Category: Product Review

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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Movie Review: Lady Valor

| Sep 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

I was fortunate to get a seat at a private screening of an upcoming CNN movie called Lady Valor.  It’s the story of Kristin Beck who was a 20 yr. Navy SEAL/veteran and is now a transgender champion for lots of different things.  The screening was held in the Time Warner Building on 58th St. […]

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The Breast Form Store — It’s So Much More

| Aug 18, 2014 | Comments (1)

Our Canadian correspondent, Linda Jensen, takes a trip to the place where all the breastforms come from. On a visit to Vancouver she drops in at The Breast Form Store and learns that it’s a lot more than a place where you can buy a nice looking chest. They carry everything that the discerning crossdresser needs to put herself together. From breasts, to hips, to makeup, wigs and more, The Breast Form Store has it all. Including a $1300 item called “Gurl Shorts” that gives you a feminine lower torso.

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Fantasia Fair Memories!

| Jul 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s July already and that means that the longest running, longest duration transgender event is rapidly approaching. It’s Fantasia Fair on Cape Cod and while it doesn’t happen till mid October you know you have to plan ahead, picking out every outfit for each day’s many activities. And then you’ll need to buy more suitcases. Read a review of last year’s event and think ahead to October on Cape Cod.

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A First Look at Sheila Jeffreys’ Gender Hurts

| Jun 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dallas Denny has allowed us to republish a piece she posted on her Chrysalis website. While she has not read the book she has skimmed it and found evidence that “Gender Hurts” is not an actual scholarly work on transgender issues but instead a book with an anti-trans agenda. It is very similar, but better written, to another work published over 30 years ago that claimed transsexuals were a plot to replace biological women.

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