In mid-September I went to a pub in Nottingham. No big deal you might think: except it was. A very, very big deal for me. It was the first time I went out in public as Alice.
I feel that needs saying again: it was the first time I went out in public presenting as Alice! For the first time.
Standing by the door of my hotel room, my heart was beating like a drum and I could hardly breathe. Those first few steps were the hardest: we got to the lift unseen, but then I had to walk through reception. I held my breath as the lift doors opened and walked as quickly as I could, not looking right or left. Past total strangers in the lobby and outside drinking.
I have been shaving my legs for nigh on four years, my chest for probably a bit longer, and my testicles for probably 20 years or so. I have come to love the smooth feel of my hair free skin. But after a shave, the stubble returns very quickly….
For a few years now I have been promising myself to try a waxing…
I bought my first ever pair of high heels in 2014, when I strode confidently into Matalan (shuffled surreptitiously) and purchased a pair of black high heel sandals. I believe it may also have been the day when I bought my first knickers and stockings too: prior to this, my crossdressing had been confined to “borrowed” clothes and shoes.
Those shoes have long since been confined to the bin, but in 2016, I openly acquired a new pair to wear to the Rocky Horror Show: they remain my favourite pair to this day and I wear them often (New Look since you ask).
My passion for sharing selfies and lingerie were born together, in parallel. It didn’t take me long to realise that pictures of me in a pair of knickers got more attention than just plain, dull boxer shorts.