|GLAMOUR GIRL WINNER, STEPHANIE WARDLOW
“I am a transgendered woman who has the life of a crossdresser. Growing up as a youngster in the ’70’s I secretly idolized women such as Farrah Faucet and others and mind you not exactly like my male peers did either LOL. She was amazing in my eyes. Her beauty, style, grace, everything. I kept a small shoebox under my bed with clipped out photos and articles about her and those like her. Later I moved on to Brooke Shields, Molly Ringwold, etc. Dreaming of what their lives must be like and all the rest. However, I had no close exemplar. I’m the oldest of 3 children. I have one younger sister but she was then and still is today a bit of a tomboy so I didn’t have an older sister to immolate and my mom was …well, my Mom!
|In my view, the inordinate amount of cultural pressures living in the Bible belt south seemed to always steer me away from the things I dreamed of. 🙁 In my 20’s I spent a lot of my time mostly burying myself into work etc. Relationships with people were fairly shallow and growing increasingly fewer in number as I struggled with who I really am. I wanted to seek myself out as it were but in those days there were some pretty big limitations regarding that. Money was tight, access to good information was still pretty difficult and I suppressed my feelings instead of seeing where they might lead me. I didn’t have a computer and the internet was still on the way up and was certainly not as universal as it is today. I later married but it didn’t last due to her unexpected death. Soon after, I began to slowly come to terms with my life and feelings. I began exploring this part of my life and I realized it was where the core of who I am, truly lies. I have met some truly amazing people on my journey and I have seen places and have had experiences that I would have never had if I didn’t recognize who I truly was.|
|So, what am I doing now? I still work a lot. I’m a project manager for a food service equipment dealer and stn. stl. Fabricator in Little Rock, Ark. I have been with them for almost 25 years now. I’m am a single parent (kids and family don’t know, btw) and while I have tons of family help, it is still tough. Overwhelming at times. At the end of the day, I KNOW that I really am blessed.
Where is all this going? I love being pretty and feminine and I plan to keep right on doing this and sharing until I no longer enjoy it. I love being treated like a lady. I love to shop for clothes in stores or on the computer. I enjoy practicing my makeup and seeing the results. I enjoy the hugs of a good friend. I love to travel and see people I know and to meet new people and see new things. I love to walk through a crowded shopping mall or drive around in the car and either blend in with all the other women around me or maybe just get noticed for being just a really beautiful person. This has always been and always will be an integral part of what makes me… well, ME.” Thank-you, GlamourBoutique.com