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    • April 2, 2012 12:29 PM BST
    • Hiya Michelle. Welcome to GS. I'm sure you will make lots of new friends here. Really good to read that things have turned out well for you. Long may it last. Hugs Lillith x

    • April 2, 2012 12:00 AM BST
    • Hello,I am Michelle and I am a 33 year old pre op ts.My life as a boy was a mess.The feelings started at an early age and I thought I was a lost cause.My parents did not accept it at all when I came out when I was 14.They kicked me out and told me not to come back.Luckily my open minded Aunt Bev took me in and she would never reject me in any way.She listened and saw I was very happy about myself.Began dressing fulltime as a girl after my Aunt took me in.My life changed and I saw there was hope with me.My aunt did get me help and diagnosed with gender dysphoria.Transitioned 3 monthes after I was diagnosed.I was approved for the SRS when I was 19,I decided to keep what I was born with and it would be a regret having the SRS.I am in a relationship,have an opened minded boyfriend and his name is Brandon.He knows I am pre op,I told him before we started dating 2 years ago.I am happy with my new life as a pre op.

    • April 2, 2012 12:06 AM BST
    • Thank you Rosie for the warm welcome.I am glad there other like me that understand

    • April 1, 2012 5:44 PM BST
    • Hi Rosie, thanks for the warm welcome. I am sure I am going to like it here. I am going through a lot at this time and can use the advice and understanding of everyone on this forum.

    • March 27, 2012 10:55 AM BST
    • thank you for the warm welcome, I hope I become great friends with all of you.

    • March 26, 2012 7:45 PM BST
    • Thanks Rosie x

    • March 25, 2012 5:36 PM BST
    • Thankyou , Rosie for the warm welcome, I have just started therapy, and could really use some friends right now

    • March 25, 2012 3:45 PM BST
    • Thanks for the kind welcome messages.

    • March 22, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    • thanks you...

    • March 18, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    • thanks for the welcome rosie.

    • March 18, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    • Thanks Rosie. I really appreciate the sweet and warm welcome. I feel at home already. XOXO.

    • March 18, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    • Katie, why does Rosie not have "the power"?!
      Forum moderators need to be able to moderate.

    • March 17, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    • Hi Lucy, no it does not work for me I have had several goes at it but it just tells me i do not have permission - so have passed it on to christine xx

    • March 17, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    • Are you sure you can't delete them Rosie? As forum moderator you should have the power. Don't you see a delete option along side each post in your forum?

    • March 17, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    • ha ha Micah, dont worry I carnt delet them myself but will ask cristine to have a tidy up
      Rosie xx

    • March 17, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    • Hello Lucy! and Rosie could you be ever so kind to delete my multiple posts? pretty please?! I promise to be more patient with the return button when posting in the future. Thank you so much.

    • March 17, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    • Hello to Micah and Lewis.
      Micah, if you ask Rosie nicely she will delete the multiple entries for you!

    • March 17, 2012 10:23 AM GMT
    • thank you verymuch for the warm welcome, :)

    • March 17, 2012 8:40 AM GMT
    • Thank you for the warm welcome! My wife and I are excited about becoming members of this site.

    • March 14, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    • oh hai

    • March 13, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    • thank you rosie
      i feel very welcomed

    • April 1, 2012 4:07 PM BST
    • Hi Tara - Love your spunky profile pic !!!! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, Michelle

    • April 1, 2012 10:46 AM BST
    • Very Well Caitlin. I love to make new friends and talk geek. Feel free to hit my profile, send me a message, or read my blog! n.n

    • March 30, 2012 6:54 PM BST
    • Hi Tara,

      I used to live in Cali over in Oxnard, Ventura County.

      Total geekette here as well as a history of conventions as well as ren faires including anime expo, san diego comc con and escondido, and ojai ren faires.

      How are you doing these days?


    • April 1, 2012 6:14 AM BST
    • Hi KariAnne, I'm not sure just where you live but I do know it is only a state away. I'm sure I will enjoy TGS. I'm so glad I found this place.

    • April 1, 2012 6:06 AM BST
    • Hi Susan,
      Nice to see ladies from this area here. I'm in the Redwood Falls, MN. area
      I think You'll like TGS. Enjoy

    • April 1, 2012 4:35 AM BST
    • Hi everyone my name is Susan and I joined this site today. I am a lifelong crossdresser and have been out to everyone for the past 19 years. I have been a full time dresser for the past 7 months and started my transition two months ago. I know I have a long and rough road ahead of me but I am determined to go forward with this. I hope to make many friends here and also to contribute to this forum as well as learn from it. I am pleased to be here and thank everyone for accepting me.

    • March 29, 2012 10:03 AM BST
    • I was looking forward to watching it just to find out, only people who live in the UK can view it.

    • March 25, 2012 10:39 AM BST
    • Ah, found it...

      Very good Michelle!

      Katie x

    • March 22, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    • Hi Michelle, I saw the documentary on telly and thought you came across as a lovely woman.
      Best of luck with SRS.

    • March 21, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    • it was on ITV1 on march the 1st, so maybe still ITV player or google "My dad is a woman" x

    • March 21, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    • Hi Michelle and welcome back. Congrats on becoming a TV star. Where can we see it?

      Hugs, Katie x

    • March 20, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    • Thank Michelle for your good wishes and and offer of support which i am sure i will take you up on.It has made a massive difference having my wife supporting me and accompanying me to all my appointments with the medics and the gi clinic.

