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FASHION & CULTURE
‘Civil War Chic’ Trending Throughout American Republic
Associated Press May 23, 2042 10:21 AM NEW YORK
As the United States confirms its terms of surrender, the American Republic’s civil war narrative of a titanic “North vs South” struggle has evolved into the resurgence of an Instagram-friendly aesthetic that is decidedly contemporary. ‘Civil War Chic’ is very much in vogue throughout the autonomous states, buoyed by Republican victories throughout the southern theatre and the march on Washington D.C.. Republic-aligned militias would be the first to popularize the use of civil war-inspired clothing, including the Army of the Potomac, whose members’ blue overcoats would be seen throughout the widely-reported Maryland campaign.
Local fashion chains have been eager to capitalize on American civil war nostalgia, turning these militias into accidental fashion influencers. Manhattan-based Brooks Brothers has been credited with being the first major fashion chain to target this aesthetic, leveraging its experience outfitting both Abraham Lincoln and New York regiments. “I was aiming to create pieces that closely resemble our originals, but in an updated, more comfortable style,” Brooks Brothers Creative Director Zac Posen said in a private interview with the Chicago Tribune. “The designs reflect the modern psyche of what it means to be part of the American Republic, pitting the independence of spirit against a highly-structured, tyrannical society.”
Self-actualisation remains incredibly resonant among American Republic youth. Clothing inspired by Union uniforms can now be seen throughout the New York fashion scene and other urban population centers. Women hipsters wear ruffle-trimmed, bib-front vintage dresses, and drink artisanal cocktails out of Mason jars on dates with bearded young men in Henley shirts and workboots. Local celebrities have also been quick to jump on the bandwagon, with NY-based stars like Trevor Noah, Justin Timberlake, and Michael Hall sighted sporting Civil War-inspired threads.
2019.09.18 02:36 dengclaus Life After the Other Royal Wedding: Inside Princess Eugenie's New Married World
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Having the second royal wedding of the year isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Five months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made front pages around the globe, Princess Eugenie and James Brooksbank said their I-dos in the same spot—St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle—but without the pressure of having everyone looking.
Plenty of people did look, however!
Almost 4 million tuned in to watch Eugenie and Jack's nuptials on ITV, the largest audience for the U.K. station in that morning time slot since Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011. For Meghan and Harry, they had more competitors, including BBC One, to split the audience with, but just as with the first royal wedding of 2018, fans of the royal family lined the streets of Windsor to glimpse the festivities.
Some even laid out picnic blankets and celebrated with champagne despite the blustery October day, and all cheered the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson as she made her way to the church a blushing bride-to-be and came out a newlywed.
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding so special and for thinking of us as we start our married life," read handwritten thank-you note Eugenie and Jack drew up to reply to the thousands of well-wishers who sent them cards and congratulatory messages. "We are completely over-whelmed with happiness."
Eugenie's mum, the Duchess of York, also sent thank-yous (albeit typed ones), and in addition to agreeing that it was a most beautiful wedding, she wrote, "We are so happy to welcome Jack into our family, he is the most marvelous person and enriches Eugenie's life. They are such a devoted couple."
And with most of the news oxygen sucked up in the U.K. by either Brexit or the incoming royal baby, James and Eugenie have been enjoying a remarkably quiet honeymoon period since tying the knot on Oct. 12. But—and they could probably check with Harry and Meghan on this—they're not missing anything by not being the subject of endless headlines (not to mention the inevitable bump-watch).
In fact, the couple just stepped out for their first public engagement as a married couple on Thursday, the opening of a new building at Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in London, where Eugenie had surgery for scoliosis—the scars from which she proudly showed off with the low-cut back of her wedding gown—when she was 12.
Prince Andrew joined his daughter, who is now a patron of the hospital, and son-in-law in meeting patients, staff (including a nurse who helped care for Eugenie after surgery) and a robot named Pepper.
"It is such an honor to be here today, I feel like my bones and my blood are a part of this building," Eugenie said in addressing an audience at the hospital, per Hello! "I learnt on this visit today that we all share in something with this building because we care, and so to us it is very important that we are here opening this new building and that Jack, as my newly married husband on his first event has been able to come and see where I had my operation."
Eugenie also wrote on Instagram, captioning a photo of the Queen Mother, "What an honour to open the RNOH Stanmore Building today. My Great Grandmother visited the RNOH in 1931 and to follow in her footsteps is so special."
"I was so lucky to have Jack come with me, so I could show him where I had life changing surgery," she added later on Instagram Story.
