Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Transgender woman lands $100,000 book deal

Times Free Press reports that Meredith Russo, a trans woman from Chattanooga, has won a US$ 100,000 book deal for a new young adult novel called If I Was Your Girl.

Times Free Press reports:
"Russo hopes her novel — which was bought by Flatiron after Russo submitted the first third of it to the publisher — will help transgender youth who feel alone and not accepted in any community by giving them a relatable heroine who is fun, interesting and empowered. She also hopes the plot will prompt transgender youths to use the book as a tool to plan for their next steps into the future rather than being trapped in an unfriendly present."
More here!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Moon on how taking estrogen has helped her cope with feminization fantasies

Moon has an interesting post over at Crossdreamers on how taking estrogen -- i.e. a lighter form of feminization -- has helped her cope with her anxiety and the more obsessive side of having dreams about becoming a woman.

She starts out by explaining how she has been "mistaken" for a woman in public:
For a reason you can't explain you have this desire to feminise yourself. You have had thoughts which have driven you crazy, you somehow know that this is what you want deep inside. You want to be a woman. Yet you do fear the unknown of the rather frightening path that you are taking. But hey, you have just been out to a cafe with a female friend and the waiter has just addressed you as a female.
The article debates the border line between using estrogen to cope and using estrogen in order to transition.

Read it all here: Crossdreamers really do like estrogen