Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Simple Pleasures ~ Mirror Mirror

Back to the bathroom mirror.

There was a gender discussion at Christine's house a week or so ago.  I haven't written it up yet; I will.

Christine had nametags for everyone.  I decided to save mine.  This is actually my fourth Meg nametag; I wish I'd saved the others.  One was from the UU church when I attended services last summer.  The other two were from Christine's soirees.

In the future, I'm going to keep the tags and make a chain hanging from my mirror.

I don't know if I'm in love with the name Meg, but it's mine now and I like seeing it, and I like hearing it.  But when I introduce myself, I have to think or I'll use that other name that I've had (for fifty years) longer.


  1. I know what you mean, but at least I can just pretend they didn't hear the a if I slip up.

  2. Meg -

    You might want to say to yourself each time you dress as Meg - "My name is Meg, My name is Meg...." to help imprint the identity in your mind before you go out. (And do the same for your male persona before going out as him.) The idea is to program your mind to respond in a certain way when in a specific persona.

    I have an advantage - "Marian" is a pseudonym used for blogging, and I take advantage of my androgenous given name when I meet with people. One trans person I know uses "Joe", then say "Joseph" when presenting as male, and "Josephine" when presenting as female. Could you do something in the same vein?



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