Welcome to my little blog, Katieinthehall, my name is Katie and I’m a crossdresser/trans individual. Yup that’s right, I wear women’s clothes, and not just for the heck of it, but because I have a substantial feminine side to my identity (and may I add, a side that loves shoes and makeup), which lives along with my normal masculine side. Now before we continue, you might ask yourself, why Katieinthehall? Well, there’s an easy answer, and it has to do with my love of comedy. Growing up in the early 90’s I remember watching The Kids In The Hall, a comedy skit show where the guys on the show would dress up as women anytime a situation called for it, and did an amazing job doing so.
On the most basic level, spending time as Katie makes me so very happy. I can relax, and explore my feminine side, while standing up against societies norms, and being happy with who I am. On a deeper level, this side of me has been around for a long time. I remember feeling through my mother’s silk skirts as a kid, loving the softness of the material, and trying to walk in her sandals. I remember watching RuPaul’s talk show and being amazed at the transformation that could be achieved. I would have a reoccurring dream/fantasy that I had the power to transform from my male to my female self, and back again at any instance. Looking back now, I see it as my subconscious telling me that I was somewhere in between the male and female ends of the gender spectrum.
By the time I got into high school and college, I lost a lot of self-confidence and respect for myself. I was a shy and reserved person. I would relieve the stress by eating, and as a result, I had gained a lot of weight, and began to have health problems. Along with all these problems, I almost completely lost sight of my feminine side. I didn’t think about Katie for years, but that began to change in 2009. I was tired of feeling sick, unhealthy and lonely, and decided it was time to make changes and start living the life I wanted. After loosing a ton of weight, Katie reappeared a couple of years ago after a long absence.
I’ve never been a good liar, and have never been good at hiding emotions, so as soon as Katie reappeared, I knew I needed to be open and honest with my wife. She has been unbelievably supportive through this process, just like many close friends I’ve opened up to. So join me on this journey, and we may just learn a little from each other.
With much love to all,