Linda Jensen

Linda Jensen

Canadian writer Linda Jensen is a long time contributor to TGForum. Before the days of the Internet Linda started her writing with the "Transvestian" newspaper. Her writing ranges from factual accounts of her adventures to fiction although frankly sometimes her real life adventures are stranger than the fiction. Linda is married to a loving partner who upon learning about Linda said, "she was part of you before I met you. Although I didn't know it she was part of the package I fell in love with. I don't want to mess up that package." "Does it get any better than that?" asks Linda.

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What If I Had Taken That Other Road?

| Nov 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda is musing on the path she took in life. She asks herself “Would my life have been different if I had not worked that summer in Toronto, if I had not wandered into that drag bar and if I had not gone home with one of the most beautiful girls I had ever met? I wonder about those ‘roads not taken.’” Of course there is a story attached to the night she wandered into that drag bar. Today she tells you the first part of the story.

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Nature, Nurture, or Not Sure

| Oct 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda’s friend Marie has told her that she is giving up her transgender life. Linda questions her about how, with transgender traits with her from birth or early childhood, she thinks she can do that. Her response brings in to question some of the role of nature and nurture in forming our transgender traits. See if Marie’s theories about the nature of crossdressing apply to you, or if you think they are off the mark.

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Will That Be the Last Time I See Marie?

| Sep 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda meets up with a long-time friend who says she has some startling news for her. What could it be? Her friend was going to have gender confirmation surgery? But then she would still be the woman Linda liked, and, she had always identified as a crossdresser. Could it be something personal? Linda didn’t think there was anything wrong between them. Why would this be the last time they might see each other?

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1998: New Year’s Eve At The Queen Mary

| Aug 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

New Year’s Eve 1998 saw Linda Jensen in Los Angeles ready to go to the big party at the Queen Mary club. She had the dress, and she had a plan for the evening. She made special arrangements to be in the City of Angels for the New Year’s party and then she remembered she forgot to bring earrings to match the dress. Fortunately the Jim Bridges Boutique was on the way. Step back to the lat ‘90s and visit the now closed but fabled Queen Mary with Linda in this Retro Rerun.

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What ’90s Game Show Did Linda Jensen Try Out For?

| Jul 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda Jensen is taking a well deserved summer vacation. To fill her spot on the TGF schedule this month we searched the TGF Archives and pulled out one of her columns from 1998. Back in the ’90s Linda had tried out for the game show Jeopardy! a couple of times as her male self and didn’t get picked as a contestant. She vowed that the next time she took their test she would do it as Linda. This is the tale of that day long ago in California when Linda, in her new floral print wrap dress took the Jeopardy! test along with 150 other hopefuls. How did it turn out? Read on!

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Hello, My Name is Linda: Part 4

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (4)

Linda continues her series on her meetings with the support group, Bracoholics Anonymous. This group is primarily composed of crossdressers but also contains a few men who only dress in lingerie under their male attire. The bracoholics focus mainly on the joy of wearing a pretty bra and like many of their members Linda was first attracted to that particular garment. In today’s post she reports on things she learned from other members of the group.

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Hello, My Name is Linda: Part 3

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda continues her story about her interaction with the group ‘Bracoholics Anonymous’ which, as the name suggests is a help group for men coming to terms with their attraction to brassieres. This time she shares a story of how the bracoholics are not be as invisible to others as they may think.

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Help? Yes But Please Don’t Take Away My Stress!

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (2)

Today Linda reacts to a recent TGForum column in which the writer proposed steps to help ‘non-transsexual transgender’ people to reduce their stress. It turns out that Linda, a self described “closeted crossdresser” loves the stress. As she has gotten older it has become harder to get that adrenaline thrill she used to get from simple things like wearing a bra. Linda is seeking new challenges that create the stress she loves, so please don’t try to take away her stress.

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My Name is Linda, Part 2

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda is telling the story of encountering and joining a group of individuals who had grown up and lived their lives with a fascination with brassieres or bras. In part 1 she revealed to the group what she saw as the genesis of her obsession.

