I recently attended a conference in Las Vegas and decided to avail myself of one of the transformation services located there. If I was confident enough in the results, I would return to my hotel totally en femme via a circuitous route, forcing myself to spend time in public. The photo I’ve provided with this article is the product of that transformation. Needless to say, I happily and nervously ventured out in public for the very first time! I felt it necessary to notify the Uber driver that the passenger with a male name would be dressed as a woman. He was courteous and made no mention of it, delivering me to the hotel/casino I’d selected as the starting point for returning to my accommodations. After navigating the hotel and casino to the tram platform, getting lost and having to ask directions once along the way, I rode the tram to my own hotel and navigated through its lobby and casino back to my room. Success! Not one strange look or any comments.
Obviously, I planned for this outing in advance, even going so far as to purchase a pair of women’s glasses to help carry off the look. That was an ordeal in and of itself. Making the purchase was easy with a very helpful clerk, however, the young lady on duty when I picked them up was a total pain in the rear. I’ve been back to the store since for an adjustment and the clerk that helped me this time ended up replacing my frames because the young lady had totally screwed up the originals!
I also selected pieces of jewelry I wanted to wear during the photo shoot from my collection. I packed them in a soft-sided jewelry bag that went in another bag which then went inside my checked suitcase. When my checked bag came around the carousel at McCarran airport, there was a strap from the inner bag hanging out of a partially broken zipper of the suitcase. When I opened the suitcase, I found that every zipper of the inner bag was unzipped. All the zippers of my purse which was packed in the inner bag were unzipped. Every piece of jewelry that was inside that jewelry bag was gone! Most of it was stuff I’ve accumulated over the last thirty years or so and irreplaceable!
My wife contacted the airport, TSA, and the airline. When they all said the stolen jewelry was not their fault, she went on social media and ranted. This resulted in my eldest daughter contacting me to ask what had been stolen, a detail my wife had intentionally omitted. My crossdressing has been a secret throughout the course of all my children’s lives; however, I didn’t want to lie to her. After discussing with my wife, I decided to come out to both of our girls, who are now adults and very supportive of LGBTQ people. Fortunately, they have both taken it well and it is a great relief to no longer have to worry about hiding this long-kept secret from them.
I never would have expected going for a transformation would change my life this much. I don’t know where things will go from here, but I do know I’d very much like to step out in the world again as Stephanie.
Thank you so much for reading my article. I know many of you remember your first time out with your total girl on. Would you like to share with me if your first time out was a negative or a positive experience and why?