Hello my name is Karen Harris, and I'm 52 years old and a part-time cross dresser from Maryland . I don’t know how I would probably categorize myself, except to say when I dress I want to be passable as much as possible and be among the public in a positive and delightful way. I enjoy dressing as much as possible these day and even more since Thanksgiving Weekend of 2008. Although I have been dressing off and on since I was 13 years old, never have I been this involved as a woman before. Now I dress almost every day of the week when I get home from work and go out in public 3 to 4 times a week. I go to the grocery store, shopping for clothes, dinner, movies, clubs, etc. Hummm what’s next: “A Cruise”? If it wasn’t for this TSA crap now skies the limit once again. I did that a couple of times back in the early 90’s and it was a blast. Even took a train ride!!! One day it will happen again. I did check into an ID card only through Maryland DMV, but they said I can only have a driver’s license or ID card I couldn’t have both. I know some states do, but not here “Sad”!!!!
Like many crossdressers, my journey has been long and filled with many highs and lows. I first had feelings about my female side when I was just 13 years old. So many times I stopped only to find myself buying clothes all over again and again and again. I think after all these years I could open my own dress shop, about the size of a small corner store. Ok LOL a Super Market!!!
After my wife left me after many years I said I would get back into my female side, but this time I was going to do it right and enjoy myself. She knew I had dress, but thought I had stopped. Later she would think and say you are dressing again only to say no I’m not, but I really was. Just not to the level I wanted to, so as far as I say, “No I wasn’t” was very much “True”. For me I am the happiest I have ever been in a long time. Is it because she left or that I am dressing now. Hummm you tell me. I do have a real girlfriend that I love very much whom doesn’t know about Karen. But if we ever move in together or get married I would let Karen go. For her I would do that for. I feel I can do it since when we are together I don’t think about Karen. I know I should tell her and I hear you now, “Karen it will never go away”. But I hope you are wrong.
Right now seeing the comments I receive from the girls (Gurls, GG, TV, TS, CD, Bi, or Straight Men and Women) makes Karen that much more powerful to stay. Everyone “Loves” her style of clothing and wear. She has even been asked to mentor them, which I am “Happy” to do so. I hope that by my choice of style it will help them look “Classy” and not “Trashy”!!!
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