As we approach the actual day of Christmas, I felt it was a good opportunity to share a few of my more impressive (I hope) holiday memories.
In our previous post, I remembered the first night I was able to venture out into the public as a transgender woman for the first time and enjoy a major regional Christmas light display. In this post, I am going to share my first time out during a Black Friday shopping blitz at an area upscale mall.
This time, it was relatively easy to find the time to attempt to try my hand at passing on such a major shopping day as a transgender woman, or a just a woman. My wife worked at retail so she had to work and at the time, I was a restaurant general manager to I could set my own hours. I chose to come into work later in the afternoon so I had most of the day to explore another slice of life.
For an outfit I chose the usual comfortable/blending wardrobe items. In other words, sweater, leggings, boots and wig of course.
As I left the house, I was more concerned with seeing the neighbors than anything else. I was very secure in my looks but didn’t know what to expect with the shopping experience. Since I didn’t have much time or the inspiration to find a gift for my wife or others, I was selfishly just there to see if I belonged.
When I arrived, amazingly, it wasn’t as difficult to find a parking spot as I had anticipated. I gathered my courage, checked my makeup in the car mirror and headed into my perception of one of the ultimate feminine experiences…Black Friday shopping.
Once I was in the mall, I found I didn’t have any thing to worry about. No one cared who I was at all. I was able to blend in, do a bit of shopping and leave satisfied I had checked off another “bucket list” item off of my Mtf gender transition checklist.
One again, I used the Christmas experience to do it.
There will be more to come!