Category: Product Review

Review: “Tranny” by Laura Jane Grace

| Dec 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our Page Pundit Sophie Lynne takes a look back at a book that was published a little over a year ago but has made a lasting impression on her. It’s Laura Jane Grace’s book “Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.” Sophie discusses the many levels the book hit her on and why anyone who was put off by the title’s first word should put aside their feelings about that and read Grace’s story which combines pain and joy from which she emerges triumphant.

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Review: Trans Bodies Trans Selves

| Nov 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today Sophie Lynne, our Page Pundit, takes a look at 2014’s “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.” The book is meant to be a handbook and reference for trans people and features different chapter written by people who have various identities within the trans community.

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Review: The Murder Room

| Oct 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sophie Lynne is our Book Pundit. Her beat is to review books with transgender themes, trans characters, or books written by trans authors. Today she tackles a book titled The Murder Room. It came out in 2010 and is a murder mystery of the True Crime genre. Some of the characters featured are trans women and that’s why Sophie is reviewing it today.

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Review: Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

| Sep 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our Page Pundit Sophie Lynne takes a look at the latest book from trans advocate, activist, writer and editor Janet Mock. It’s title is Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me. Does Sophie feel the book teaches readers anything? She praises Janet Mock’s contributions to the continuing fight for trans rights, but as for the book. . . ? Read her review and see.

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Book review: The Suicidal Mind

| Aug 28, 2017 | Comments (2)

Today our Page Pundit reviews a book that resonates with her personally. It ‘s The Suicidal Mind by Edwin S. Shneidman, a look into the psyche of people who seek relief from a life that they torments them. Sophie decided to review the book since the torment of too many people within the trans community turn to suicide when they can’t live as their true selves. The book, and the review, dip into what Sophie calls “the Darkness” and the author has named the “pyschache.” If you have wondered how it could be possible to take your own life you can gain some insight into that in both this review and the book itself.

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Review: “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom”

| Jul 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

You’re In the Wrong Bathroom” and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and Gender-Non Conforming People by Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R. This month’s book is a bit more general than the last few. Written in easy to understand language (but maybe too difficult for a Republican congressman,) this book discusses […]

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Page Pundit Review: If I was Your Girl

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sophie Lynne puts on her Page Pundit hat and reviews the Young Adult novel If I Was Your Girl by trans writer Meredith Russo. The book has won a ton of major awards, including Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, Best Books of the Year, ALA Stonewall Book Award – Winner, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year. See what Sophie thinks of it and its value to cisgender and trans people in today’s Page Pundit Post.

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Book Review: Founding Mothers, The Women Who Raised Our Nation

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gina Vizavi reviews Cokie Roberts’ 2004 book, “Founding Mothers The Women Who Raised Our Nation.” The book is a compilation of personal letters between people from the earliest years of our nation. The letters tell the story of women who were considered the property of their husbands and were excluded from participation in higher learning, or government. Roberts ties the letters together with clarifications, context and often times humor. The book opens a window on what it was like to be a woman in those days.

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The Page Pundit: Long Black Veil

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today the Page Pundit, our Sophie Lynne, reviews the latest book, and the first work of fiction in 20 years, from Jennifer Finney Boylin. It’s called Long Black Veil. Six college pals sneak into the shuttered Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Somehow they are locked in. When the door opens on five of the pals come out of the historic prison. One is missing. Thirty years later a body is found in the prison. Yes, it’s a mystery and Sophie gives you a spoiler free review.

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Trans books that changed my life: The Basics

| Apr 10, 2017 | Comments (1)

Today Sophie Lynne takes on a new role at TGForum. After featuring her personal story blog for several years we’ve talked her in to taking on a new role as our book reviewer and commentator. She is now the Page Pundit. Today she discusses several books that helped to change her life.

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Review: Through the Wormhole: Are There More Than Two Sexes?

| Jan 2, 2017 | Comments (2)

I have always respected Morgan Freeman both as an actor and as a show maker. His Through the Wormhole Series has always been a source of accurate science and entertainment. I have even enjoyed parts of his series exploring God. From astronomy to human and animal behavior, his shows have generally hit the mark. But […]

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Hair Today — Epilators: A Review

| Sep 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

In her ongoing battle with body hair Emyli Evyrling obtained a device that some liken to a medieval torture machine — an epilator. The epilator has spinning discs or springs that grab leg hair (or other body hair) and swiftly jerk it out of your skin. Longer lasting smoothness is one benefit of the epilator method of hair removal but is it worth the pain? Emyli tells us today about her new Phillips epilator and how it gets the job done.

