I'm currently living in Europe, but am planning
to move to Brisbane once I scrape enough cash to do so
amongst things like FFS & other surgeries. I've heard many
good things of Brisbane in terms of trans acceptance.
I would like to hear the perspectives of the Australian MtFs.
Honestly, the only thing that concerns me is my safety &
I acknowledge that I much like my mother am paranoid,
but my resoning goes as follows: if people accept ones such
as myself the chances of getting assaulted are reduced significantly,
because as acceptance increases so does tolerance.
Life's already too difficult without having to look behind
one's shoulder all the time.
I'm part of a group which is trying increase support for gender diversity by developing an app to make access to gender neutral toilets easier
We have conducted loads of research to inform our ideas but are in desperate need of some good feedback
It would be really helpful if anyone could have a look and give us some feedback on it
Me too, Brizzy.
Hi, I'm from Brisbane.
Hope all is well Down Under.
I ued to be fairly active with the STG2--2 email group and a little bit with the Seahorse Society but disappeared for a while. I'm in France these days (moved last year).
From what I recall the |Seahorse |society has fairly regular outings planned in Sydney and other states.
Hi, I'm new here. I'm in Melbourne, still somewhat in the closet though, but I'm planning on coming out slowly over the next few months. I have my first appointment at the Gender Clinic in May which I am really looking forward to. Once I'm living the life that I was always meant to, I'll be up for going out!
So my Mum doesn't want me living with her while I'm transitioning as she's not taking the news that her son of 31 years is now going to become her daughter (something that she never suspected) all that well. As a result, I find myself in need of a new place to live. However, this will not be easy. I don't have a proper job, I don't have a lot of money and I have OCD. I'm terrified about going into a share house with people that I don't know, especially being trans. It wouldn't be so bad if I could find something with other trans people as at least we'd all be going through similar things. Because of the OCD, I'd prefer a pet free, child free, smoke free, reasonably clean place. Because I have quite a lot of stuff, I need a certain amount of room. I also need a certain level of security. All of these things shouldn't be too much of a problem...until I factor in that I can really only afford $100-$150 per week (and I could only afford the $150 if all bills were included in that price).
I've been searching the internet in the hopes of finding another trans person that I can move in with, but I've not had much luck. I did have a bit of a chat with a girl from a suburb not far from where I currently live, she does have a room available but she is looking for someone who has a full time job and can afford $165 plus bills which is just out of my price range. My ideal location would be somewhere East/South East/Bayside area, but I'm open to pretty much anything at this point.
The reason for me posting this here is that I'm hoping that maybe there could be a way for people like me to find a place where we can live and be comfortable. Maybe if a group of us got together, we could afford to live somewhere really nice. Maybe someone already has a place with room for one more t-girl. Transitioning can be scary enough without the prospect of living somewhere that I would not be comfortable. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
UPDATE: I'm still looking for a place. I've actually been talking to the girl that had the place that I couldn't afford and she has been very helpful with a lot of advice. I'm working on finding a job as well, preferably part time, that way I will have some money to spend on things like food and housing. I have also done some research into getting rental assistance and while I would be eligable, I'd rather find a job and not have to worry about our idiotic government finding a new way to screw me over.
2 years on and my weight has remained constant.
However, I skipped Christmas this year and I am determined to succeed.
The 'resacralization' of self has begun.
Three weeks in and I am averaging 2.2lb a week.
I note that two pound per week is the recommended rate of weight loss.
However, I would not pretend to have a perfect diet, it needs a lot of fine tuning.
But have you ever noticed how people where you work seem to put weight on over the year?
This is my next formidable challenge for when the holidays end in a week and the imminent return to work becomes a reality I will need to be careful not to become blaise about meals.
Time passes practically unnoticed during the working year so in ten weeks I should have achieved a significant goal.
So wish me luck and I hope you too gain health and happiness.
What is "cellulite" ..LOL
I have just rung in 2013 with some very special company this year.
From out of nowhere came a woman who was more than happy to spend the night showing me how to get the most out of becoming the womam I seem destined to be.
