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Interview with Sandy Dupont

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This our second interview with a crossdresser, features Sandy Dupont who is from the West of England


1.How do you describe yourself, (crossdresser, transvestite, trans gender) ?
   Crossdresser.  I sometimes use the term Transgender but because the term can also apply to trans-sexuals (which I am not) I prefer to use the CD term as it describes me better.
2. How long have you been crossdressing?
   Most of my life to some extent.  I know that I first started dabbling when I was 5 or 6 years old.  Since then the desire to dress has come and gone but never gone away completely.  It has become more intense over the last ten years or so.
3. Acceptance was for me, the turning point, once I had accepted who I was my life changed. What about you? When did acceptance come to you, how did it change your life and outlook regarding crossdressing?
   I don't think I have ever had a problem with acceptance as I have never felt guilty about it and have always enjoyed it.  The one moment of revelation…

Crossdressers Outlook

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As a crossdresser I look at women differently to other men, that is to say when I see an attractive woman walking along the street I don't adopt a typical male response. Firstly I would like to say I am attracted to women, I do not find men remotely attractive, in fact I find it hard to see what anybody could find attractive in a lot of men, but that's probably just me! 


This subject came into my mind while traveling during work (in male mode) with a co-worker, as we were driving along in the morning traffic, my male companion spotted a young woman probably in her late twenties walking along the street toward the station, "thats really class man" he said pointing her out to me. She was about five foot six or so, had shoulder length straight blond hair, short skirt and heels, I doubt if my friend noticed anything else about her, his male instinct had received enough information for him to make his comment. The fact he referred to her as 'that', said enough abou…

Interview with Penny Ollie

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This is the first in a series of interviews with crossdressers, this time we meet Penny Ollie who is from the East of England



1.How do you describe yourself, (crossdresser, transvestite, trans gender) ?
I like to think of myself as trans-gender, but in reality I am a cross dresser, as I have not had any hormone treatment or surgical reassignment. I do not like describing myself as a transvestite, as this is an old term, which I believe has negative connotations, based around past prejudices.
2. How long have you been crossdressing?
I have been cross dressing from my earliest memories. I can recall that my sister and I slept in the same bed in infancy and we often exchanged pyjamas secretly, until my strict father caught us. I was the only one blamed and punished. We were then put in separate  beds.  Shortly after this, at around six years of age, we went on holiday to Torquay. I can remember the landlady in the hotel, putting a red ribbon in my hair and said “you look more like a pretty g…

Loneliness

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We live in a strange world where loneliness is a major problem even though many who suffer from it are in fact far from alone. In the UK it has been recognised that many farm workers now suffer from this as a result of working long hours with out any human contact, there are many other industries where this is also the case. But it is also something that has affected me, and I suspect many crossdressers.
Crossdressing to those who are still very much in the closet is, by it's very nature, a solitary occupation and as such it is very easy to feel lonely if you are having long periods of dressing time on your own. I certainly felt this at times, once the euphoria had subsided and you are sitting in your favourite dress all made up with you best heels on, it is all too easy to feel very much alone. You can almost become a prisoner in your own house, you want to break free, but with the various constraints imposed because of the personal circumstances you are unable to do so. I have fo…

Book Review - My Husband Betty by Helen Boyd

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This is another book that has been around for sometime having, been published in 2003 in fact. Helen Boyd not only deals with her life with a crossdressing husband but also the wider transgender community in some detail. The author does not hold any punches and tells it like it is which may be a little difficult some to take. But is is a fair and objective piece of writing that is certainly worthy of study. I will be honest and say I found it a little hard going in places, partly due to the depth in which she engages her subject, but it is worth sticking with it, as it really is a good book. I found some of the items raised a bit unfair, but I am looking at it from todays perspective, this book is after all sixteen years old, a lot has happened in that time, so I think it would be unfair to take issue with them. However I shall probably look at some of the issues raised in the book in future posts.
My conclusion? For any crossdresser or partner this really is a book you should read at …

Book Review - Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

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I have to say straight away this is not normally the sort of book I would normally read, had I seen it on the shelf in the bookshop I probably would have just passed it by. However this book was recommended by Dawn Wyvern in her blog and suggested it had a transgender element to it, so I just had to give it a go. 
Form page one this is a book I did not want to put down, it tells the story of a young lady's journey on a ship from England to Australia in 1939 just at the point of the outbreak of war. The author describes in excellent detail the lead character (Lilly) her fellow passengers, the ship and the places that are visited in such a way I felt I was there with them. It also gives an insight into the class structure and the way people lived their lives all those years ago. I won't tell you the plot or where the transgender element appears as the would spoil the book, but I will say this is definitely a book you should read. Don't read it for the transgender element, rea…