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    Vanessa Marie
    Registered On: May 11, 2018
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    When I was first discovering this side of myself, I was a preteen. I would steal my mom’s or my sister’s clothes. It scratched an itch, but it wasn’t entirely fulfilling. When I got older, through high school and college, I never dressed. I never really forgot about it, I just suppressed the urges and slowly forgot.

    It wasn’t until my girlfriend (now wife), moved in with each other and I had access to a wardrobe of women’s clothing that I started feeling the urges again. Luckily, at the same time, my wife was discovering things about herself so telling her that I was a CD wasn’t as awkward as I was afraid it would have been. That was 8 years ago, and even then it wasn’t fulfilling, just a phase of more self-discovery.

    Since then, I’ve moved into a house in my home town, I’ve been working on a career for 5 years, and I’ve been in a place in my life where I can finally explore this side of me without inhibition. Where I can buy my own clothes, wigs, make up, cosmetics, everything I need. All the while, among the many talents my wife has, she is also training to be a certified make up artist.

    Last October, we set a date. I shaved head (well, face) to toe. I picked out 2 outfits: one legging long-sleeve t-shirt combo, and one red, skin tight mini dress and black velvet wedge heels (still my favorite outfit ever!). I got a corset, breast forms, a long black wavy wig: the whole nine yards. The whole process took about an hour and a half

    When my wife finished, she gave me a big hug and said “go look in the mirror.” I did and my jaw hit the floor. She made me look gorgeous! 100% I looked like an entirely different person, well at least to what I’m used to seeing myself as. I felt different. I felt beautiful. Never once could I have described myself that way.

    There were so many feelings swirling inside me. My eyes watered a bit, but I stood tall, in my wedge heels and my mini dress. I looked myself up and down in the mirror, enjoying and admiring. Then, I looked myself in my smokey eyes, and said “Hello. I’m Vanessa. Nice to meet you.”

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    • #696445
      Registered On: March 19, 2021
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      That sounds lovely sweetie. I’ve not felt like a woman myself yet but I was called a she at a grocery store while in femme mode. I was also even hit on once already while in femme mode girlfriend.

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      Wanda Ovahear
      Registered On: October 19, 2022
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      A lovely story, Vanessa and your profile pics are gorgeous!

      Hugs & kisses,

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      Registered On: November 23, 2022
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      That is a lovely story. Thank you for sharing this. I dream that one day I will be able to share Gemma with my wife but that feels a long way off right now. But reading personal stories like this is giving me hope.

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      Allysa Grant
      Registered On: November 1, 2022
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      Hi Vanessa, welcome to CDH. Please dont take this wrong but i am so jealous. A wife and a makeup artist. Best blessing ever. My girlfriend will help paint my nails but the rest is up to me. She doesn’t mind if dress elsewhere but she kind of understands and doesn’t want me to be female around her. You are lucky to have found her and I wish you the best. Hugs

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      Michelle Burk
      Registered On: August 22, 2022
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      It’s a beautiful feeling and when you look the best you can you feel lovely. Thanks

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      Julie Shaw
      Registered On: September 3, 2015
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      Wonderful experience – thanks for sharing, Sweetie.

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      J J
      Registered On: September 13, 2019
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      Wow, what a great story on so many levels. I am happy for you and your wife (she seems rather proud of her work.)

      I can not say I have ever had that feeling as I am just a man in a dress. I know the look thoughts I went to a professional makeup artist/CD service while in London and did the whole nine yards (see my profile). I was very pleased with the results and thought I looked pretty good as a mature woman, but I didn’t feel like a woman.

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      Jessica Skye
      Registered On: October 27, 2022
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      Thanks for sharing this experience. It proves encouragement and motivation for us all. Thanks 🙂

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      Kim Dahlenbergen
      Registered On: November 18, 2019
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      That’s so lovely! You and your wife have something special to share.

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      Ginger Snap
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      Registered On: March 9, 2022
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      Wonderful story. Wow supportive wife and makeup artist. Best of all worlds. Count your blessings
      Luvs Hugs Ginger

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      April Sinclair
      Registered On: April 29, 2022
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      What a wonderful beautiful experience for such a beautiful woman Vanessa count your blessings girlfriend. Makes me smile to read and hear of your acceptance and support. And you absolutely look so authentic and genuinely beautiful in your photos!

