D – From the Housemistress

From the Housemistress

Tasi2018 and Beyond

It’s tough maintaining a large website like Sister House and being the primary contributor of new content spread across 7 rooms, each with its own focus and writing monthly columns for TG Forum and quarterly columns for Repartee which are linked to in our What’s New Section. I am blessed with some excellent contributing authors but they have lives to live too so their contributions vary widely over time.

In all honesty, this forced break in my writing due to the site’s technical problems has been a welcome relief in my writing efforts. I welcomed the break and will find it a bit grueling to return to an active schedule again. I noticed that Stana in her daily blogging efforts on Femulate also experienced like feelings. It’s not that we run out of material but that the effort becomes overwhelming when it’s done day in and day out

The few comments that I receive are rewarding and in some cases, I have made a difference in the lives of my readers. I remember when I was struggling to get just 200 subscribers a few years ago and now that number has reached to over 6000 subscribers and I need to give something back to them. So we have resurrected our Sister House Newsletter with unique content and offers just for them. So if you haven’t signed up, do so right away.

One of our new directions will be to offer services that are in demand by our trans community but with our own unique twist. When we started Sister House over 5 years ago, it was with the hope that our affiliate stores in the sidebars and in the Boutique would be a source of revenue to offset the increasing costs of a growing website. Such was not the case and even our pleas for contributions went largely unanswered. So, with that in mind, our revenue generation will now focus on Voice Feminization with Nina’s unique and very special My Female Voice Club.

In addition we will be kicking off a new service called My Feminine Self with two well-known members of our community as femininity coaches, Vikki LaFontaine and Donna Kelli. Both of these ladies are well known to you and both have been recognized as “Stylish Crossdressers”. Kandi Robbins with her special talents for putting together outfits will be joining them as a separate service

En Femme, previously Suddenly Femme, is back with us and we’ll be introducing a newcomer, Berdita Fashions, with its special emphasis on lingerie for the trans ladies. You can do your part buying from these stores that offer special products and services to our community

We use a lot of video on Sister House and one of my favorite pundits is Rachel Rollins, a real down to earth gal with a tell it like it is attitude. Some time ago I asked Rachel to discuss this issue and my pet peeve with full time trans girls that are full of themselves and put down crossdressers and non-full-timers as not being transgender. You can listen to Rachel’s rants in “Trannier Than Thou” and I hope you take it to heart

Finally, we have made several efforts over the last 3 years to create a special transgender event here in Mexico which we call “Magic in Merida”. In partnership with Pride World Travel, Magic in Merida will take place from November 3-10 this year. Look for Magic in Merida in the left sidebar under Rooms in the coming weeks. It will be an event like no others in the trans community.


14 thoughts on “D – From the Housemistress

  1. Our Governor in the State of Georgia did the bold thing. He vetoed the GA. bathroom bill that the legislature dumped on him. Of course it will be back again next year. The bigots, thumpers, pulpiteers, and ignorant don’t give up… And, never have as near as I can tell… And, I’ve been fighting them a long time. I’m in my eight decade on the planet. Over seven decades in DRAG.

  2. A very well thought out response to Ms. Jenner and her ilk, and I heartily agree. Reality show divas of any stripe should never, and can never be true role models for those of us living in the real world. Now, were she to actually sponsor some less fortunate, and do so without constant media coverage, I might….might applaud.

  3. Calamity Jane is the movie I think Jeanette is referring to. One of my favourite movies as well.
    My older sister had the tiresome chore of having to take me to the movies when I was young and she loved the musicals. Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’.
    ‘Calamity Jake’ was the best, a gun totin’ fast talking scout transforms into a young woman. OK, that isn’t accurate but I would have loved that version.

  4. Of the 23 sites that I have bookmarked on the computer, Sister House is the first one in line. The more time I spend on the site the less time I spend on other sites which are not nearly as informative and well written as this one. Keep up the good work let the information flow.