I have had my battles in the past but now I look forward to the many opportunities that lay ahead.
Not least of all, the opportunity to be happy.
I think the greatest challenge for me, as 2013 begins, is my weight and figure.
Since starting Hormone Treatment (HT) several years ago my bust has moved from 39.5 inches to 44 inches or 100cm to 112cm. My hips/buttocks have shifted from 40 inches to 42 inches or 101cm to 106.5cm.
I don't have any hair issues because even at my age there are no signs of balding.
So this year I need to adopt a hair style that suits me.
I have had considerable work done on my face and therefore the remaining sessions should bring about a pleasing result.
Again, this year I need to adopt a face (make-up) that will make me comfortable.
At this stage of the process I feel that being transsexual is very Spiritual. Its not quite a fantasy but it is like it and fantasies are in turn very much like mythologies.
Our spirituality is built upon our mythologies, or the cultural stories that Jung said come from deep within our consciousness.
To conclude, since the very essence of my core is female, just as it is with many of you here, I can say very confidently that I love you all very much. I love being myself and therefore I can say I love you all too.
So, I will raise a glass later this evening to this year and the promises it holds for some very exciting, positive and welcomed developments.
Im just over the ditch from you, and dont have issues with getting shoes im an 11 womens and slightly wider though many of my women friends cant wear my shoes, and they like my self are women, we can get shoes from... Willow Shoes ...,
A woman i know who,s from up Auckland way has been down here to Timaru and i met her some years ago and she imports them form over sea,s they are very nice though a bit dear yet well made and leather, they have a shop in Christchurch , though im not sure where now because of all the earth quakes going on and demo of the buildings,
When i do come over i go to Tasmania and stay for 6 weeks at a time,
any way thought i,d add this ,
Hi Chalice ,
Well not everyone in Sydney knows but maybe a few more do now including me :P
Thanks for this info. I will give them a look as I still need more shoes :) Shame more folks don't post in this forum, I'm sure there's more than 3 of us on here in Aus
Everyone in Sydney knows that Long Lines Shoes stock larger sizes.
Find them @ Parramatta and City
Due to the sparcity of Aussie members that post I'm not sure many will read this but here goes
I have struggled since arriving in Sydney to find shoes for my larger feet. Part of the trouble is I have wide feet so where a normal womens size 11 would fit for length they simply don't have the width. I ordered some running shoes from Pauls Warehouse online last week and when they arrived I'm pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they are. These are a womens size 12. I have to warn that it's not advisable to go to a store at least not the one I went to as the assistant wouldn't look for even an 11 she said "we don't have any that big try a mens size" Anyone want to guess which store sent my size 12?
There are some branches of Payless Shoes also now stocking 12's as well so I thought we could all post shops that sell larger shoes and share the info with others
I have contacted the Gender Centre in Sydney and they provided me with the following references.
Works in Ultimo, Westmead and Bella Vista
RPAH Medical Centre (in Camperdown – this is a private option based at the hospital)
Has anyone been to see one of the above? Or can anyone recommend somone else in Sydney?
I'm Darina, mtf pre-op. I live in Russia in Krasnoyarsk city. Like visage, skating. I have a three children: Fedya, Misha and Masha.
Welcome to GS.
My old stomping ground is Williamstown.
I do miss the old Peninsula, I've really not been back since 1990, maybe I will return one day.
I look forward to hearing all about Melbourne in 2013.
Hello girls I'm from melbourne
Hi everyone- good to see some aussies out there- I'm from Sydney :)
Hellooooooo Howard !!
Great to meet you, neighbour.
A few years back I lived in Canberra for about 6 months....was a regular visitor to several of the lovely cocktail lounges/bars.
I was even the "resident tranny" at one of them, Knightsbridge Penthouse....don't know if it's still in existence.
Hi neighbor I'm in Canberra
I'm from Sydney. I've just joined Gender Society although I've been around as a "sometimes-public crossdressing transgendered girl" for many years.
