Category Archives: clothing

Week 168 – Unexpected donations

Spring is my favorite season. The days here in Seattle become noticeably longer, plants burst from buds into infinite shades of green, and the weather can change from hail to sunshine to rain in ten minutes. It also heralds a … Continue reading

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A letter to Heather Coldstream, age 14

Dear Heather, Yesterday you had a life-changing insight and I know it scared the shit out of you. You are not losing your mind. Yes, you are a transsexual. In 2017 we mostly call ourselves transgender or trans for short. … Continue reading

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The Basic Woman’s Wardrobe

Let’s face it, building a wardrobe is tough when you’re trans. Stuff often doesn’t fit right, things that do fit don’t fit over time as your body changes, and then there are the impulse buys that often are attempts at … Continue reading

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Shoe Shopping

I attempted to go shoe shopping yesterday at Nordstrom Rack. I didn’t find any shoes there and frankly, it was a bit demoralizing. I’m stuck with size 12-12 1/2 men’s feet, which works out to 14-14 1/2 women’s, though I can … Continue reading

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Confounding Closet Consternation!

What shirt should I wear today? Well, who’s getting dressed? Oh christ, I don’t need this fucking question today. Go away. No. Deal with me at your peril. Fuck off. Sorry, you’re stuck with me for the time being. (Sigh) OK, … Continue reading

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The Top That Got Away

A while back I found a top that felt wonderful to the touch in a plum-like color that spoke to me. It was cut with a large scoopneck and had short, fluttery sleeves. I totally fell in love with it on the … Continue reading

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The Age-Appropriate Wardrobe

I’m neither full-time nor completely sure I’ll ever be. I think I’d like to be, but I go stretches of days where I feel more genderqueer than anything. I’m also learning more and more to never say never. To that … Continue reading

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