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Shave Those Legs

| Aug 15, 2016 | Comments (6)

Are you a fall, winter and spring crossdresser? Do you quit for the summer since you are expected to wear dude shorts when in male mode, and covering your hairy legs with several pair of hose, as you do the rest of the year is just too uncomfortable in the heat and humidity? We suggest you don’t try to hide those lovely legs in the summer. Just give them a shave and show them off in a short flouncy skirt or a pair of short shorts. But. . . what will people think? Who cares? Shave those legs, girlfriend!

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Book Review: “Cross Gender Fun For All” by Dr. Veronica Vera

| Jul 25, 2016 | Comments (1)

Jan Brown does a short review of a new book by Dr. Veronica Vera (headmistress at Veronica Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls) titled “Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun for All.”

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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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Philadelphia Trans Health Conference 2016

| Jun 13, 2016 | Comments (0)

Last was the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference 2016 and TGF contributor Jan Brown attended two of the three days of the event. Today she has a report on the conference with her observations and opinions.

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Review: The Selene Vagina Gaff

| May 9, 2016 | Comments (1)

We review the Selene Smoothing Gaff. The Selene is a thong with a see-through pubic area that reveals realistic labia. The illusion is excellent and the gaff is comfortable for extended wear on a night out, a long lingerie photo session or other activities. Is the Selene Smoothing Gaff right for your femme lifestyle? Read our review and decide.

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Review: Dixie’s Tupperware Party

| Mar 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

TGF Contributor Jan Brown went to the theater and she learned a lot about Tupperware. Tupperware in the theater? Of course, darlings. It’s a one woman show that not only entertains but allows you to purchase practical storage solutions for all your wheat germ, whole grains, gluten free kale and other kitchen haunting substances. Dixie Longate is the woman (drag queen) who tells you all about Tupperware in her one woman show “Dixie’s Tupperware Party.” Learn what Jan thought of the performance.

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Review: The Transgender Archive Online

| Mar 21, 2016 | Comments (2)

Angela Gardner takes a visit to the online Transgender Archive hosted by the University of Victoria. This Vancouver based university has solicited contributions of trans related documents, publications, ephemera, and photographs over the past several years. Just recently they announced that the Archive is online. Angela checks it out and finds the negatives and positives in this review.

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The Occasional Woman: Makeup!

| Feb 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

Lorraine Anderson, the seamstress behind The Occasional Woman custom clothing business, wrote last month about something she is not an expert on. She took on the subject of makeup. — something she normally wears very little of. But, at the prodding of friends and family, she decided to write about makeup both before and after a professional makeover. Today, after she visited the Urban Decay makeup counter and had the makeover, she talks about the experience and which products were used to update her look.

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Perpetual Change

| Jul 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Perpetual Change brings you an interview with the producer of “Rev. Yolanda The Old Time Gospel Hour, The Movie” and also does a review of that movie. Then Pamela DeGroff delves into some new music with two mini reviews — the latest from The Bird and The Bee and Ryn Weaver.

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Can You Have Pain Free Pouty Lips?

| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

Devices, creams, lotions, and techniques are advertised all the time that promise to give you perfect this or that — whatever the current fad happens to be. Most of them don’t do anything to improve your beauty and some actually damage your skin. Today we look at a product that purports to give you pain free, injection free plumped up and pouty lips. Read, watch the video and decide if CandyLipz is something you’d like to try.

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| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tasi Zuriack reviews a book by Amy Bloom titled “Normal.” The subtitle is: “Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” It was published in 2003 and offers an outsider’s perspective on the diversity of the trans community. Read her review and get Tasi’s take on “Normal.”

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Tracheal Reduction — Another Step

| Mar 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Christine Zee felt that her neck needed to be smoothed and the trachea bump had to go. She investigated the options for a tracheal shave and picked a surgeon she trusted. What is it like to commit to having your neck opened and your trachea reduced? How is the recovery process? Is Christine happy that she elected to have her trachea shaved? Read Tracheal Reduction — Another Step and learn the answers.

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Be Your Own Shoe Designer?

| Nov 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

We have to thank TGF reader Jan Brown for letting us know about a shoe website that allows you to design your own shoes. That in itself is wild enough but add to that that they do sizes up to 15 and you have a can’t lose shoe buying experience. The company is located in […]

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Gender Research Group on Facebook

| Sep 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

There is a group on Facebook that is dedicated to keeping its members informed of the latest research going on in neurology, endocrinology and nutrition that may impact trans people. The group is called “Gender Research for All Genders” and it was founded by Rachel Francon. Ms. Francon has a medical research background and has studied psychology and neurology. Lenr more about the group’s goals and how you can participate.

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