  5. Tasi,
    I thought I would add my comment here. I think that the best way to spread the word is on a one on one basis and the best way to do this is to get out and about blending in and not absolutely passing.
    Because of who I am and how I look I almost have to limit my outings to safe places which are mostly either LGBT friendly places or support group meetings. I find, surprisingly enough, that even in these places the ‘hidden majority’ of CDs are neither known or understood.
    Last week I went to an LGBT bar that was having Latin night and a drink promotion. My plan, because I have to get up early is to only go for one or two drinks and then leave early. At the bar, after saying my basic hellos to those that I know, I sat with a guy I had met once before. He asked me how far along I was in my transition. I told him that I was not in transition and had no plans to do so. He said he know one other guy that dressed and that person was in transition. His next assumption was that I was gay. I told him wrong again. I a very happily married with children and 100% faithful to my wife. His mind could not accept that. We then went on to talk about my CD issues. He was astounded to learn about the entire ‘hidden majority.’ I was dressed in a nice red floral wrap dress with 3.5″ pumps and my reddish wig complete with purse and, of course, in full makeup.
    This guy was from a small town out west and he had been married but he was certain that he was fully gay although he conceded that he still loved his ex wife and that he would still find her sexually attractive.
    We were then joined by another guy at the bar. This fellow was also recently divorced and identified himself as ‘most likely gay.’ He was dressed in a nice shirt and but was wearing girls jeans and lovely 4″ stiletto booties over his hose. He mentioned that he was wondering if he was CD, or TG or even TS or whether he just had a fetish for hose and heels.
    Two young ladies then came into the bar and I ended up chatting with them. The most talkative one was not gay and had just left an 18 year marriage. She and I hit it off nicely and we were able to talk fashion, shoes, etc. I told her that I was just an old overweight guy that like to dress to feel pretty and to hang out while so dressed. I was stunned when she guessed my age and her guess was 10 years less than my real age. she was impressed with my lack of wrinkles and I passed it off to a combination of genes and makeup.
    We were then joined by a guy in drag. He looked great with a black bustier, fishnets and 5″ pumps. He had on about 5 times as much makeup as me. we were able to talk wig and shoe shopping, etc. A fun guy.
    I had a few other chats with others but everyone I spoke to did receive at least a little education about the hidden majority. I ended up having two more drinks than I should have and got home about two hours later than planned but it was a good night out and about.

  6. I got something right??? *giggle* Nice!!!!
    Most times, for me, it’s remembering the things I could not do, that the girls were doing! From the cute feminine outfit to the material things that marked it “for girls only!” I want that pink bicycle with colorful steamers and flowery basket on the handlebars, and the outfit girls wore while riding! I always wanted a Magic Oven and a classy holiday apron to go with it! Why can’t we drive the VW bug with the moving flower on the dash or the vase in the vent? They make eyelashes for the headlights too!!! I always smile when I see one because…. It’s all…just “Fun!”

  7. Hi Great to be here.
    Ahh Doris Day in the film where she changed from a Buck skin wearing Stage Coach guard, riding shotgun, to a beautiful young woman, how I envied her, how she could change from one to the other. I must have seen the film several times and still wanted to be in her position to be both characters but not daring to say anything to anyone, I was 10 years old at the time, and did know if anyone else have these thoughts or was I alone in the world ? but as the years went by I came to a greater knowledge of all things Transvestite/Crossdressing and I am very happy within myself now.
    I look forward to being a good member and contributor to your site

    • Welcome Jeanette,
      If you like the site, please invite your friends to come too. Please join the discussions in the members suite, or if you like to write, you can post it over on my blog.

      • Hello Tasi
        I run a bridal Boutique along with my wife Julie. Although not a cross dresser myself, I do actually have something that may be of interest to your readers.
        I am a shoe maker by trade and as the shoe industry manufacturing trade diminished I found myself in the niche market of making ladies shoes in larger sizes.
        These shoes were all of a high heel variety and very expensive. I no longer make shoes but I do own a mail order web site that specializes in wedding shoes.
        In these ranges there are larger fitting shoes and best thing about them is that they can be coloured by me to any colour to match any outfit. I have some standard colours and I can dye to a swatch also.
        The other good thing about these shoes is that they give in all the right places making them more comfortable than a high street shoe.
        Theres much more to my story if you want me to write something but if I could market my shoes down the cross dresser route then I would be more than happy to assist anyone with any questions.

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