Unlike her cousins who are closer in line to the throne, Eugenie—who's ninth in line, after her sister Princess Beatrice—gets to have her own social media. While she surely self-curates with a discerning eye, knowing that the House of Windsor is watching, she's adept at the art of the #tbt and the #fbf, never forgets an important birthday (or Valentine's Day), and since joining last March posts regularly from all the public goings-on in her life.
Her mum is also active on Instagram and no doubt will be marking Eugenie's 29th birthday Saturday.
Upon marrying into the family, Jack did not receive any royal title (or a crown insignia on the commemorative china)—and unless the ruling monarch decides to bestow them, neither will their children—but he knew full well that he was 100-percent adopting a certain lifestyle nevertheless when he proposed to Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York in front of a volcano in Nicaragua on New Year's Day last year.
They won't be spending their young lives knowing that one day they have to assume the throne, like William and Kate. But as a granddaughter of the queen, Eugenie is still expected to comport herself accordingly, and Jack knows that any over-the-line behavior won't go unnoticed.
Most significantly, Jack and Eugenie are free to keep their day jobs, his as U.K. brand manager for Casamigos tequila and hers as director of the Mayfair art gallery Hauser & Wirth, on Savile Row. The princess is considered a working royal, meaning she has patronages—including the Teenage Cancer Trust and Royal Coronet Theatre—and attends events on official behalf of the family, but that's not her only gig.
In 2016, Andrew shut down a rumor that he was trying to get his daughters to become full-timers, stating, "As a father, my wish for my daughters is for them is to be modern working young women, who happen to be members of the Royal Family, and I am delighted to see them building their careers. When they do support the Royal Family in its work this is very much appreciated by my Family and most importantly by those organizations and to those for whom their participation makes such a difference to their lives."
Eugenie's parents warmly welcomed Jack into the family and the mother of the bride—whose attendance at Harry and Meghan's wedding was a moment all in itself after being excluded from Kate and William's in 2011—threw herself into the planning.
"We love Jack and I am so excited to have a son, a brother and a best friend. Eugenie is one of the finest people I know and so together it will be pure harmony," Sarah, Duchess of York gushed on social media at the time.
Eugenie and Jack married on a Friday, the ceremony preceding an afternoon reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, followed by a black-tie bash that night at Royal Lodge, the York family's country estate. The party continued there on Saturday with a festival-style daytime party with different stations offering food from around the world—including pizza, hamburgers, Nicaraguan rice dishes and Swiss crepes.
Before setting off for their honeymoon (in a still-undisclosed location) that Monday, the newlyweds spent Sunday night at Royal Lodge, enjoying pizza with Beatrice and the Duke and Duchess of York—who have lived at the Berkshire estate together for the past decade despite being divorced since 1996. They also still own a chalet together in Verbier, Switzerland, one of the royal family's preferred skiing spots.
"We're the happiest divorced couple in the world," Sarah Ferguson told the Daily Mail in November. "We're divorced to each other, not from each other."
Meanwhile, the duchess has nothing but high hopes for her daughter and new son-in-law's future together.
"She and Jack are just meant to be," Sarah gushed."He adores her, and now I've got a son. Jack is like Zebedee, boing-boing!" (Zebedee is a jack-in-the-box character from the 1960s-and '70s-era children's show The Magic Roundabout.)
"He will be the best consort there is, as Prince Albert was to Queen Victoria," added the proud mum and author of two books about Victoria. "I know it will be that sort of love match."
Eugenie first met Jack, then the manager of a posh Mayfair nightclub, through mutual friends while on holiday in Verbier in 2010, when she was 20 and he was 24.
The princess was finishing a combined degree in art history, English literature and politics at Newcastle University and in 2013 she moved to New York to work at online auction house Paddle8, the co-founder of which had gone to Eton with Prince Harry.
"We spend a lot of time on Skype," Jack told the Daily Mail a couple months after Eugenie moved across the Atlantic. "It's great. We are still very much together."
The London-born son of George and Nicola Brooksbank went to Stowe, in Buckinghamshire, for prep school but got the go-ahead from his parents to leave university in favor of going straight to work in the hospitality industry. He started off as a waiter in Chelsea before making contacts that led him to a job at the hot spot Markham Inn, frequented by the likes of Prince Harry and then-girlfriend Cressida Bonas (whom he met through Eugenie and Beatrice) and pal Guy Pelly (who's now one of Prince Louis' godfathers).
Jack was managing Mahiki in Mayfair when he met Eugenie, the circles they both ran in finally conspiring to introduce them.
"There was an immediate attraction and since that meeting, they have barely been apart," a friend recalled to the Mail. Talking about why the relationship worked, the pal reflected, "She is very uncomplicated. She's a doer, a worker, as is Jack. They are very suited. Jack's always worked hard. He chose not to go to university so that he could get on the career ladder and Eugenie loved that. She didn't care at all that he was a waiter. She might be a princess, but Eugenie comes with few airs and graces."
