On January 8th, I’ll be going to the Femme Fever Party in Long Island, NY. It’s the first of the book parties, and this one is run by Karen of Femme Fever.
We are very much looking forward to meeting all of you!
We will also be selling the book at a discount for anyone who comes.
You can find more information at the Femme Fever website.
^ us, with Karen.
There is a GREAT, full color, glossy magazines for MTF TG people that I love – called Girl Talk . It’s not a ‘support’ type magazine but rather just upbeat & positive & features great professional photos of people who look amazing. The range is CD to TS – and has features on beauty (of course), interviews (with people like Eddie Izzard), advice, etc. Basically, a ‘lifestyle’ magazine for the TG crowd.
Anyway, I highly recommend it. You can check out a preview online.
Betty & I will be going to two events this October: Fantasia Fair, a transgendered festival held in Provincetown, MA, October 19th thru October 26th. I will be doing a reading from My Husband Betty on Thursday, October 23rd at 3PM .
The Eureka En Femme Getaway, a vacation held in Eureka Springs, AR, from October 30th to November 2nd.
We both hope you can join us at either one of these events! We are planning more readings for the Winter and Spring months, but if any of you have suggestions, let me know!
Betty & I went to a mixed trans night recently (FTM & MTF) at a lesbian bar called Meow Mix, and we saw trans- musician Lisa Jackson perform. It was my second time hearing her sing, and for the second time I was especially struck by one of her songs, called “Fabulously Done.” ^ Minerva, Betty, Zoe and Flawless Mother Sabrina are the ones in this photo, singing one of Lisa’s songs to Lisa as part of the celebration.
If trans- folks (esp MTFs) are looking for an anthem, girls – this is it!
Read these lyrics: The make up and the clothes I wear, The fancy do and the underwear,
It’s a mystery, you see, to anyone who’s not like me. So please retract those words of hate ‘Cause I’m the boy you used to date.
Yes I’m your lover and I’m your son. I’m your brother; we’ve just begun. Somehow around the age of 8 I learned that I should hate The fairies and the queers-you know they’re just so fucking weird.
But little did my siblings know that I was putting on a little show
In the mirror of the bathroom as my mother ran the vacuum. I’m not the only one. I’m not the only one
Who wants to be painted, and pretty, and shining and fabulously done. It has taken some 20 years
For me to learn to ignore the fear That there are people who will hate you, and people who will shame you. But be the first to cast your stone, ’cause I would rather be all alone. Yes If I am gonna be living, then I am gonna be giving all I can. I told that girl, but that girl went away.
And I told my brother, but my brother thinks I’m gay. I told my sister, but my sister could not hear.
And I told the world, ’cause I am tired of this fear. Buy her CD! or at least find out more about her at www.lisajacksononline.com Has anyone else out there seen her perform? What did you think? (update 7/17/05: Lisa Jackson’s website is now: http://www.lisajacksonandgirlfriday.com)