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      Deborah Sullivan
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      First time feeling like a real woman came on when I was in my early 20’s and was on a dinner date with my b/f at the time. I had bought a new curly wig and was dressed to the nines in that little black dress in hose and makeup. We ,as a couple, blended into the crowd so well and was referred to as Miss  by the host and waiter that night . It was also the first time I used the women’s bathroom in public. I loved being out and treated as a woman the entire evening

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      Jill Quinn
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      That’s so great Vanessa! Your wife is an Angel and a Saint. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. And your photos are absolutely gorgeous! My God do you pass! I hope that in the future, you will share more of your stories and photos with us.

      Hugs, Jill

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      Stephanie Bass
      Registered On: November 30, 2019
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      Hi Vanessa nice to meet you as i see this was posted a while back but its a wonderful story .. I wanted you to know that as having a supportive wife my self  thank you for this story as it makes the heart feel so girly inside he he ..

      Stephanie  Bass

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      Katherine Leigh
      Registered On: February 19, 2021
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      I first time I felt like a woman was the first time I fully dressed during a professional makeover. I didn’t see myself until the transformation process was complete and when I saw myself in the full length mirror it was absolutely breathtaking. I couldn’t believe how much I looked like exactly like a woman. The result was entirely due to Beth Taylor’s expertise as a makeup artist. It is still one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.

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      Patty Phose
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      When I was 18, I bought my first stiletto heels. After trying them on several times and not being able to stop thinking about them, I finally went out and bought them. But now I would need a short sexy dress to wear them with my shiny sheer to waist pantyhose.

      When put a new dress on I just bought with the shoes and pantyhose, I was totally blown away and shocked that the legs I was looking at in the mirror were mine. I had to get panties, bras, wigs and makeup ASAP and wear all these things.

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      your post says the first time i felt like a woman.

      well from young wearing pantyhose and high heels i thought that i felt like a woman until i put on a dress, then i really thought at the time i felt like a woman. But something was still missing. however the first time i put on breast forms – the kind that jiggle and you need glue to stick it on your skin – i truly felt like a woman. and when i put on makeup, pantyhose, heels, and dress with nails and wig, i knew deep inside there was woman inside me that was finally coming out. and at that point i felt like a woman.


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      Brittney Andrews
      Registered On: August 1, 2019
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      Hello Vanessa Marie; Thank you for sharing your story. Your very fortunate to have such a supportive wife. It definitely is a special moment when we see ourselves for the first time with a completed look and perfect outfit.

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      Davinia Hart
      Registered On: June 14, 2018
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      Hi Vanessa,

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful story. It is so heart warming and where so many of us would like to be. Julie is right….you both have a beautiful lady in your lives. And on that, have just looked at your photos. You are one gorgeous girl honey, an inspiration. Love and hugs, Davinia xoxo

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      Jessica Hendricks
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      Oh yeah no doubt you can pass Vanessa

    • #115117
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      What a blessing! And you are beautiful!

      My wife would help me with my makeup when we were dating (decades ago) and she made me feel beautiful too. It’s been years since I’ve fully dressed, your story has inspired me to bring Karen back out.

    • #113006
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      you are lucky to have a supportive and interactive partner that enjoys participating with you as well as assisting with your transformation

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      Julie Glassworks
      Registered On: May 24, 2017
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      oh Vanessa, how beautiful – I am tearing up reading this.
      you and your wife are very lucky – you both have a wonderful woman in your life…

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      Danielle Devine
      Registered On: May 27, 2018
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      Wow, what an amazing experience!

      You are one very lucky girl, and I’m sure your wife is too!


      What was was her reaction to you if you mind me asking?

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      Stephanie Flowers
      Registered On: June 26, 2017
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      Thank you for your  beautiful  story. Dreams do come true for those who wait. The help and guidance from someone so wonderful certainly make ones experience a moment  to remember. .🌹

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    • #99407
      Registered On: September 18, 2015
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      Wow such a heart warming story I only told my fiancee of 15 years back in November 2017 and the shock nearly finished us. However moving on to now May 2018 she has ever so slightly come to terms with Dakota.


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      Edie Majeski
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      You’re so lucky to have a supportive wife and does you makeup for you.

    • #99303
      Registered On: October 13, 2015
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      Isn’t it a wonderful feeling!!especially experiencing it the first time!!! Having support from your SO is also comforting.. cherish your moments together… thank you for sharing your story with your friends here at CDH

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