Eugenie was known to enjoy a good night out and was one of cousin Harry's regular going-out buddies at some of London's most fashionable bars and clubs, but Jack—while certainly in the know—acknowledged that the party scene wasn't always his...well, scene.
"I leave work at 11 p.m. and head home," he said in 2013. "I'm not a big drinker. People think we party a lot but actually we [in the club business] are very quiet. For me it's a case of going home and watching a DVD."
Eugenie returned to London for good in 2015 and went to work at Hauser & Wirth. And with that, she and Jack were finally able to indulge more often in their common interests, including trying new restaurants and traveling.
"I collect restaurant cards," Eugenie shared with Harper's Bazaar in 2016. "(I also collect airplane tickets, by the way—since I was 16. One day, I'm going to turn them into wallpaper and paste it into my cupboard.) Two of my favorite restaurants in London are Bocca di Lupo and the Palomar in Soho. For dinner, when I'm being good, I cook my own food. When I'm being really bad, it's Basilico pizza. My favorite drink is vodka soda with loads of lime. Can't beat that."
Jack eventually moved into Eugenie's apartment at St. James's Palace, one of the places Harry was happy to take Meghan in the early days of their relationship in 2016, when they were intent on keeping a low profile in London. The foursome also dined together at Soho House in Toronto on Halloween together.
All the while Jack was getting ready to propose—he had found the perfect sapphire "but then didn't want to do anything till Eugenie had signed off on it"—and their engagement was announced on Jan. 22, 2018.
After they returned from their mystery honeymoon, Eugenie and Jack settled into married life at Ivy Cottage, one of the cozier residents at Kensington Palace. William and Kate remain a hop-skip away in the 20-room Apartment 1A, the onetime home of Princess Margaret, and Harry and Meghan lived there until recently, but have since chosen to start their family at Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Eugenie was one of the first members of the royal family to meet Meghan Markle when she started dating Harry in 2016 and, having witnessed her cousin's increasingly frustrated quest for long-term love over the years, was one of the American actress' biggest champions.
"They have all become great friends," a source told the Sunday Express that November. The ladies bonded over "a shared love of art, dogs and late-night macaroni suppers. Eugenie loves Meghan to bits and believes she is perfect for Harry. They are thick as thieves and may even all go on holiday together soon. Eugenie has lots of friends who could let them stay and be discreet, away from prying eyes."
Meghan brought rescue beagle Guy with her to the U.K., while Eugenie is dog-mama to terrier Jack. "Total accident!" she told Harper's Bazaar in 2016 about her dog and then-boyfriend having the same name.
Though they're no longer immediate neighbors, Jack and Eugenie were with the whole family celebrating Christmas at Sandringham, and surely Eugenie will be among the first visitors when Meghan has her baby. (It remains unclear if the Duchess of Sussex will follow in the footsteps of Kate, Princess Diana and Princess Anne and give birth at St. Mary's Hospital in London, or somewhere closer to Windsor. Eugenie and Beatrice were both born at London's Portland Hospital.)
With all the world obsessing over that, and having dated for so long prior to getting married, Eugenie and Jack are happily settled back into their usual routine of work, relaxing at home and attending the occasional glittering royal party or black-tie gala.
In November they were at Prince Charles' 70th birthday party hosted by the queen at Buckingham Palace along with Beatrice, Harry, Meghan, Kate, William and many more. A week later they feted the U.K. charity Street Child, which counts founding patron Sarah Ferguson as a global ambassador, at a 10th-anniversary dinner at Kensington Palace. They spent time with their families over the holidays and marked the anniversary of their engagement announcement in January.
"What a year it's been since then and how exciting for 2019," Eugenie wrote.
On March 1, James' morning suit and Eugenie's Peter Pilotto- and Christopher De Vos-designed wedding dress went on display at Windsor Castle, as did the blush-colored Zac Posen gown the bride wore for the evening reception.
Eugenie recorded commentary for the audio tour and talked about the glittering accessories she wore that day, including the scene-stealing Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara loaned to her by Granny, the queen. The center emerald itself is almost 94 carats.
"It was the most incredible thing to wear such a piece of history that my grandmother had lent me, very proud moment," she said, "and the beautiful earrings were a gift from my husband."
He's got good taste, that Jack.
Five months into marriage, the couple are still living their best life—food, drink, friends and enjoying the local scene. Last weekend James and Eugenie had a casual date night at members-only club Annabel's in Mayfair, where they strolled out hand-in-hand, all smiles. It also looks as though another ski holiday is imminent, as the couple were spotted leaving sports equipment store Snow & Rock with a couple of bags this week.
