Donnakelli and Friends
  • River City Gems “Sparkle 2018” posted on October 25, 2018.
    Every year during the first week of October for the last 11 years the River City Gems have hosted “Sparkle” which is one of the best organized and planned CD/TG/TS events on the West Coast. This year was no disappointment as DonnaKelli walks us through four fun days of the event. More
  • Sparkle 2017 posted on October 10, 2018.
    In October every year for the last 10 years, the River City Gems host an event called “Sparkle”. It is without a doubt one the most organized and fun TG events held in California each year, Donnakelli attended and tells us about the people and the fun times. More
  • Donnakelli Out with the Girls and their Wives posted on July 8, 2018.
    Donnakelli has been out with the girls and their wives to many fun places in the last several months including the Cicada Club in Los Angeles and Gilley's and Capo's Speakeasy in Las Vegas More
  • Sparkle 2017 posted on November 16, 2017.
    In October every year for the last 10 years, the River City Gems host an event called “Sparkle”. It is without a doubt one the most organized and fun TG events held in California each year, Donnakelli attended and tells us about the people and the fun times. More
  • River City Gems Sparkle Gala-Marvelous Event posted on October 19, 2016.
    The River City Gems Sparkle gala was held on October 8th and our fashion columnist, Donnakelli, attended. This is her report of this marvelous event More
Tall Gal Chit-Chat

This section is for discussion of tall girl fashion issues. Being tall, as many trans girls are, presents its own challenges in dressing and shopping so we are pleased to have Marie Ann Greene join us as an author and she’ll be joined by others from time to time. I hope all you tall girls will join in the discussion.

Recent Posts:

  • Marie Is Princess Dragomiroff - A Glorious Finale posted on November 8, 2018.
    Marie Is Princess Natalia Dragomiroff. Read how Marie creates the inner character spirit of the Princess, the special feelings embued by the character and the authenticity of the Princess’s dress More
  • The Other Option (Black or Red) posted on October 16, 2018.
    We all love our LBDs - little black dress - but have you ever considered the LRD - little red dress. Marie explores this wonderful option and how and where to best wear it. More
  • Gentle Reminders Of Femininity posted on August 14, 2018.
    The human female has so many more reminders of femininity compared to the human male and our tall girl correspondent, Marie Greene, explores many of them in Gentile Reminders of Femininity in the Dressing Room This is a must-read piece if you love being a girl and appreciate the feminine arts More
  • A Very Pleasant Seven Hours posted on July 4, 2018.
    It's a very pleasant seven hours of girl time and girl talk as Marie and her friend shop and talk about their fashion finds More
  • Tall Girl Guidelines & Fault Lines posted on May 2, 2018.
    While Guidelines & Fault Lines is not my normal adventure story, it is an adventure of another genre, one of internal musings mixed with practical insights for the tall girl. Fashion presentation for the tall girl presents challenges as we talk about some guidelines and fault lines for them More

 

 

Photography for the Trans Girl


This section covers all you need to know about creating great photographs of yourself or of others. It’s hosted by Nora Simone, but with articles by others as appropriate.

What you can look forward to:

  1.  make up and dress, 
  2.  cameras/technology
  3.  software and editing
  • Personal Branding Photography Tips posted on November 6, 2018.
    What is personal branding photography and how do you get great photos taken that represent you in your best self. Listen to this podcast by Carolyn White More
  • Life As a Fashion Model posted on August 17, 2018.
    My life as a fashion model came later in life fulfilling a dream come true. Relive Nora Simones many lessons learned as her career in fashion modeling grew More
  • The Art of Taking Selfies posted on May 8, 2018.
    Do you want better selfies, them learn the art of taking selfies from two experts. We hear first from Stana of the Femulate blog followed by Imogen Lampart of Insideoutstyleblog.com. Please visit Imogen for the latest in women's style More
  • Taking Better Selfies posted on January 14, 2018.
    Selfies are great to see if the outfit you are wearing is good, bad or ugly. Photos are more revealing than a mirror because what you see in the mirror often looks different in a photograph. Photographing your fashion faux pas allows you to make adjustments (maybe you should put on a girdle or adjust that hem a bit) More
  • Natural Posing By Rita posted on September 4, 2017.
    Whether you are the photographer or somebody else is holding the camera as you are posing, you can get some very alluring pictures with just these few helpful hints. Don’t spend a lot of money in professional studios. More
  • How to Pose for the Camera posted on September 1, 2017.
    Do you know how to pose for the camera? Are you satisfied with your female image in photographs? If you’re like me, a committed MTF crossdresser (CD), the answer is No! More
Out and About Stories

Stepping out of your closet and greeting the wide, wide world is perhaps the most frightening event in our lives as crossdressers, yet the exhilaration and joy that follows that first time outing is unparalled in our lives and addictive as you soon learn that acceptance is not only possible, but often likely. So this section is about our experiences when out and about and how it makes us feel. All contributions are welcome. Please send your story to tasi@sisterhouse.net

