Stana hosts a blog called Femulate It's a wonderful blog. Stana is smart and witty and her posts are such fun to read.. She also posts several pictures most days "Femulate Her" (a lovely genetic woman in a beautiful outfit) and "The Femulated" (a lovely tg girl).
Yesterday's entry included observations from an outreach that Stana did. It's worth reading the whole entry but here's the part that struck me:
"Someone in each class also asked me if I presented as a women because I was just interested in all the trappings of being female or was it something more than that, something internal. I explained that it was more than just the trappings of being female. I never felt that I was a female trapped in a male body. Instead, I was "me" trapped in the expectations of what being a "male" was all about. "
Many of us talk about there being a "tg continuum" I have no doubt that there are many transsexuals who do feel trapped in the body of the wrong gender. However, that's not the case for many of us. Something is different and it's difficult to express. I thought Stana's explanation about being "trapped in expectations" was one of the best ways I've ever heard it expressed.