Eugenie mentioned a few years ago that her favorite shows were How to Get Away With Murder and Outlander, and that she and Jack were both "obsessed" with The Walking Dead. She also mused, "Maybe Game of Thrones is our next thing."
If they did end up getting into the binge-worthy drama, then we know what they'll be busy obsessing over starting in April.
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2017.07.15 17:21 autotldr The Incredibles 2 will focus on Elastigirl
Almost 14 years ago, writer-director Brad Bird brought Pixar's first family to life in The Incredibles.
Now, the highly anticipated sequel will bring Bird and the Parrs back together in The Incredibles 2.
Pixar recruited couture celebrities like Zac Posen, Kendall Jenner, and Andre Leon Talley to chime in on the eccentric fictional fashionista behind The Incredibles super suits.
For one, The Incredibles 2 will be focused on Holly Hunter's Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl, who is off on adventures while Craig T. Nelson's Mr. Incredible, aka Bob, is stuck at home watching Jack Jack.
Bird also revealed that, after the destruction of the family home in The Incredibles, "The family gets a new house that's a cross between a dream house and a super lair."
Also featuring the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner, and Sarah Vowell, The Incredibles 2 is slated for a June 15, 2018 release date.
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2012.05.01 18:53 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: 22 Year old Post op MTF transgender woman.
|Thanks for being brave enough to post, I have a few questions for you. What age did you start your transition? You say years of hormones, and are young, did you have the support of your parents for this? What were your biggest issues with others your age, growing up? Family issues? P.S. If you're not interested in the issue the OP is posting on, do you need to be a dick about it?||I answered some of the questions already but as far as biggest issues growing up with others my age.. Well, I am one the lucky ones who had supportive friends and I never really had a negative school experience, however, I can tell you I would have been much happier being in the correct body in High School.. I probably would have entered to be Prom Queen or something like that, it's silly but its something that stays with a girl.|
|What's your relationship history like? Did you date pre-transition?||Well, I believe I had quite normal relationship growth growing up. I had my first boyfriend at the age of 14, it lasted three years, from there I had another serious boyfriend for one year, and a few flings in between. I never came forward about being transgender to any of them, although they noticed it and always inquired about my sexuality. At the age of 18, I met my boyfriend, who I am still with, and I believe it was him who made me feel comfortable enough to come forward and share my desire to transition and express my gender identity disorder.|
|Just to clarify, the guys you dated were gay? Or were you female identified?||The guys I dated prior to my current boyfriend identified as bisexual, and all had girlfriends prior to me. My current boyfriend identifies as heterosexual and also had a girlfriend right prior to me. So I suppose I did identify female. I mean at 5'3 and 100 lbs. It's difficult to identify as anything else.|
|Thanks for being candid. Your BF is a good man for sticking with you through your transition, I understand this is a difficult period for many couples.||We've had to overcome obstacles like any other couple. But at this point really, its no different than any other man and woman.|
|You mention having a boyfriend, how does he feel about all this. how did you break it to him did you tell him right away? You're very pretty in your pictures! Do you feel more attractive now physically as a female than you did as male? How are your parents reactions to everything? Did you have a long process of explaining your new life to everyone you use to know or was is a clean transition where most people expected it? And finally a hypothetical for you; if you were to fall for a guy and later find out he was post op FTM would you be comfortable with it?||My boyfriend is completely supportive, and understanding of everything I've gone through. He loves me, finds me very attractive, and very much enjoys being in the relationship. I suppose he doesn't see me any different than he does other women. Actually more often than not, I am usually on the more feminine end of the female spectrum with other women. I do feel more attractive physically now, I guess I don't really think about it now as I did before. When I was younger I would worry about how attractive I was or was not, and I didn't feel attractive due to the nature of how my body was developing. But now my life is sweet like cinnamon :P.|
|To answer your last question, and don't hate me for this, but I don't think my reaction would be positive, but who knows!|
|Upvoted for honesty regarding FTM comment. Also you look like a blonde Rachel Bilson.||I've gotten this before, I am actually a brunette now.|
|I'm glad you were able to find someone that supportive that can be such a crucial thing to have and very hard to find. Hold him close for a long time!||Yeah, I am blessed.|
|Hey! That's pretty harsh (in response to the FTM comment.)||Yeah, I know! I am sorry :[|
|Ok I will ask the basic questions. So how long was your transition? What country are you from? Where did you have your SRS? Is your family Supportive? Are you pleased with the results?||I began fully transitioning at nineteen, and was done by the age of 22, having had sexual reassignment surgery. I am in the States, and I had my SRS with one of the top doctors in the world Dr. Suporn, in Thailand where the procedure originated. My family is completely supportive. I am beyond pleased with the results. :)|
