Sunday, January 8, 2012

Using Pictures of TG Women vs. Genetic Females in TG Captions

There are times when one asks this question: When you look at a TG caption, take a good look at the girl who's picture is featured. Was the girl pictured born male or female? Do you think a transgendered woman would add a bit of authenticity and credibility to a transgender caption than would a genetic female? There are many arguments to be made on both accounts.

When I write my transgender captions, I try to find as many pictures of transgendered women as I can. This, I feel, adds an air of authenticity to the piece I'm writing. There are a few exceptions to the rule, however. First, there aren't very many pictures of transgendered girls in cyberspace who are younger than 18 years of age. Therefore, I would be left without a choice but to get pictures of genetic females in that age group to write transgender captions for.

This caption was written with a prom theme. The girl depicted in this caption was born female.

This is due to the lack of available pictures of teenage transgenders available on the Internet, for various reasons. When writing about even younger (ie: pre-teen) T-Girls, the only pictures available for caption are those of genetic girls. However, there are occasional pictures of pre-teen T-Girls available. The girl depicted in the caption below is an 11-year-old transgender.

Many pictures of transgender women available online for captions are those over 18 years of age. This caption, with a romantic theme, features a picture of a young transgendered woman.

And, when a couple getting married is depicted, finding pictures of transsexual women joining in marriage with a man is difficult as well. The bride in the picture was born a girl.

So, do you think that using pictures of transgendered women in your captions adds authenticity to your work? Or do you think using pictures of both transgendered women and genetic females in your captions can do an equal job of telling your story? Or do you use only pictures of genetic females in your transgender captions to add an air of a dream to the caption?

Your opinions are welcome.

Writing about Weddings

I'm sure every girl, regardless of whether she was born male or female, dreams of the day of her wedding. It's a subject that's been written in captions from time to time, and also in printed transgender fiction, such as some of the novels published by Reluctant Press. For some people, writing about weddings, especially if it involves a transgendered bride, is an outlet for romantic frustrations.

I have written quite a few captions and novels involving transgendered women (especially those who have been through the complete change from man to woman) who have gotten married. For me, this is an outlet for years of romantic frustration. I was once engaged to be married. During the early 1990s, I was preparing to settle down with and marry a woman (actually born female) whom I had been dating since 1985. She had a very troubled life; she came from a two-generation history of abuse, had dealt with meningitis when she was 12, and couldn't finish high school as a result. I broke off that engagement in September 1993. We had everything planned: she had selected her gown, we were nearing a decision on a wedding date and where we were going to get married when her parents, who were in the middle of an ugly divorce, stepped in and stopped us from going forward with our plans.

Since then, while I have dated both genetic females and male-to-female transsexuals, I became increasingly frustrated by the lack of potential romantic partners. With this in mind, I decided to write out my romantic dreams and hopes through transgender fiction and captions as a way to deal with these frustrations. While I have managed these frustrations, another romantic relationship is nothing more than a dream.

I wrote this a few months ago; the woman whose picture is featured is transgendered.

The Wild Side of Lauren

Beautiful Fiancee Jill

Beautiful Girlfriend Heather

Bridesmaid Gina