About Me

Hi!  Thanks for coming and looking at my blog.  My name is Kirsty and I’m a 47 year old transgender woman from just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland.  This blog is a place for me to jot down my thoughts about my transition, which has been in progress since July 2016, and just somewhere for me to write a few things that interest me.  I don’t want to be defined by being transgender, so I’ll add that I’m a music fan, occasional music creator, pro cycling obsessive and I enjoy reading (member of two book groups), film and video games.  In fact, I’m a bit of an all-round geek really – I love Tolkien, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and lots of other sci-fi and fantasy things.  But not superheroes.  They’re just silly!

I had another blog at this address (now deleted) which chronicled almost exclusively the journey that I took from finally accepting who I was in early 2014 up until the point at which I was out to everyone and living fully and permanently as a woman at the end of 2017.  From here on in I will still write about significant milestones in my trans journey, but that is no longer going to be the be all and end all of this blog.  This blog is a much more rounded view of me and my life.  Why anyone would want to read that, who knows?  But I like writing, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.

Thanks for reading.

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9 thoughts on “About Me

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  2. Rachael K

    Hiya Kirsty
    I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    As Val says, if you’re not into the award thing, no worries.
    But to me you are a very Inspiring Blogger.
    usual stuff, check out etc, etc @ http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/66485770/727/

    And I just reread your About section again. The new first line just yells confidence.
    Go for it and keep going. 🙂

    Rachael
    X

  3. Erin

    Hi Kirsty:

    I have to say you are the first person with whom I have corresponded (or, I believe this will show up as a “reply”) regarding Crossdressing and/or Transgender issues.

    I’m afraid to say too much in this initial dialogue as I’m afraid my email address may be visible to others and by which it (my email address) would be easy for friends and family to discern/identify the author.

    I came cross your Blog via one of my endless internet searches on CD Support and Struggles with Crossdressing being a sin.

    I felt the need to reach out to you as I am originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. From an early age I longed to wear dresses and skirts but didn’t dare reveal this to anyone. Again, like you, I endured a Strict Catholic upbringing and dreaded to think what would happen if my secret were ever exposed.
    And, like so many others before me, I also thought I was the only person who had these feelings.

    My family left Belfast in the early 70’s and we settled into a small town in the Midwestern United States. I’m still a closeted Crossdresser but my new wife does know of my “fondness” for skirts. I don’t know if I can reveal my desire to fully dress to her so for now I just try to exist between my two worlds.
    In reading your Blog I was so excited to finally see someone from Belfast who went through the same childhood challenges in the same setting so-to-speak. If only the Internet existed in our adolescent years. **Heavy Sigh** (LoL).

    In either case I would love to share an email or two with you but for now I just wanted to say hello and congratulate you for your courage in sharing via your Blog. I only found your Blog this Friday past, so I’m still reading your history and progression. I also want to say “Thanks for letting me know I wasn’t alone in my thoughts and struggle.”

    All The Best,

    (sorry, I’m too afraid to post my name)

    1. Hi Erin and thank you for your kind words. It really is good to know that my scribblings have been helpful for someone.

      There’s no easy answer as to what to do for the best in circumstances such as ours. You seem to be in a similar position to where I was just over two years ago, and while it has been a wonderful thing for me to give full expression to my femininity, it has certainly caused serious difficulties at home. At least your wife knows something of how you feel.

      If I can give you a little practical advice, set up a separate “Erin” email address. It’s very easily done – I use mail.com and it ensures that any trans* related postings on the web don’t get my male name attached to them. If you do that and attach it to a WordPress user id, id be happy to drop you a line or two.

      The very best of luck to you, I know what a horrible dilemma it is to be torn in two this way

      Kirsty xo

  4. Erin72

    Wow, thanks very much for such an immediate reply. I was wondering if I would hear back and I certainly appreciate your response and your advice.

    I forgot that I did or do have an email address for TG Issues. I’m setting up my WordPress user name and ID now and if it you can retrieve my email via WordPress, hopefully we’ll be able to share an email or two.

    Thanks again for replying to my letter.

    Erin

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