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My transsexual summer 4od

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In I was low and I was confused.

I hated going out and socialising, I just felt so uncomfortable. I was robotic at work and avoided interacting with colleagues on any meaningful level.

I also knew I liked dressing up as a girl in my spare time, so I wondered if I was just a gay guy with this as his sexual kink. But I never used wigs or makeup because I felt I would look stupid. I had seen trans-related sites. Realisation hit me like a slap in the face.

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And it was ok. There were some who were like me, just starting out in coming to terms with their identity. Then there were also more established people, comfortable with themselves, living full-time, and preparing for operations.

The producers arranged activities like everybody going to a local pub and self-defence classes together. They were able to support and help each other. The show also looked at their relationships with family and friends, and their hopes for the future. It was my first exposure to real transgender living, they were real people, living their My transsexual summer 4od lives.

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After the first episode I bought a proper wig, not one of those cheap fancy dress style ones I had in the box under my bed. After the second episode I took a picture and put it online. Sometimes we need an external trigger to help us realise something about ourselves, and My Transsexual Summer was definitely mine.

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