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Hello I'm Olivia

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(@og1975swe)
Active Member     Södermanland, Sweden
Joined: 2 months ago

Hi,
I'm relatively new to this forum and it's time to introduce myself.

I'm Olivia, live in Sweden. (I hope my English text can be understood). I find it difficult to meet like-minded people here in Sweden (not in Stockholm or Göteborg). Cross-dressing is still a bit 'taboo' here. Therefore I prefer foreign forums where I feel free. I have kept my cross-dressing as a secret for a long time, until a couple of years ago when I revealed it all.

I have never felt like a "real man". As a child I prefered playing alone because I couldn't play with other boys. Girls didn't want to play with me because I was a boy. As a child, I was jealous of the girls' long hair, make-up and nice clothes.

In adulthood, I have had difficulty expressing myself, e.g. in terms of dress and hairstyle, has always disliked men's clothes and short haircuts. Nowadays I use women's clothes, but neutral simple clothes, e.g. jeans and t-shirt. I don't even want to cut down the nails anymore, only shaping them. I allows hair to grow freely and uses hair colors.

I have always struggled with low self confidence, which have impaired my ability to find friends. When I meet other "normal" men in social situations I feel uncomfortable, I don't feel like that when I'm in a social situation with women, I feel more relaxed.

My self confidence is now getting better, after I have speak with a few persons about my cross- dressing, showed some of my female clothes and make up, and also use neutral female clothes when outdoors. In this outfit I feel almost immortal.

Now I am trying out different styles, buys a lot of clothes at online second-hand markets, but also from cheap stores where I also find make-up and accessories.

/Olivia

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(@samanthaxxxx)
Joined: 3 months ago

Honorable Member     London, London, United Kingdom
Posts: 255

@og1975swe Valkommen Olivia, you will find all the friends , chat and advice you beyond your dreams here , a true global family awaits you x

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(@ellyd22)
Joined: 11 months ago

Illustrious Member     Norfolk, United Kingdom
Posts: 2920

@og1975swe 

Hey girl!

Welcome to CDH 🙂

Your English is perfect - and what a wonderful introduction you've given.

So much of it strikes a chord with me. I'm trans, but when I was growing up I wasn't even aware that that was a thing. I wanted to be a girl, and like you I was jealous of their hair and clothes and well ... everything about them. When I hit puberty I didn't know WHAT I was; how could I want to be a girl so badly and yet still be attracted to them? It didn't make any sense to me at all.

As the male self I've presented to society all my life I'm reserved and lacking in self-confidence; as Ellie I'm bouncy and full of life. And I also feel uncomfortable around men and much, much prefer the company of women.

I keep my nails and hair long, and from July when I take early retirement colouring my hair is definitely going to feature in my future.

So ... I get it!

I especially like this quote:

... and also use neutral female clothes when outdoors. In this outfit I feel almost immortal.

Yes!

Så välkommen igen till CDH. Du har hittat en ny familj!

Hugs

Ellie x

 

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Baroness Annual
(@finallyfiona)
Joined: 5 months ago

Noble Member     Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 553

@og1975swe Welcome to CDH Olivia 🙂  You've come to exactly the right place, this is such a warm and friendly community of girls who will totally understand you, support and encourage you as much as you need. 

Again, welcome and I look forward to getting to know you more through forum posts and chats.

Hugs,
Fiona xxx

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Lady
(@harriette)
Joined: 1 year ago

Famed Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2242

@og1975swe Welcome to CDH, Olivia!

Given enough time, CDH could help encourage you even more to dress as you like, to build more self-confidence.

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(@ab123)
Famed Member     Surrey, United Kingdom
Joined: 4 years ago

Welcome Olivia. You are now part of a wonderful community. I hope you enjoy your time here and it gives you a new dimension to your life. You are certainly not alone.

 

Angela 

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Lady
(@annaredhead)
Reputable Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Joined: 2 months ago

Welcome to CDH

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 Lacy
Duchess
(@rholtman96)
Estimable Member     Lincoln city, Oregon, United States of America
Joined: 1 year ago

If your AI picture is anything like your true self you are truly beautiful. Welcome to CDH.          Lacy        

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(@juliarey)
Honorable Member     Wisconsin, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

You are certainly welcome here.  I hope you find as much support and encouragement here as I have been so fortunate to find.

XO - Julia

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(@firefly)
Noble Member     Panama, Panama, Panama
Joined: 6 years ago

Hi Olivia.

Welcome to CDH. A friendly, understanding and supportive community. Here is a nice place to talk. Feel at ease.

Gisela 

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(@fishingr8)
Illustrious Member     Montana, United States of America
Joined: 4 years ago

Hi Olivia and its so nice to meet you as you have been here for a bit we hope you have looked around and done some reading of the forums and posts with a few profiles thrown in for fun.. The many ladies here telling there stories about there journeys as they head down the femme road they are on in life.. You know as a new sister and family member you are welcomed with open arms into our home as well as yours now also.. So girl when you get comfortable with us please join in with a story or two about the life and times of Olivia as she travels down her own girly path in life.. Now girl as for making friends here there are so many ladies from all over the world like you or as I am here in Montana USA So build some wonderful friendships and best of all we are just a simple click away from you .. Once again girlfriend nice to meet you and hope to see you around for a chat sometime soon.. 

Stephanie Bass

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(@aliceunderwire)
Illustrious Member     Near Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
Joined: 5 years ago

Hi Olivia,

Welcome to CDH.  Good for you for being yourself.

Alice

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 Leah
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(@leah63)
Prominent Member     Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Joined: 6 years ago

Welcome Olivia,  you have come to the right place for support and acceptance and advice.

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(@catherine0918)
Honorable Member     Henderson, Nevada, United States of America
Joined: 12 months ago

Hi Olivia!

Welcome to CDH!

I think you will find the community helpful, encouraging and supportive.

Again, welcome to CDH!

Catherine

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