Let's see if we can get the Australian Forum buzzing.
Didi (or Dee)
Hey all, I'm from Perth ^_^
we're lucky here in NSW. NSW Labor may be really terrible but at least Kristina is waaaaaay cuter than Anna Bligh :)
I'm new to the forum and can't get enough of everyones chit on anything/ everything.
I guess I've been trying to find someone else on here just like me to find out whether I'm okay or just being dumb.
Oh how I ache as there isn't another me but you do all help me feel like I belong. Thankyou.....
It'd be easier believing I'm a perverted weirdo and I've tried many times convincing myself of just that and getting on with life, but the real me is always barely a scratch below the surface.
I can't say that I ever had a concious thought way back that I was a woman trapped in a mans body. It was always much more subtle than that and my immature mind never really connected the dots.
Mum always smelt so nice and was soooo soft. Why did the girls get the pretty hair dresses and shoes. I was totally immune to girl germs and had more girl playmates than boys and the play was always girl orientated. Dolls houses really were fun. The anatomy lessons on the woodshed roof were always about what the girls had beneath their dresses. No one wanted to know what I had inside my shorts and i didn't care because I only ever wanted what they had.
Since those earliest times life has just evolved with barely a concious thought.
I outed to my wife who eventually outed me to the world in a number of different courts. This taught me that in general society will accept me for who I am as i was determined not to be ashamed or apoligise to anyone ever for it. Let's not get confused here either as neither will they embrace you with open arms which just suits me fine as I am left to get on with being me. I'll never forget the Judge in the Family Law Court interrupting me in a cross examination by asking my ex why she married me when she knew i was a cross dresser beforehand. She denied it but after having worked in the court system for a number of years i had a magistrate tell me that he could instantly tell when someone was lying. They are lied to everyday but what this Judge asked showed me that even the most conservative sections of society respect the truth and respected me for what I was. It had been accepted as fact and at no time was I ever ridiculed.
Enough of that.
Today i'm a very ambiguos male/female in public and do get lots of looks as I just about don't own any male clothing anymore except for work clothes as I work in a factory. It took sometime being accepted at work after the first pieces of pink and lace peeked out from beneath my work clothes. Lots of quizzicle looks and questions but I've come to realise that many men have another hidden side to them with the prevelence of satin boxers now especially amongst gen y. Admittedly they have to have some absolutely inane cartoon character splashed all over them for them to be openly accepted but they too obviously don't like the horse rugs that are called mens underwear. Whatever manufacturer works this out first will make a killing.
Perhaps I should start my own mens and womens clothing lines. I've always been very aware of what others wore and usually find myself being highly critical especially of what women are wearing. So many women seem to be hell bent on dressing like a man. I have a niece that doesn't own a dress or skirt and is a captain in the army. I'm so jealous that they can be given what they've got and then fritter it away denying the fantastic world of womens clothes. Is there anything more comfortable than a soft flowing dress? If I were thirty years younger I'd have a closet full of those beautiful flirty short pleated skirts. Dream on.
Another conundrum in my life is that I also only have a motor bike for transport. By choice. A big one too so the next one that flies past may well be wearing thigh highs lace and a c cup. I don't often go out fully dressed as I haven't got even close to working out how to remove a helmet leaving a wig looking like anything other than a dish mop. Helmet hair!!!!! I often cheat though and just leave the helmet on riding around. I've just picked up a lovely polo dress that I can't wait to ride out in.
Ive read a lot through the forum that many find it difficult buying whatever they want a la femme. From my experience and I've had plenty I find that just about anywhere is good enough. I used to enter stores and try and pass off whatever I was buying as being for a wife or girlfriend and that the more I said the less believable I was but I was never shown any discourtesy by shop assistants. Most seemed to find me a fun curiosity and would go out of their way to be helpful. These days I don't offer an explanation or try any sort of charade and just talk to them about what I'm after and I've yet to find them as anything other than helpful. Some don't twig straight away but when I ask to try something on the light goes on. Don't be ashamed or apologetic and always be polite by asking and they can't do enough for you. It's actually easier having them assist rather than trying to find anything on a packed clothes rack.