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“Hello, My Name is Linda”

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (2)

Today Linda Jensen tells a story of finding and attending a support group meeting to deal with a compulsion she has had, not all her adult life, but pretty well all her entire life. She had no idea that others might share her strange desires and was happy to meet other males who dressed as females but she wasn’t keen to stand in front of the group and tell them her particulars. Of course being a person of many words she will be stretching this story out over several months. Today it’s Part 1.

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What Got Us Started? What Keeps Us Going?

| Mar 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda set out to discover what different crossdressers did about “coming out.” She has spoken to one who only told her wife. She wrote about another who hasn’t told anyone, even her wife, and another girl who has told all of her friends and associates about her femme self. Then Linda thought about another friend and she realized she was still on a voyage of personal discovery. Her friend shares Linda’s twist on the nature vs. nurture debate on the formation of one’s desire to crossdress and in today’s post the two go on to talk about what keeps them going.

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Out and About: Part of the Amanda Ryan Story

| Feb 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

In her current series of articles Linda Jensen is telling you the stories of crossdressers (persons who crossdress, if you prefer) who have each handled the self-revelation issues of when, who, and how to tell in very different ways. Linda’s aim in revealing how these people “came out” is to show that there are different strategies and each can work for the individual. These methods may not work for you but could help you formulate a strategy. Today she talks with Amanda who is totally open about he crossdressing with her family, neighbors and even her dentist.

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To Tell or Not: Lucille’s Secret

| Jan 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

In her current series of articles Linda Jensen is telling you the stories of crossdressers (persons who crossdress, if you prefer) who have each handled the self-revelation issues of when, who, and how to tell in very different ways. Linda’s aim in revealing how these people “came out” is to show that there are different strategies and each can work for the individual. These methods may not work for you but could help you formulate a strategy. Today she talks with Lucille who has kept her dressing a total secret from her family.

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To Tell or Not to Tell: That is the Question

| Dec 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

In her next three articles Linda Jensen will be telling you the stories of three crossdressers (persons who crossdress, if you prefer) who have each handled the self-revelation issues of when, who, and how to tell in very different ways. Linda’s aim in revealing how these three people “came out” is to show that there are different strategies and each can work for the individual. These methods may not work for you but could help you formulate a strategy.

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To Be (Out) or Not To Be (Out)? That is the question.

| Nov 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

Linda embarks on a quest for advice she can give to crossdressers about “coming out” and letting others in their lives know about their dressing. Trans women, at some point, must let their employers, friends and families know that they are changing their gender presentation. Crossdressers can keep their secret and adopt their male persona for the majority of their social and work activities. While keeping your crossdressing secret can feel like you’re a spy and give you an adrenaline rush when you successfully return to your headquarters after a mission (shopping trip or visit to a trans-friendly watering hole) hiding a large part of yourself can cause problems. See how Linda’s friends have “come out.”

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Retro Rerun: I Remember the St. Charles

| Nov 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

Have you ever wondered how Linda Jensen got her CD name? Do you want to know how she discovered the crossdressing world and when that was? The answer to the last question was in the late ’60s. Linda wrote all about it, and some of the story is a bit risque, on TGForum back in 1998. We bring the article back now as a TGForum Retro Rerun. Step back in time and learn how Linda first made contact (intimate contact) with the drag community at a club in Toronto called the St. Charles.

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Linda’s Wonderful Week

| Oct 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Linda has a deal with her wife that allows her to take off for an entire week, go to some resort she finds interesting and spend the whole week en femme, 24 hours a day. She calls these times her “Wonderful Weeks.” After recently spending a week at a resort in Massachusetts’s famous Berkshire Mountains Linda looks back on the feeling of relaxed acceptance she experienced from the people encountered.

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GRS: More than a little penectomy, orchiectomy, and vaginoplasty

| Sep 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Canadians have the advantage of getting their healthcare taken care of by their government. There is no need for health insurance in Canada as each citizen has government paid healthcare. But, and you knew there just might be a “but,” trans people in Canada can get their GRS covered — and nothing more. The government plan does not pay for removal of testes, hormones, breast implants, trachea shaves or voice surgery. Linda Jensen tells the story of one woman, along with several comments from other trans women, and lays out the case for the health plan to cover more.

