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Learn it, Live it, Love it
Learn it, Live it, Love it
I've been Sara for for 15 months now. Best time of my life. I have more fun in a night than I used to have in a year.
I believe I'm a quick study in this transvestite world, and let me share a concept with you that is set in my mind in concrete.
When I came out, I was like a lot of gurls. I was drawn in to the gay bar scene. Seemed to make sense that we should be there.
I learned to perform and tried my hand at drag shows. (I don't perform right now, and I'm not sure if I will.)
I tried to make other gurls my circle of friends, and I still love all those friends I made.
But along the way I tried being part of the regular straight world, cause I like to be out and about as Sara.
Then I found myself at a straight bar. I was well recieved and embraced. Eventually I became like a mini celebrity there, and the memories are too numerous to count.
I tried a second straight club, owned by the same man, and had the same result.
I want to be careful not to offend my gay friends, but home for me is in the straight world.
After all I have seen, I can't stress one point too much, especially for my sister transvestites.
The place for transvestites is IN THE STRAIGHT WORLD.
Let me point out why:
1. Who patronizes Drag shows? Answer-straight people.
2. Gay men like men. Not transvestites
3. Transvestites are women at heart. We need the fellowship of other women. Thus, straight bars are where women are.
NOTE: I mention nightclubs for reference so much because I don't like to impose myself on family centers of activity. I will go anywhere if I have a purpose to be there, but for my funtime, I go out dancing, etc.
4. Our "market" if you will for men, is with straight and bi guys. And I don't believe it makes a man gay if he wants to have sex or has sex with a gurl. They just have a desire, and it is rooted in their soul in many different ways. Most if not all of these men would never fall in love with a man.
5. In a way, Transvestism is an art. It's a performing art, it's an art of fashion, and it's an art of personality and inner strength. So to hide this art in a warehouse with all the other artwork is a waste. Would we put all the Picasso's in a room where only other artists get to see them? No, we put them on display and invite the world to come see. And the world pays to see the art.
6. In my case I don't get financially paid for being on display. My compensation has been in the form of NUMEROUS friends of both genders, ALL the attention one person could ask for, never being lonely, and a way to validate myself as Sara Leonne.
Once again, my point is this: The place, the arena, where transvestites belong is in the STRAIGHT WORLD.
To fit in there one must perfect her art, hold her head high, have a positive attitude, and be willing to reach out to people. They are waiting to meet us. People will tell us their deepest secrets once they get to know us. Things they won't tell their straight friends becuase they all have to maintain some facades to fit in.
With us, they see someone who is unafraid to be who they want to be, and envy us for doing it and showing the world we are unafraid and proud.
Gurls: Go out there and knock em dead baby!
Kisses, from Sara Leonne, transvixen.
8/30/2006 6:31 am
"Transvixen": I like that....I have never heard it before...and from what I have read here, I applaud your dedication to who you are. I can only imagine the ups and downs your life must have went through! And I may have to agree with you...people envy what they do not understand!|
~~Kisses back: Freetime
9/12/2006 5:08 pm
This beautiful soul is more lady than most women I know and have known. Not only does she have heart but she has the deep compassion of spirit to be all woman. I am drawn to her in such a strong way that I feel compelled to move forward quickly if she will let me before this rare precious creature eludes my capture. I must be with her eternally.|
4/28/2007 11:40 am
Sara's full of s**t, she's just a story tellin' dreamer rather than doer|