Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Photographs... Why we love them and other topics...

A friend asked me why do gurls like myself post so many photographs of themselves. Its a really good question!  It does look a little narcissistic to the outside world. When I thought about it and asked the same question of myself, I could not come up with a good single, one size fits all answer. For me I would say that taking photographs serves a few needs. First, seeing myself as Candice simply amazes me. The fact that I can go from this...

To this...

Is incredible. It is like looking at another person entirely, yet I know its me in the cute top and stylish heels!

Second, is that I use the photos as a tool to see what works for me and what does not, in regards to fashion and current trends. It is truly is a lot of work to stay up with what is going on in women's fashion. For me it is a labor of love. I really do want to look my best at all times. By doing so I help create a positive perception when people notice me as transgendered. Gurls who parade around in club wear or dress like French maid hookers in no way do the transgendered community any favors. Tasteful current or classic styles show pride in who you are. In my humble opinion "less is more" and  reserved is better than wild or inappropriate. If you are going to dress like a girl... be a lady!... Not a bad quote, feel free to use it! The whole French maid hooker thing is fine in the bedroom or in some wild night club, not out with the public. Okay, I guess that was a little mini-rant. At least I am not bitching about rude tranny-chasers!

Third, I use the photos to chronicle my story and continued progression as I grow and develop as a woman. As Candice I have a whole new and exciting life. A life that has been a long time coming. Photographs are my testament to the world.

Tuesday night I had a very nice dinner with two girlfriends. We ate at a small Japanese/sushi place. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Small groups like this allow you time to bond and focus on the things that are nearest to your friends hearts. In Larger groups it is more like working the room. One can not simply give any one person a grossly disproportional amount of attention without being rude to others. The three of us had a wonderful time together.

Tonight I was out with another group of girlfriends having drinks and appetizers. This time we went to a lounge that is part of a very nice resort. The appetizers were yummy and happy hour drink prices reasonable for a resort. Of course I run into two guys I know, who only know me as my male side. Now I do not think either truly grasped the full picture of who Candice is, and that is okay. I have done drag at various parties and functions over the years, so seeing me dressed up was not too much off the mark. And I do not think either would have a issue with me as Candice regardless. I really do hang around cool open minded people.    

Next week I will be going out in girl mode Sunday night, Tuesday night and Thursday night! I am a bit of a social whore, I will admit. In my defense I was out just as much as a guy. It is in my nature to be active and social. It is just that now I am free to pretty much be as social and active as Candice as I like and I prefer it that way.  I love being a woman (penis be damned!).

Well its off to bed for this princess! Have a good day everyone and thanks for taking the time to read this blog. You all rock!


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