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The 45th Birthday Surprise

| Aug 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Last month Linda Jensen told us about a chance encounter she had at a music festival up in Canada. She met Crystal and Mary who turned out to be old friends from at least ten to fifteen years previously. Crystal and Linda are both crossdressers. While Linda is a crossdresser who keeps her male and female lives quite separate Crystal pretty freely changes between the two genders and her friends and family know all about her dressing. How that came to be is quite an interesting story.

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A Chance Encounter with an Old Friend

| Jul 25, 2016 | Comments (1)

Linda has a day on her own at a blues festival in Ottawa. While she’s checking her makeup in the hotel ladies’ room she ducks into a stall when she hears someone entering. It’s two women but one of them has a voice that’s not quite right. So Linda flushes the toilet to make it seem she was actually using the stall and steps out into the room. That’ when this month’s Linda Jensen adventure get’s interesting.

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Shaping My Body -– A Product Review

| Jun 27, 2016 | Comments (3)

Linda Jensen was called upon to test wear the Underworks Body Shaper, a garment which pulls in your waist and pads out your hips and butt. Committing to the test run Linda wore the garment steadily for two weeks (practically around the clock, she says) and today she files her report. As a woman who has used padded derriere garments for years what does Linda think of the Underworks Shaper? Read her product review to find out.

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Montreal Marathon — And a Bit More…

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

For some time now Linda has been writing about the adventures of other t-girls, their adventures and relationships. Linda herself enjoys living vicariously through their stories and she hopes you do, too. This time Linda recounts an erotic adventure of her own. It is from some time ago, so long ago in fact it happened in the last century. She wrote the story back then but she has tweaked it a bit for a modern audience. Linda goes to a marathon to compete but she ends up doing another form of exercise as well.

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Take My Husband, Please!

| May 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

For the past few editions of Linda Jensen’s column she has been telling the tale of a crossdresser who answers an email from the wife of one of her “admirers.” “Stan” has been found out by the wife and what begins as a just a quick communication in which the CD is told she can keep cheating Stan turns into a longer exchange. Things get complicated. Today Linda wraps up the tale of What Happens When a CD Get an Email From Her Admirer’s Wife?

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A T-Girl, An Admirer and His Wife: Is Three a Crowd?

| Apr 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Linda has been writing about an ‘eternal love triangle’ involving a ‘CD admirer’ named Stan, Stan’s wife Susan and a pretty young crossdresser named . . . Well, she wasn’t given a name and we weren’t told whether she was pretty or young. Linda’s first article ended by repeating an email titled ‘Final Message from Stan’s Wife’ where the wife reported finding evidence that rather than being remorseful about his dalliances her husband was planning further trysts for his upcoming business trip to New York. The second installment featured more communication between the CD and Stan’s wife. Today Linda goes into further detail.

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“Message from Stan’s Wife”: Part 2

| Mar 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Last month Linda wrote about an ‘eternal love triangle’ involving a ‘CD admirer’ named Stan, Stan’s wife Susan and a pretty young crossdresser named . . . Well, she wasn’t given a name and we weren’t told whether she was pretty or young. Come to think of it she could be you or she could be me if we were to be dating a married man. The last article ended by repeating an e-mail titled ‘Final Message from Stan’s Wife’ where the wife reported finding evidence that rather than being remorseful about his dalliances her husband was planning further trysts for his upcoming business trip to New York.

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“Message from Stan’s Wife”

| Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

They are called “chasers” or “admirers.” They are men who are attracted to trans women. While they may get married to cis women and have families they are always looking for love on the down low with a trans woman. But when they’re not discreet about it their secret can get out. An e-mail to a friend of Linda’s gets her friend into a prolonged conversation with the wife of one of her ‘admirer’ friends. Does the phrase ‘eternal triangle’ come to mind?

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