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Gender Awakening-Michelle

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A few weeks ago, you posted an article from a gurl commenting on the different times that we have to deal with our emotions, and thoughts related to crossdressing. She highlighted the way we feel before we do it, when we are doing it, and after we do it. I have been meaning to respond to that posting, but this is the first time that I have had a chance to do so. Over the years I have been to the old Karlalyn’s Oasis, at a variety of locations. I have also been to CDI in Manhattan, as well as some private parties. One thing in common with all of these places is that I was able to go there in street clothes, get dressed with other gurls, enjoy the festivities, and then change back into my street clothes. The one thing that I have noticed, more than anything else, is the sadness that I see in the faces of the other gurls, as they go back to their male persona. There have been many articles here from many gurls, with the pros and cons of outing ourselves to our family members, with the manin consensus of opinion being that we are better off keeping our secret to ourselves. I too have only shared my secret with a select few people. However, when I see the faces of the other gurls, as they transition back, I know that we would all be much happier, if we were all more accepted by society in general, did not have to hide that side of our lives, and were able to express it more freely, openly, and more often.
Thanks Michelle.

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Crossdressers International Incorporated is a member-supported adult transgendered group focused on support and social activities, serving the New York City metropolitan area. CDI is qualified as a non-profit corporation under section 501(c) 7 of the federal tax code. In the beginning, as stated in “Our History”, our founders envisioned CDI to be an all inclusive, welcoming haven for those seeking to come to terms with their transgendered nature. While the majority of our members and friends identify as cross dressers, we have served as a refuge for those who identify as transsexual, drag queen, and gender queer as well. Historically, our focus has been on the m-f crossdresser/transgendered. However, we do welcome those who identify from the f-m experience. While many of our members are long time comfortable with their transgender identity, we have never lost sight that our basic mission is to stand ready to provide a welcoming sanctuary for those who are taking their very first steps of self discovery. We know from our own experience that this can be a frightening time for those who have been closeted. The fear of loss of family, friends, employment, and standing in ones community can be overwhelming. And all for merely being gender different. Even today in our changing times the fear of discovery, ridicule, and worse can be terrifying for those who are attempting to safely practice their gender expression. WE are here for you. We make no claims of being “expert” in any matters, yet through our individual and collective experience we are highly knowledgeable. CDI also serves as a resource center where we can direct you to qualified professionals should that be desired. In short, we believe that groups like ours help to save lives. Sometimes just a welcoming smile and spoken kindness can be enough to assure someone (and maybe that’s you!) that they are not alone. For whatever reason each of us were dealt this hand from birth. For years many of us have considered it a curse. At CDI we believe that once liberated from the isolation of the closet that in time you will come to see your own transgenderism as a “gift”. So whether experienced or not, come - We welcome you, and we exist for you!

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