|That had to cost a good deal of money, did your parents help you pay for it?||No, I payed for everything myself. Everything was close to 100k, and I still think I could have used that money for so many other things, but I wouldn't change a thing if I could. Best spent money.|
|How would you compare the penile orgasm to the vaginal orgasm?||Vaginal orgasm is definitely more wide spread. Penile orgasm is in my opinion very central and short lived. Now my orgasms are definitely longer, and the intensity is much higher. Think about it a clitoris is simply little treasure box of nerve endings. :)|
|Brb getting vagina.||Lol.|
|Obviously it was painful right? Would you say it is worth it? Do you feel comfortable in your own skin? How will you handle dating in the future? Sorry for the stock questions.||Yes, the surgeries were painful, not physically painful due to pain killers but simply a hassle, each in their own right. It was definitely worth it, I would do it again, a million times over if it was required. I do feel completely comfortable in my own skin. I don't mean this in a vain manner, but I am 22 year old attractive, intelligent female, and I am not just writing it I actually feel it. Well, I don't really plan on my current relationship ending, I see myself marrying eventually. I am very much in love with my boyfriend. But if I were to be out in the dating world ever again, I would definitely not speak of my past unless I knew it had potential to be something serious.|
|Where do you work? How does being an transgendered person affect your workplace? Do you ever feel discriminated against? Do you still have an "Adam's apple?"||No adam's apple. I work in the fashion industry, and my boyfriend is a model. Nobody outside of my family, boyfriend, and very close friends know about my past. So it doesn't affect me in the least bit.|
|Interesting and thank you. Hopefully, transgendered individuals will be a protected class under Title VII in the next 5-10 years.||Not sure what Title VII is however, legally I am female, thanks to this wonderful country!|
|Good for you! You are so pretty :) Is that your natural hair grown out/extensions/a wig? Is your voice different? Again - you are so pretty!!||My hair is long, but I do play with extensions every once in a while. My voice is feminine, in fact, I've often had males tell me I have a very attractive voice, which I find ironic. I think one of the main reasons I did this, is to kind of give people another angle at the issue of transgender. Most people associate the word transgender, with a middle aged man with make up barely hiding a five o clock shadow, and a plastic looking wig on. Which is a bit sad, but its common with transgender individuals, that the most successful ones tend to remain private, and really have no interest in sharing their story.|
|Just a note here. When I read "transgender woman", especially post-op, I wonder if you were man-->woman, or woman-->man. In the end, I assume that if you call yourself a woman, either transgender or redhead or one-legged, then your post-op sex is female. Is this right? Regardless of that, when did you know that your body was the wrong sex for you?||Yeah, perhaps I could have been more specific. I was born male and transitioned into female. Quite frankly, I always try to stay away from comments like 'I knew when I was a baby, or in my early infant memories..' Because I feel most human beings aren't developed enough to have a true sense of self at such early stages of life. However, I will say my 'gender' always brought me a level of discomfort even in those early years. I knew by the time I was in High School that I was in the wrong body, and I was determined to do something about it, and so I did.|
|So was he dating you as a (physical) male? Or when you say "began transition" you mean the surgeries (but you were already dressing/looking female)?||Before surgeries, but already dressing female.|
|What activities were included in your pre-op sex life?||The average teenager activities? Are you being specific about any aspect of life?|
|How did you bring it up? I'm assuming you didn't wait until he touched..||I was just vocal about how I felt.|
|I was just curious if you topped or if that was too "male" for youhis tastes.||No topping here. Lol.|
|That's really great to hear. So much of what we learn about focuses on all of the issues and negative aspects without really showing what a successful transition looks like. Are you happy? I guess that's my last question.||Very happy :)|
|I assume you're attracted to men. Do you tell them before the bedroom phase? If not, can they usually tell by the way things look/feel down there?||I am attracted to men only but have been in a relationship for four years, and I plan on staying in it so I haven't been presented with such situation yet. But if I were single I would not feel obligated to let a man know unless I knew that there was potential for things to be more serious. And no, going by knowledge, and experience of how things look so far, they would not be able to tell.|
