Definition of vicarious
1: experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of another a vicarious thrill (Merriam-Webster)
My intention here is to start a group of wiki-lists of favorite places to enjoy vicarious fulfillment from others’ experiences. This article is both an introduction to the series; and Part 1: Favorite Crossdressing Youtubers.
Before we start, a bit of “why” background. After Halloween 2019, I purged for the last time. (My profile includes a picture of that swan song outing.)
I have nothing but respect for crossdressers who carry on through their doddering years. Good for them. But… that wasn’t for me. Decades ago, not dressing, but passing was my goal, my joy. What I loved was BEING a woman in the world … occasionally. In the last couple of years, I have come to accept that that just wasn’t possible anymore—so I purged. Luckily, I have a friend who could use most of the shapewear, wigs, clothes, shoes, and all.
But the loss of such an important part of me has been made easier by something. Mostly, it is the internet. What I have learned is that I can get a lot of vicarious satisfaction from the lives of others.
For one, Crossdresser Heaven is a grand place. I spend many happy hours reading about our CDH sisters’ adventures, writing articles to share with them, surveying their pictures, pondering the ideas penned in their own articles and posts, learning from reading their profiles, and more.
But there are other places besides CDH where I find vicarious fulfillment.
Offhand, I can think of a half dozen categories of such places. Here’s an advance look at some of the Parts to come:
Part 1: Favorite Crossdressing Youtubers
Part 2: Favorite Transitioning Youtubers
Part 3: Favorite Transgender Autobiographies Available on Amazon
Part 4: Favorite Transgender Novels Available on Amazon
Part 5: Favorite Transgender Bloggers
Part 6: Favorite Short Story Fiction Sites (and Favorite authors on those sites)
For each of these Parts, I will share a few of my favorites; and then ask everyone to add to the list of favorites in the comments section following. Also, please feel free to add another category, a Part 6, 7, 8, etc.
Okay, to start here are my favorites of Part 1.
Part 1: Favorite Crossdressing Youtubers
#1 Starrynowhere. “Emma” has been posting videos of her walks around different towns and cities in the northern UK for nearly a dozen years. Often, she claims that she is or will soon be done with this practice. But, like most of us she can’t resist for long and is soon back on YouTube with more videos. IMO, she just keeps getting better. Generally, she dresses beautifully in tasteful everyday clothes. Every once in a while, she gets adventuresome, as in a “schoolgirl” look; but even then, she is never campy, only cute. I suggest to everyone to pay special attention to her walk, her purse hand, and especially her free hand when she walks: she’s got it all going and, IMO, is worth emulating. Almost all her videos are enjoyable to watch, but I especially like these few:
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ZMw5FpI74); Three Summer Styles
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab5QBEx1Y_I); Emma’s Summer Walk
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCc-aAY9T58); Out and About
#2 Heidiphox100. Heidi (and her bffs, Lisa and Donna) have been all over the place for nearly ten years: Washington DC and Las Vegas; shopping malls; beaches (in bathing suits); line dancing in crowded country western bars; fancy restaurants with their wives (that’s right: four women all dressed up!) She’s one of the few YouTubers who will often show her viewers herself getting dressed, transforming in front of our eyes from a balding businessman into a stunning woman. Also, many cd YouTubers don’t speak. But not Heidi. She talks to us all the time, telling us about her adventures, her life, her beliefs, etc. Again, almost all her videos are fascinating, but I especially like these few:
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JME9FTD0izs); Crossdressing at a Busy Mall
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a0AIl5PEjU ); Elegant Dinner with Our Wives
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFbGxSEaMrw); and Crossdressed at the Beach
Who are your favorite Youtubers?
(From Brina, Managing Editor: Cassie has given a glimpse of what could be and what is tasteful. That is what is expected when commenting. You may list those you like, but links will be deleted. I have neither the time nor the desire to police inappropriate postings. I sincerely ask for your cooperation. Thank you!)
- The photo at the top of this article is shown with Heidi’s permission; Emma lives in Scotland and reaching her for permission to use her photo ran up against our publishing deadline, but there are plenty of views of her on her YouTube channel.
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