So tonight Charlie (my trans daughter) and I went out and we were glammed up women. We had a contoured checks, we had a highlighter which shone from the Gods and our winged liner was so sharp it could have been classified as a dangerous weapon. Off we went into the brave old world of East Kilbride……
There are two types of people on a trans shopping trip, there are the people who say “hen” overly much in order for Charlie to know that they are FULLY behind her fierce woman look. Then there are the people who do everything and anything not to catch Charlie’s eye. I’m quite sure for them getting caught means they will have caused offence, or really for some they just don’t want to see “it”. However, she’s there and she’s fierce and she smashing life. We tend not dwell on these negative people but we tend to dwell on the “good”; like the boy in Newlook who told Charlie the more she grows into her looks the more stunning she will be. Or Margaret in “HnM” who told us her excellent tips for wrapping up her body to hide her jiggly bits when she and her man are in spain; Margaret thinks “they tehniques may be a life saver for Charlie. Cause you know yeah canny have her willie showing aff if she’s still goat it”. Her honesty and warmth made us lol and laugh till our tummys hurt.
My Charlie is brave, everyone knows that but it’s hard going out as a girl before transmeds start. While looking quite manly facially; You need ask for girls shoes in size 9, and people ask if you’re going to a fancy dress party? You need to brace yourself for every ned (after they’re 200 yards away) shouting “poof”. Although it doesn’t always go that way, you also know that it can. So trans women are the super heros of shopping. These women are confident, glam and so gorgeous because they don’t care what people think; why? because they know what it took with for them to even be a woman…..
You go girls and us shopaholics will carry your bags!