Yesterday my friend Shannonlee did a photo shoot for En Femme’s new fall/winter line. We did the pictures at the Mall of America because we wanted to take holiday themed photos and the mall’s halls were decked and it gave us exactly the setting we wanted.
Going out in public hasn’t been new for a long time, but the Mall of America is one of the biggest attractions in the country and it can be intimidating to go someplace with so many people. Although most times I have gone out have been extremely boring and amazing, there have been a few annoyingly rude people. One such person I encountered was at the Mall of America a few years ago and I couldn’t help but think of that person yesterday.
But as I said, I have had more positive moments (by an overwhelming margin) than negative. Yesterday was no different. I had so many people come to me complimenting me on my dress or heels or just looking fabulous. It was amazing. Not because I need the compliments, but when someone goes out their way to compliment a t-girl, it shows that they support our community. And these days a reminder of that is wonderful.