Today was a good day.
As readers of my material know, I work part-time as a professional stripper a.k.a. lingerie model. But, I’m also a computer database geek. And, in the latter capacity, the big outside world knew me as someone who looked like a geeky guy, officially anyway.
Today was the first day that this changed. I went to a client site (a professional medical office) as Tanya the transgender girl and I did a bunch of process analysis work, wearing a very conservative outfit — by my standards anyway. I was just one of the girls, and it was very, very, very, very nice.
Ironically, on the way back to my office, I saw a highway patrol car turn around, turn on his lights and chase after me. In Nevada this means that you were speeding (more than most) and are about to get a big ticket. I used to stress out about being pulled over by the highway patrol and looking like a chick nowadays, while my driver’s license still said “M.” And today, it just didn’t bother me at all. I figured if the officer has a hard time reconciling the picture on the license to my face, it’s OK for me to explain I’m preparing to officially transition my status. I was ready, and then the officer … pulled over the car right behind me.
At my office, it ended up being informal “bring your daughters to work day” because my contractor’s kids had the day off school and he brought them to the office for the day, and then I walked in as a 6’6″ t-girl on my 6″ stilettos. So, I said a friendly hello, and life went on. They stared a lot and I was OK with that. I asked them if they liked my shoes (how could they not?) and I showed them off, and they nodded, and life went on just fine.
It’s interesting how things that seemed ridiculously scary a few months ago now are just part of everyday life.
On the way to my office, I listened to Belinda Carlisle singing “Heaven is a place on Earth” and I smiled when I heard the lyrics of “I was afraid before; I’m not afraid any more.”