After almost ten years of the MN T-Girls and monthly events ranging from meeting for a coffee to yoga to makeup lessons to, well, everything else we’ve done, I’ve realized it’s not so much the activity itself, but the value of the group is giving girls like us a chance to meet girls like us.
I love seeing friendships form in the group. Knowing that the girls meet up with each other outside of our little adventures is a testament that there is value in keeping our little group active.
Also! After over a decade of maintaining a website in one form or another, I’ve learned that the content that gets the most interaction focus on girls like us. For example, the T-Girl spotlight.
We like to know others like us. I mean, we’re cute as heck but we also have similar and relatable experiences. I think these commonalities help each other. We’re different from a lot of the world but maybe there are more like us than we can imagine.
I get a lot of emails from girls like us who share their experiences and perspectives. It’s also clear that many of us have a story that they just need to… release. They’ve been carrying thoughts and emotions for decades and they just need to tell someone.
It’s a shame that so many of us have been silent for so long. We need to share our thoughts and feelings, but we also have so many thoughts and feelings that are absolutely worth hearing.
But many of us don’t have a way to do so.
We might not have a supportive social group. We might not be out. We may not have shared this side of us to a therapist. We might not have a website to publish our perspectives.
But I have a website.
I would like to invite you to share your thoughts. Have you had something amazing happen? Are you carrying an unpleasant memory from a time out en femme? Is there something you need to get off your chest?
If so, send me an email. I’ll likely post it on my site. And yes, this can be anonymous.
Your thoughts, perspectives, hopes, and fears are relatable. They are helpful. They deserve to be shared.
I would love to see a paragraph or two about something you want to share. Good or bad, serious or silly, helpful or venting.
What’s your story?
5 thoughts on “Your Story”
“It’s a shame that so many of us have been silent for so long.”
Yes Yes Yes
When I read this my first thought was the “If you could read my mind, what a tale my thoughts would tell”. I suppose that was inevitable, coming so soon after Gordon Lightfoot’s passing.
My story is rather boring, typical transgender origins tale, with a few cautionary notes sprinkled in. I might be a good source for what not to do. Then a line from another old song occurred to me:
(S)he’s.a walking contradiction
partly truth and partly fiction
taking every wrong direction on that lonely way back home.
Its pretty obscure but always resonates with me.
We can learn a lot from each other… from missteps to accomplishments. We would all love to hear what you have to say.