Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Interesting opportunity

  1. #1
    Member Ameli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Saskatoon, Canada
    Posts
    217

    Interesting opportunity

    I see a therapist regularly. After our last appointment, while I?m getting ready to leave, she tells me that she has a friend who is an author. This person wants to write a book that has characters who explore gender diversity. The author knows trans people but he doesn?t know any crossdressers. Fast forward through lots of confidentiality details, she is going to introduce us next month, so he can do research for his new book. He?s a fairly popular author.

    I?m fairly closeted, so this is big for me!

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    306
    That sounds like an amazing opportunity. I hope it works out and is an awesome experience for you. Looking forward to updates, if the confidentiality aspects allow.

  3. #3
    Senior Member GretchenM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    1,233
    Wow, that is a wonderful opportunity to represent the crossdressers here and badly needed as well. They and the non-binaries have been so neglected in the literature and research we need a shot of support in the literature. I wouldn't exactly say you are carrying our world on your shoulders but it is a grand opportunity. I am sure the author will take great pains to protect the identities of anyone who does not want to be revealed or described in such a way that you would be recognizable to others. It can be a huge liability for them. Good luck and keep us informed, please.

  4. #4
    Just being true to myself Jolene Robertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Southern US
    Posts
    778
    What everyone else said Wow... Thank you in advance for helping shed some light for those of us that are overlooked in today s society. Please keep us informed with how it goes and congrats!

  5. #5
    Rural T Girl Teri Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    1,836
    Sounds both exciting and scary hoping for a postiive outcome.
    Teri Ray Rural Idaho Girl.

  6. #6
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Western Washington
    Posts
    12,466
    I think that is a great opportunity to shed some light on the cross dressing community. With the thousands of registered members on this site I often wonder how many are actually doing some sort of research. There is a wealth of information, however one sided it may be, about our daily struggles.

  7. #7
    Aspiring Member DianeT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    France
    Posts
    789
    Good luck Ameli. We are counting on you (no pressure).
    Last edited by DianeT; 07-24-2021 at 01:41 PM.

  8. #8
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    21,410
    Enjoy the experience.
    Our only truth is narrative truth

  9. #9
    Aspiring Member GracieRose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    699
    You might suggest to the author that perusing this site could be a valuable research opportunity in addition to your personal experience.

  10. #10
    Aspiring Member DianeT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    France
    Posts
    789
    As far as I understand this site is for TG, CDers etc. not researchers. I am not not sure everyone here would like to be put under scrutiny and used as a study subject. This should at least be based on some preliminary consent.
    In Ameli's case, she only has to decide for herself, so no problem there.

  11. #11
    Member Miel GG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    226
    Your therapist has faith in you and your ability to testify about a CD life ! For once a chance to explain what is going on behind the closet door ! It is a great opportunity.
    I look forward to know the name of the author ...

  12. #12
    Junior Member Teresa.Smith.VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Posts
    81
    Quote Originally Posted by DianeT View Post
    As far as I understand this site is for TG, CDers etc. not researchers. I am not not sure everyone here would like to be put under scrutiny and used as a study subject. This should at least be based on some preliminary consent.
    In Ameli's case, she only has to decide for herself, so no problem there.
    It would be easy for a researcher to educate themselves by gathering first-hand information by just reading the thousands of posts from the thousands of members of CD.com.
    Fact: Some members can never post pictures in their feminine finery to support their stories and experiences. Please be understanding and kind.

  13. #13
    Aspiring Member DianeT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    France
    Posts
    789
    If it's just to educate themselves yes, but using testimonies as material quoted in a study is a different thing and wouldn't be ethical without our consent. I agree that it may not stop some from doing it... but inviting them to do so is not something I wish as a member.

  14. #14
    Junior Member Teresa.Smith.VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Posts
    81
    Quote Originally Posted by DianeT View Post
    If it's just to educate themselves yes, but using testimonies as material quoted in a study is a different thing and wouldn't be ethical without our consent. I agree that it may not stop some from doing it... but inviting them to do so is not something I wish as a member.
    Agree, 100%.
    Fact: Some members can never post pictures in their feminine finery to support their stories and experiences. Please be understanding and kind.

  15. #15
    Aspiring Member Geena75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    968
    Considering that, as I write this, there are 14 members and 432 guests on browsing the male to female page, I wouldn't make the conclusion that every last one is CD, TG, etc. Nor would I think they are all research journalists.

  16. #16
    Member SissieScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    120
    I think it's a very exciting opportunity! You will also probably learn a lot more about yourself in the process! Good Luck!
    "Out of ALL the thing I have lost, it's my mind that I miss the most"

  17. #17
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2021
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    17
    Awesome ! Dont spare the details !

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Check out these other hot web properties:
Catholic Personals | Jewish Personals | Millionaire Personals | Unsigned Artists | Crossdressing Relationship
BBW Personals | Latino Personals | Black Personals | Crossdresser Chat | Crossdressing QA
Biker Personals | CD Relationship | Crossdressing Dating | FTM Relationship | Dating | TG Relationship


The crossdressing community is one that needs to stick together and continue to be there for each other for whatever one needs.
We are always trying to improve the forum to better serve the crossdresser in all of us.

Browse Crossdressers By State