|I'm also a MTF transwoman, I'm 18 and I'm pre-op but full-time, I pass 100%, and people tell me I'm pretty... but I just feel really hopeless when it comes to relationships and sex. I'm a virgin and in high school there was nobody out as bi or gay so I never had any luck there, and now in college I feel kind of like a freak. I'm not sure if I want SRS but this is really upsetting me to the point of suicidal behaviors. Just wondering if there's anything you would say or any advice you would give. And unrelated, did you have FFS?||Yes, I had facial feminization, along with a breast augmentation (plus natural breast growth) and sexual reassignment surgery. Honestly, I think the best advice I can give you is to focus on finding yourself. Relationships and sex are nice, but not entirely what life is about. And I know that might sound cynical coming from someone who has been in a relationship most of their young adult life, but I mean it. You need to figure out if SRS is for you, as it is a big step, and you need to work towards that goal. And as far as dating and sex, don't be afraid to meet new people, or open up to those you are already friendly with. Some will surprise you. <3.|
|For being so young and paying for all this surgery yourself... What line of work are you in? Or did you take out a loan? You look great by the way!||I work in the fashion industry, it pays well.|
|Has your family been supportive?||100%|
|Hi Miss Pirate Mermaid! Thank you much for doing this AMA, and I'm so glad you're comfortable in your own skin now. You look simply gorgeous! I was just curious, though, do you live in Thailand, or did you move or make a trip there for the surgeries? Was Dr. Suporn also your facial feminization surgeon, or did he just do the bottom work? Who was your gender therapist or councilor, and how long were you seeing them before starting hormone therapy? Curiously, Nidalee_Bot.||Hey, no I live in America. I just went there for surgery. I had a different surgeon to do face work. I didn't really have a therapist before starting hormone therapy. I was completely solid on what I wanted, and who I was meant to be in this life.|
|Have you had the opportunity yet to pleasure yourself with a finger or two? If you ever had the chance earlier in your life to finger a girl during one of your drunken hetero moments, does it seem as though everything is in place and working?||I have fingered myself, maybe eight times, (keep in mind I am only 4 months post op), and everything inside feels very nice. As far as I am concerned, everything is just perfect. Aesthetically and functionality as well. I've orgasmed multiple times, and I self lubricate as well.|
|Do you have any comparative experience with traditional vaginas?||No but my boyfriend does and he approves.|
|Wow, I didn't know they could make them that good to where they self lubricate. How do they achieve that with a male who has no lubricating glands glands/tissue down there? forgive my ignorance.||The estrogen therapy is secreted through the vaginal lining, there's also natural secretion from the prostate and cowper's gland.|
|If you had sexual encounters with men or women before your surgery, how did it feel mentally/physically? If you have had sexual encounters since the surgery, did you tell your partner beforehand? Would they even know the difference? Do you have feeling in the vagina/clitoris? Does it self-lubricate, or must that be done artifically?||I only had sexual encounters with men before surgery. It was fulfilling but I was always uncomfortable with getting undressed or the thought of my partner being aware of my genitals. I haven't had vaginal sex yet since my surgery a couple of months ago, however, I will very soon. So I'll update you? Lol. I have been with my boyfriend for four years, and he doesn't see my vagina is being any different from other vaginas, not because he is my boyfriend but because aesthetically it looks no different than any other girl he has been with.|
|Haha he must be so revved up and ready to try it out ;) Also, since you mentioned your current boyfriend was heterosexual, how did the whole sex thing go between you to before you had the operation/s? Did that not throw him off to see male genitalia on a female?||By the way yes I have 100% feeling in my vagina and clitoris and I've orgasmed many times with clitoris play. And it does self lubricate. Before it would usually consist of me giving him oral and him penetrating me. He's already ate me out though, to begin making up for all my past work. It did throw him off a bit, but luckily, he was intelligent enough to understand I didn't choose my situation, and it would only be a matter of time before everything was corrected.|
|"him penetrating me" - by this, do you mean anally? "he's already ate me out" - pre or post-op?||Anally, naturally. Post op.|
|And it does self lubricate. Ah, out of curiosity, how did they rearrange the plumbing down there to accomplish that? From my understanding self lubrication wasn't possible.||The estrogen therapy is secreted through the vaginal lining, there's also natural secretion from the prostate and cowper's gland.|
|From a purely technical standpoint, that's pretty amazing. I've seen some pics of naked women on the internet, and I'd be hard pressed to guess that's not OEM. When spread, does it look as convincing?||Yes of course, its beautiful! :) The idea of spreading my legs wide open and taking a photo wouldn't have gone well with my boyfriend lol.|
|I wasn't asking for that, I was just marveling at the skill of the doctor.||:)|
|It is great to hear that you have had so much support and you're gorgeous by the way! How did your boyfriends family react to you being MTF?||Thank you. I believe they weren't okay with it at first, I mean, it's a lot to take in. But now I have a wonderful relationship with them, specially his mom. Her and I have a great relationship.|
|How much money were all the surgeries?||Around 100k.|
|Pics?||Link to i50.tinypic.com|