The last things I bought were 2 pairs of stretch bootlegs from jeanswest and I just walked in and picked them out myself and paid for them at the counter. I've got a pair of Ariat Westlake clogs coming that are a wide fit that'll be fantastic with the jeans. Check them out girls.
Anyway life has evolved and I am determined to find a job other than in a factory grow my hair and change over forever. Life is good although sad movies always make me cry.
Sorry for this turning into an epic. It all just sort of flowed out.
Only you girls will realise how badly I've wanted to tell this story.
Is anyone on here well connected enough to get the new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard a makeover. I cringe everytime I see her.
Hi Selena, i don't think you would have any problems at allif you went out but i understand the enormity of the decision, most of the girls i have spoken to have felt comfortable with a group and it also gives you support when you need it.
I'm still confronting my fears about venturing out, all in good time i guess, i do wish you the best and hope all goes well and you have a wonderful time when you are able to go forth,
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Hello to all Aussie girls
It seems to me Steve,
if you wanna stay a fella, but want big areolas.
Chalice`s suggestion about the tattoo. Would probably be the way to go. I dunno about hormones, but Cristine does. The tatto certainly would be quicker, & cheaper for sure. Than using hormones. Plus your manhood wouldn`t shrivel up. I think that may be something to seriously consider darling............
''I want to get the biggest nipples and areolas I can but to have tiny breasts. I want to still live and work as a male''
. My considered opinion? keep to that regime and you won't be a man for much longer. You do understand it will affect your erectile function, your libido, and probably not just limit growth to your nipples,
This is a late reply but, hey, its only April.
Your wish to have large areolas and small breasts is a contradiction.
The areola expands as a result of an increase in the mass and foundation of the breast.
The greatest expansion occurs during pregancy.
Further, male to female transsexuals may experience an increase in the size of their breasts without a corresponding increase in the diameter of the areolas.
Nevertheless, there is a clinic in Sydney specialising in cosmetic tattoos who will also perform an areola tattoo to deepen the colour and the size. You may find something similar in NT, or alternatively fly down to Syd.
I want to get the biggest nipples and areolas I can but to have tiny breasts. I want to still live and work as a male but with feminine nipples and very small breasts. I am self medicating with hormones from Canida. I am currently on Estrace 2mg 3 times a day and Progesterone micronized 100mg once daily.
Any recommendations on hormone regimes or other methods to encourage nipple growth.
Sorry for the delay.
No. It was Laser Hair removal.
I'm too much od a woos for electrolysis unless you knock me out first.
Was this laser or electrolysis Chalice ?
I went to Laser Razor at Newtown.
I think it works out cheaper and less painful.
I am also very happy with the results
wow, I dont know if I could handle 4 hours worth in one go :?
Good luck to you. I still have some hair to remove but am lucky that no one notices anymore, even after a couple of days :)
I am on their "accelerator" programme - which is 2 machines and 32 simulataneous probes. 3 hours session of that is $425 and the 4th hour is an extra $70. Its pure galvanic (no blend, just plain DC).
Whats the cost per session?
Had my consultation and first session. Wasn't overly painful. They do a 100% galvanic job, so each needle is in for 5 minutes. During this first session he used just 1 machine, but the next time, he will use 2 machines and 32 needles simultaneously. Between 120-150 hours was the estimate with two machines. Next session will be 3 hours and will be in 2 weeks time as I will be away next week.
I preferred one west of the city where I could drive to and park. I shall indeed update this post after I have had my first session.
Advanced Electrolysis Centre 9 George St
I found this on Polare p43 refer Gender Centre web page
We would like to know your results
Well, in the absence of any replies I am trying out Permanence in Drummoyne who at least officially support the local Gender Centre. So I expect they have done a fair number of TG clients. I shall keep everyone updated as to how it goes.
Can anyone recommend a good electrolysis place in Sydney to start my beard removal?