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Dear Miss Laura,
IM A 32 YO CROSSDRESSER WHO IS SECRETLY WANTING TO BE THE WOMAN I AM 24/7 BUT AM SCARED AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT STARTING MY NEW LIFE AS A WOMAN. IM A SIZE 5 IN WOMEN'S CLOTHES AND AM VERY PASSABLE AND AM JUST CONFUSED ABOUT HOW TO START LIVING AS A WOMAN LEGALLY. PLEASE HELP ME OUT.
Secretly A woman
A size 5? You lucky girl you. The goddess is smiling on you hon.
You'll need to take the following steps:
Get help from a gender psychologist since you will probably need a letter stating that you intend to live in a different Gender. This will help later.
Start electrolysis (Beard removal) as soon as possible. You'll have to grow your beard stubble in between treatments. Usually this is a first step before you start living as a woman.
See an Endocrinologist for Female Hormones. Your Psychologist may be able to help with a recommendation and letter.
Join a transsexual/transgender Support Group. Develop a female voice.
Think about how you're going to approach family, friends and your employer if you are planning on transitioning on the job
Apply to the courts for a legal name change. Later you'll need to change bank records, credit cards, Social Security, Driver's License, medical records etc.
Usually you must live one to two years as a woman before surgery, depending on the surgeons requirements.
the Internet Trans sites for links to gender change surgeons. The
best of luck to you.