  • The Return of "She" by Caty Ryan posted on October 23, 2018.
    Caty Ryan, after a long absence, has the chance to once again be herself. Follow her progress as she transforms herself into Caty for a long weekend. More
  • Sparkle 2017 posted on October 10, 2018.
    In October every year for the last 10 years, the River City Gems host an event called “Sparkle”. It is without a doubt one the most organized and fun TG events held in California each year, Donnakelli attended and tells us about the people and the fun times. More
  • Out and About with Judy Lynn posted on September 19, 2018.
    Judy Lynn Daniels is a near full-time trans girl from Fargo. ND with an accepting and encouraging wife. This is one of her stories as told to the TG Womans Yahoo group and demonstrates that when you dress and act the part, you should get the respect you deserve. More
  • Sparkle 2017 posted on November 16, 2017.
    In October every year for the last 10 years, the River City Gems host an event called “Sparkle”. It is without a doubt one the most organized and fun TG events held in California each year, Donnakelli attended and tells us about the people and the fun times. More
  • Harassed When Shopping from "What Would You Do" posted on August 25, 2017.
    When this transgender woman was being harassed while shopping, her fellow customers stepped in. How would you react to seeing a clothing store employee discriminating against a transgender woman simply for shopping there? More
  • Transformal Was Great, But I Won’t Be Going Back posted on July 1, 2017.
    Caty Ryan has just attended her first,Transformal. This is her story of this TG event. It is held every May in the Blue Mountains east of Sydney. More
  • Tale of Two Cities posted on October 19, 2016.
    Two cities, Toronto and Melbourne, far apart, but Catie Ryan brings them together in a delightful way, if you can understand her Australian slang More
  • River City Gems Sparkle Gala-Marvelous Event posted on October 19, 2016.
    The River City Gems Sparkle gala was held on October 8th and our fashion columnist, Donnakelli, attended. This is her report of this marvelous event More
  • Visiting the Pink Punters Club in the United Kingdom posted on October 18, 2016.
    Michelle Popkov thralls us with her visit to the Pink Punters club, the largest LGBT club in the United Kingdom, located in Fenny-Stratford. A whole weekend of fun, great companionship and some wonderful outfits. BNO (Big Night Out) is pure glitz. More
  • Mandy's UK Adventures posted on September 12, 2016.
    Mandy's adventures is based on a series of videos by Mandy White, a UK-based trans woman, who enjoys shopping, clubbing and the everyday activities of a normal single woman. More
  • Mandy's American Adventure by Private Railcar to the Queen Mary posted on June 27, 2016.
    Our American Mandy takes us on a wonderous cross-country adventure by private railcar to the restored ocean liner, Queen Mary More
  • Rita Doyle's Story posted on June 14, 2016.
    My story had similar beginnings as those many of my sisters, so I will start at what an adult Rita was doing in the last 20 years when I started living by myself with plenty of freedom and privacy to indulge in becoming my favorite persona. I really do not feel much different than a GGs, I love clothes, shoes, cosmetics and every thing that can help me become beautiful. More
  • Shopping With Gina posted on November 6, 2015.
    Gina Conners is an experienced trans women with advice for those beginning shoppers. Here she offers a few tips that helped her get comfortable, not only going shopping, but in general just going anywhere as her feminine self. More
  • Forbidden Love: I Married a Crossdresser posted on October 19, 2015.
    A UK documentary about forbidden love - the story of married crossdressers. There is no greater challenge to a women's identity then being married to a Crossdresser. Watch these very real stories. More
  • Tales of a Travelling Tranny posted on October 19, 2015.
    Tales of a Traveling Tranny is the story of Tricia Riley, a “mature” crossdresser, living in Victoria, Australia. This is the title she chose for her article. If you want to be amazed and amused, Tricia's tales are all that and more. I hope you enjoy her stories as much as I did. More
  • Busted Slipping Out of the Condo Garage posted on August 17, 2015.
    As you may know my ability to get out and about is somewhat dependent on when I am home alone. Last night was one such opportunity and my plan was to eat, shower, shave, call my wife, dress and then head to the B Lounge, about 20 miles away. More
  • Megan - A Bad Day As Megan Beats a Good Day At Work posted on February 23, 2015.
    Left my home around 10:30 and was to meet the other ladies between 11:30-12:30. As I traveled South on Peachtree Industrial Blvd, I had noticed a full service carwash. Only visited a car wash a few times and it is always interesting. More
Growing Up As a Sissy

sissy girlThere is a whole genre within the realm of crossdressing that we call sissies. They do not pretend to be women, but rather see women  as the superior species, and are happy to simply elevate themselves to their highest possible feminine representation of female.

To that end, the sissy acts and dresses as frilly and feminine as possible, but never in a mainstream way. They love ruffles, satin, and lace in yellow, white and pink, anything that accentuates femininity – usually garters & stockings, high heels, and costumes.  But it can also include baby girl and little girl attire and actions as well.

Cheri Amor shares some of her very special experiences in being sissified as she was growing up and we will add other stories as we find them. There’s a little bit of sissy in all of us so I hope you enjoy this new feature on Sister House

You might also enjoy the real life adventures of being a girl in “On Being A Girl” in the Family Room and our Pinterest page on Sissies.

  • Real Life Adventures of a Sissy Girl posted on November 4, 2017.
    Adventures of a Sissy Girl is a series of vignettes by Cherie Amor, each a “real life” story of sissification as she was growing up. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. More
  • Are You A Sissy? posted on May 31, 2017.
    Are you a sissy? Neither male nor female but a highly feminized version of the women you adore Sissies are a special genre of crossdressers. More
On Being Girly

Candy Kowal is all girl and we join her with her many experiences exploring the fun side of dressing. What I Wore

  • Spend the Time to "Be Girly"! posted on December 9, 2014. Members only
    There are those times when you only have time to get dressed, apply your make-up, and run out the door to experience what it is to be girly….are you ready? More
  • Getting Out and About posted on April 17, 2014. Members only
    Sometimes I wish I could go to a LGBT conference and experience those glorious days of acting and being feminine, in a public setting, for a extended period of time. Like a lot of us out there, I am in the closet, and just can’t pack up my pretty things and fly away to another city. More
  • Being Girly at a Slumber Party posted on November 5, 2013. Members only
    Would you consider going to a slumber party with like minded friends? I am talking about a girly, innocent party where you can get together and share experiences and ideas, likes and dislikes, and play in an enlightening and nostalgic manner. More
  • Just For The Love of Being Girly... posted on October 3, 2013. Members only