|I notice a lot of mtf transexuals are very thin. Is there some kind of secret extreme diet culture in this population or am I only recalling the most salient examples and overgeneralizing?||Lol, not that I know of! I actually think I am a bit too thick.|
|Well I wouldn't go as far as calling you thick..||Haha.|
|Proof?||Link to i50.tinypic.com|
|I've seen perhaps a dozen MTF IAMAs on reddit, and zero FTM IAMAs. Anecdotal experience, of course. But is it statistically more common, perhaps?||Im not sure if statistically it's more common, however, I know that complete transition for FTM is more difficult, unlike MTF their genitals can't be completely replicated to those of a men. And what they can achieve takes multiple long surgeries.|
|How deep was your voice before you removed the Adam's Apple and did you have to do any voice lessons after? Did it hurt to talk after the surgery? btw you're mad gorgeous.||Not very deep, and no I haven't had any voice lessons. I haven't had adam's apple reduction because I don't have enough adam's apple, mine never developed strongly enough.|
|Congratulations on a successful transition! You look gorgeous! :D When you fight with your boyfriend, are you more the type that wants to talk it out or just "forget about it" and hold a grudge? Also, are you more straightforward or do you beat around the bush in terms of confrontation?||I am pretty straight forward as far as confrontation goes. I have no problem with telling it to my boyfriend how I feel it is. I am quite outspoken, and self righteous lol. But I can hold a grudge here and there, or at least pretend to for some ultimate guilt trip type scenario.|
|Also another question! When did you start wearing feminine clothes? Were you ever judged for transitioning in your life?||I dont know if I was judged, as no one openly did it. But I am sure some had reserved opinions.|
|Ok here it goes...for science. Proof?||I am not sure if it would be appropriate to post a photo of my vagina.. I am still trying to figure out a way to proof.|
|Any shot of your fancy new vagina will do.||Link to i50.tinypic.com|
|Ok fair enough. I wouldn't blame you if you didn't want to put pics like that on the internet. Then again you said, I couldn't tell you had an SRS, but I have seem some less than par work out of Thailand, so I'm even more curious.||Lol. I have seen less than impressive work as well, but usually on older people. For some reason they always seem to struggle more with transition.|
|Favorite vacation spot?||Random question, Italy. I love Rome, Milan, Madrid.|
|Have you read gender outlaws? amazing book.||No, but I will check it out! Thanks.|
|What was the first piece of girl-clothing you dropped serious cash on? I ask because a MTF friend of mine (who luckily had small feet!) had her eye on some Jeffrey Campbell booties, and got them as soon as she felt "feminine enough" to pull them off.||Lol, I am totally a shopping addict. My most expensive dress is an off the runway Zac Posen dress that retailed at about 6k. And I am completely high heel addicted. I own a few dozen Christian Louboutins. I don't buy these things to feminize myself, but I definitely feel more feminine in a dress and stilettos.|
|Yikes...that is some definite cash. I am astounded and jealous... except where would I go in the pacific northwest that would require Zac Posen? All is right with the world again. So glad you're doing this AMA. I want to ask more serious questions but I'm really blanking!||:)|
|Oh god except I just found some dresses that are tantalizingly "practical" for the PNW. This is why I have to stay on Reddit and away from fashion blogs.||Haha.|
|What about the natural breast growth + augmentation processes? Can you explain how those went in detail please? When did you start natural growth? How long did it take? What size did you get to before going with augmentation? Sorry for all the questions, but your AMA has me intrigued! :)||I was a small A cup before augmentation, and after my breast augmentation two years ago to a C cup, I feel my breast have grown another cup to a D. Which in my small frame, isn't THAT big, but definitely there. I am considering a reduction!|
|For your reduction, how would that work if you've had augmentation done? Would they reduce the breast tissue that's grown naturally in your body or would they remove/replace the implants you have?||Just replace the implants with smaller ones.|
|I'm not sure how appropriate these questions are but I'll go ahead and ask anyway. Do you want to have children? How do you feel about not being able to have your own? Did you save any of your own sperm before transitioning so you could one day use a surrogate? If you do plan on having children, are there any typically male gendered activities that you enjoyed growing up that you'd want to share with your children (coach a baseball team, fishing, etc.)?||I would totally love to have children and I am sure I will, whether through surrogacy or adoption. My boyfriend and I both love children and plan on having a family. And no masculine activities, but I definitely will play a big part in my daughter's life.|
|What are your opinions on gender equality having been on both sides of the issue? Do you find it offensive when men ask for sandwiches?||For sandwiches?|
|You're very young to have already undergone surgery. When did you realize you were transgendered? When did you tell your parents? Were you open in high school and what was your "coming out" process like? Sorry that was a lot of questions but the only post-op people I have met were in their 40s. Also is post-op an acceptable term to use?||I realized in my early teen years, and I told my parents a in High School. I didn't have a coming out process, it made sense to them, because of the way I was evolving.|
