with gets watery eyes or nose.
– nail file and/or clipper. That plan for the worst again. With all of our nice clothes, you don’t want to snag them if you happen to break a nail.
– feminine hygiene products. You most likely won’t need them yourself, but if you have any cis friends with you, or you are using a women’s restroom, someone may ask.
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Thanks, as always, for your kindness, thoughtfulness and passion for our community!
Hi Hannah, I have a master card in my real name. I went on line to add a user ( my femme name) and had no problem due to the fact that they did not require a SS#. Hope that helps.. Cindi Lynn
One option on the credit card front is to create an “authorized user” of your existing account in your feminine name. Generally the legal requirements around knowing about the authorized user become less stringent since the credit is actually being extended to the primary card holder.