Being a pioneer

I spoke to my counselling group again today about my transgender situation and was again touched and encouraged by their support. I feel that I am called to be a pioneer in helping to gain acceptance for a more tolerant attitude towards freedom of gender expression, in my own small way. I am looking forward to fulfilling my part in this significant venture which many other brave people have already made significant steps in their social mileux.
Christine x

A wonderful experience

Last week I shared my TG story with my female counselling group. I was scared beforehand but was overwhelmed by the positive reposne I had, so warm, accepting and loving. It was a very special moment and has allowed me to accept myself even more. It feels like a new beginning – although I’m sue there will be some rough seas ahead – but that moment will stay with me forever.

Just published the rest of my book

I’ve just published the rest of my book, Part 3 (chapters 23 – 30). I have been very reticent to publish it as I am not sure if it is pretentious claptrap or something worthwhile. I decided to let you decide. If you don’t like it you’ll go onto something else, no harm done, if you do like it – great.

All I can say is that I wrote it from the heart – just sat down and typed what came into my head. A bit stream of consciousness you might say.

PS I have edited the dates of the chapters back into the past so that when you click on the link to my book the chapters appear in the correct order.

The Real Me

This is a series of stills I took from my laptop. I put a simple piece of music to it that I like to dance to, very lyrical. When I watched the finished version it made me cry because it seemed to express who I really am inside so well.

Just a little thing…

I went into Matalan in Swindon to buy some clothes. When I got to the checkout the assistant asked if they were all presents and I said “No, actually they’re for me”.

How simple – but in those few words I realised just how far I have come in the last few months.

She didn’t bat an eyelid, just commented on the colours I had chosen and said that she had bought one of the dresses herself and how nice it was.

It made me realise that we create or own demons…

Christine xx

Working from my hotel today – en femme

Great day today! I have to work from my hotel so I was able to get up and get dressed en-femme, have breakfast (first time I’ve ever done that dressed) and have worked away happily in my room.

I went shopping at lunchtime and bought some girlie things and am looking forward to a nice dinner in the restaurant.

It’s so lovely to be able to spend the day as me!


New name

I had an urge to change my name. Reid served its purpose but Celeste expresses more of how I am now. It marks a point in my development.