    • March 20, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    • Thanks for all your lovely messages and support for the documentary. The only reason I agreed to to take part was because we were promised that it would be done sensitively and portray a positive message, which I think it did. :)
      Emma good luck with everything, if you need to talk don't be afraid to message me, great news that your wife is supporting you, it makes a massive difference. xx

    • March 19, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    • Hi Michelle , Thank you so much for sharing in the excellent itv documentary.I saw so much of that in me.I am in the early stages of transition and the documentry was both helpful and encouraging to myself and my wife who bless her is staying with me and supporting me during my transition.I am also blessed tin having a supportive son and the support of my immediate family and that of my wifes family.Hope all goes well when you have your surgery.

    • March 19, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    • Missed you Michelle! glad all is going so well for you! xoxo

    • March 19, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    • Hi Michelle, Thanks for sharing . I just watched the ITV video.I was just so pleased to see such a positive representation of a Transgendered persons close relationships being so important supportive and understanding.This gives us all hope.

    • March 19, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    • Hello!!


      I just wanted to say hello to everyone, my name is Michelle,I am a female trans-woman. I have been a member of this site on and off since 2007,this site helped me a great deal during the early stages of my transition. I have been full time nearly 4 years and i am due to have my GRS surgery very soon :) :) I was in the recent documentary shown on ITV1 "My dad is a woman. Hopefully I will be back for a while this time  and would love to share my experiences and make new friends. :) xx

    • March 26, 2012 8:12 PM BST
    • Hi. I'm an androgynous genderqueer male (if I had to define it) from Cumbria. I feel alienated by the social standards of gender roles and I think I could of benefited from being born a girl. I often wear makeup and 'womens clothes'. I'm very much 'out' about it, if I'm having a night out I put on make up and squeeze my heels on.
      I don't feel the need to go through any form of transition or go by anything but male gender pro-nouns, but I strongly empathise with trans-folk. Any TV shows about trans-issues I watch, and may get teary eyed over
      I am also hetro-romantic-asexual. There seems to be quite a few people who identify as ace who are also genderqueer.


      I guess I started off slowly to dicovering my gender. I always like dressing up as a kid, whether being a lady, pirate or monster. I always was intreaged by my mothers makeup and jewelry too. When I got to my teens i became aware of bands like Placebo, Manic Street Preachers, Marilyn Manson and went through a Goth Phase just to wear makeup (tho now I still really like the goth scene). My parents were worried about it at the time but now are totally cool about it all.

    • March 19, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    • Hello all


                   My Name is Emma i am tg mtf and living full time as a female. I am transitioning under the supervision of a gi clinic.I am so pleased to have found this community of travelling souls some on different journeys but all hopefully arriving where they want to be at peace with their body and mind.Hope to make  some new friends and be able to offer support if i can.




    • March 19, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    • Thank you Debbie I feel so comfortable chatting with all you girls and I really enjoy your quirky sense of humor lol, chat soon take care Rose xxx

    • March 19, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    • That's so great ro! Err. Rose! Ive really enjoyed chatting with u xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • March 18, 2012 11:05 AM GMT
    • any step forward is a step in the right direction Hugs!

    • March 17, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    • I'm Ro or Rose Ro is my in between name. I'm a 49 year old and I feel I'm TG it complicated I think you will understand. Last night I chatted to a couple of lovely supportive ladies and today instead of having my normal hair cut I showed the hairdresser a couple of pictures of cute soft short hair styles I found on the web. I did ask here to be descrete so I can brush it to fit my manish mask style. butI'm happy because its short cute and naturally soft so I have achieved some thing the first step to freeing the real me. oh and if in someof this post the spaces aremissing please forgive me mylaptop is fighting back from having a hot chocolate bath.. lol

    • March 10, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    • Jemma-


      For many  years I have used a hair removal system called "soft caress" which I buy online from Hemmacher and Schlemmer.  It "fairly" gently plucks all of the hairs from my body.  I do not need to use on my face.  Always my body skin and legs are as smooth as a baby's. Such a grand feeling!  It causes a small amount of pain, but for years I have found it worthwhile.  Cost is about $95.


      Good plucking.



    • March 10, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    • Hi Jaszmyn-

      I am sooo happy for you.  As you begin this journey things happen so fast.  This happened to me many years ago, and my best advice is to go slowly, but enjoy every second of these new experiences.  Savory each feeling and they will all grow.  In addition, it is really helpful to stick to your new understanding of yourself, and do not let others bully you away from your fundamental feelings and line of development. Most important, recognize and be attentive to the feelings of your loved ones around you and remenber that civil discourse with them will eventually solve all problems.  Cheers! to knowing who you are.





    • March 10, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    • welcome to the fold hun..

    • March 9, 2012 9:16 AM GMT
    • Hi Jaszmyn! I think you've came to the right place, the girls are all fantastic here and you will be feeling right at home in no time at all. Enjoy!
      Maggie x

    • March 8, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    • dont worry jared, we all had a "first" time you are among friends here and you will find plenty of support, help and advise

    • March 8, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    • HEYHEYHEY!! I want to start off by saying thank you for the immediate welcome and kind behavior.  My birth name is Jared but Jaszmyn sounds sooo much better :) and im 20 years old turnig 21 in september!!  This is the first time i've ever talked about myself other then to the people who are closest to me (excluding my parents).  I've lived so long in secret feeling lost and confused.  Even now I have no clue lol.  I look forward to meeting new people and hopfully start to sort everything out, because if there is one thing i've learned.  It can be very overpowering when it's just you. *kisses*