Hi Kandi ! Thank you for sharing your many adventures and thoughts. You are doing an awesome job with your inspirational blog! Merry Christmas to you and your family and I wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Marci
While I haven’t commented before, it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy reading. As I approach retirement, I use your example to consider what Leann might be able to do while volunteering.
Kandi, I suspect that you may have more readers than you know. I am, of necessity for now, hiding my femininity from most people in my life. Your accounts of interactions with people as Kandi are challenging my view of my world and ‘engendering’ hope in me that, with a change of MY attitude, my world might not be so very different from yours. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your life with us. It is deeply appreciated.
I just want to say thank you for your blog. It helps me see how accepting people can be. I recently told my counselor about your blog and she hopes it will help me be more open to adventures, more than I am now. Thanks again. Paula
Happy Thanksgiving to you also. This Blog is truly an inspiration, for that I a thankful!
Lace and Smiles,
You are an inspiration! Keep it up. There’s not many safe places for us to go on the Internet, yours is. Thank you.
Lace and Smiles!
I live in Seattle, the place where Grunge was born. One would be hard-pressed to find anyone in a dress most times, except on Thursday nights, when the local cross dresser social group gets together. I used to be a member of the group, but I left when I was told I was not a cross dresser; I wore pants to a get-together one night! I love to wear a dress, but I can feel like my feminine self in just about anything. Still, I’d wear dresses much more often if other women around here would too.
One of the nights, when I was out with the group a guy (who was in the band that was playing) came over to our table during his break. He greeted us with, “How are you ‘Dressers’ tonight?” I politely corrected him by asking him to please refer to us as ladies – not Dressers. He then said, “Oh, but I thought….since you’re wearing a woman’s dress… I interrupted him, saying, “I am not wearing a woman’s dress; this is MY dress!” I, later, heard Eddie Izzard say much the same thing in an interview. I’ve since modified it to: “I’m not just wearing women’s clothing; I OWN this.” Cuz when you really own it, as you said, Kandi, ” I feel prettier in a dress. I strut more confidently in a dress. I float, telling the world I am a woman and am happy to be one!” Miss Connie
I am deeply appreciative of all of my readers. The blog certainly feeds my insecurities, appeals to my vanity (we all have it on some level), but most importantly for me, it makes a difference. Not a world-changing difference, but it matters to many. And that matters to ME. As I continue to evolve, I want to have more of an impact and spend less time on empty internet trolling. My main presence will be here and my Flickr page. I am getting more directly involved in certain causes as Kandi and will continue to seek those activities.
The comments above touched me over the past few months. All comments are meaningful, they provide me with feedback and push me forward when I start to get a bit lazy about content here. It helps me understand that what I do, my silly little adventures, are not only fun for me, but may help others. I love all of my readers and am particularly thankful for Pat and Marie, regular contributors here.
Comment, please. Reach out and tell me your story. Share an adventure (I love those the most). Simply tell us about a beautiful dress you just wore or a simple afternoon spent being you, the wonderful you!
This blog is about being positive, being uplifting and most importantly, being ladylike. As we’ve discussed, our spectrum of the universe is Baskins Robbins and we don’t serve every flavor here. But we do love our favorite flavor!