|Have you ever read the book "Invisible Monsters"? It's good... and sort of terrible.||No but I'll check it out.|
|Is it weird to have to sit down to pee? Also, do you or did you get any sexual satisfaction before just from dressing like a girl? Have you been tempted to wear pads or tampons to experience a bit more of the life of an XX female? Sorry if these questions are too personal. Also you are brave. :)||Not weird to have to sit down and pee. I have been doing it my whole life. And I wear pads at times, depending on how I am feeling. Nobody likes wetting their dress.|
|Wow. I did not know something like this was even possible. Is there some site I could read more about how this process works?||Sure, google sexual reassignment surgery!|
|Do you have any advice for those who are just started transition? would love to talk more with you?||My advice would be to keep your head up high, and dont be afraid to be who you feel you are. I think self love and acceptance is the most important factor that plays into a successful transition. So get to know yourself and become your best friend.|
|What do you think about the whole debacle with Jenna Talackova and the miss universe pageant? Also 100k is a lot of money at your age, I am guessing your parents were fully supportive and fronted the money?||I think the Miss Universe deal is a bit ridiculous, I understand fighting for a right cause, but at this point it just seems like she wants attention. My parents didn't really pay, my boyfriend and I both make a good living.|
|of all, you are an absolutely beautiful woman, and very brave. Congratulations on your transition! Second, and my apologies if this has been asked already (I couldn't find it in the thread anywhere), what social differences do you notice being a woman as opposed to being male? Are you treated differently, and if so, how?||Huge social differences. I realize society is a lot nicer and more supportive of women, specially beautiful women. It sounds corny and like a cliche, but seriously there are huge perks to it.|
|Interesting! Can you elaborate on what you mean by perks?||In general, people are more courteous, men are more generous, women tend to be nicer. I don't know what to use as an example, TSA agent walking you past the line?|
|I know this AMA is a little bit old and you might not be answering any more questions, but you have a beautiful vagina. As a natural born woman, I'm curious as to how much say you had in what it would look like?||Not much lol! When you go to the top doctor in the world you kind of hope that everything will work out well, and you trust you are in good hands.|
|Whats sex feel like compared to when you were a guy?||I only received anal before so I wouldnt know.|
|I have a friend who wanted to be a woman at one point. He took so many hormones, his body actually changed. He decided a few months before his surgery that he would miss his penis too much. He stopped all of his treatments. Now this guy was a serious meth user in his early twenties, and meth ages you pretty badly. He's 28 years old and looks no older than 18 years MAYBE. His hips are still wide from the hormones I guess, and his skin is AMAZING. He married one of my best friends Saturday. They are both Bisexual and were both gender confused at one point, but they are some of the best people I know. Congratulations, and I wish you the best, few people are as brave as you are. I guess I owe you a question, not sure if this has been asked already but ohh well. Were you positive the whole time you were going through treatment that you would not miss your man parts?||Absolutely positive of what I wanted, yes.|
|What was your name as a boy and how did you choose your girl name?||I wont reveal my name as a boy, but my name came natural, it was a long time nickname.|
|So when you have one night stands do you tell the guys that you are transgendered before?||No night stands here, have a boyfriend.|
|Yh but what if u did not have a boyfriend ?||No I wouldnt feel obligated.|
|You remind me of Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones. You're beautiful, dear :)||How ironic, watching the show at the moment.|
|Any pics from when you were male.||Not in a million years.|
|I have no questions. I just popped in to say that damn, you're gorgeous. It's always a bit depressing when someone who was born a boy makes a prettier girl than I, a genetic female, does||Thank you :) I am sure you are beautiful too!|
|So how did it feel to get ur dick cut off.||Liberating.. ;-P.|
|Unfortunately without proof of any type, I shall take this with a grain of salt and avoid asking questions until I know that you are who you say you are.||What do you recommend I post as proof?|
|I don't actually know, possible a picture of you from years ago + a picture of you now with you holding something with your reddit name on it.||Maybe.|
|Google "vagina" if you want to see what 'it' looks like. She's a woman, not a freak show.||Thank you. Seriously guys, so much anticipation will only lead to disappointment. It doesn't look, or feel any different than natal vaginas.|
|Dude...you look better than most girls i see whenever i go anywhere. If i think you're hot, does that make me gayish? Or does the post op take priority and make me just looking at any other girl? Can we see another pic?||I don't think it makes you gay. If I were anywhere you go, and see you saw me, there would be no difference between me and the other girls.|
|Full body shot? Before and after pics? Obv. we aren't going to pressure you to post photos you don't want to show, but something would be nice.||Against my boyfriend's recommendations... Here is something. Link to i50.tinypic.com|
|This was approximately seven months ago.|