My oh my! I have been doing this every single day for five years. I have met so many wonderful people, both virtually or in the flesh and mourn the loss of friends that have disappeared or drifted away. Such is the way of the world we live in, I suppose.
Allow me to thank our current band of contributors: our Sunday, Sun-Dee; Gwen and her inspiration; Lisa P. who offers such introspection; Amanda, who never ceases to provide a different angle on things; Nora, Alexandra and Cristy, my beloved real world friends and frequent dinner companions; Sherry, my BFF and infrequent contributor here; Cassidy, the roots of Kandi’s Land and our resident author; Jocelyn, one of the most good hearted people on Earth; Tina, whose ability to get out may be challenged, but when she does it pleases me to no end; Teresa, always sharing wonderful real world experiences; and last, but certainly not least, Rach, whom I feel a tremendous connection, even though we may never meet in the real world.
So ladies…what can we do here to make this even better?
I am in the process of building, along with a few great friends, something that I don’t believe exists. Let’s first understand the lack of community in the spectrum called LGBTQIA+.
I want to build a community. I want to gather people that support each other. I want to be a place that should exist in our world; where we love, support, share and enjoy who we are. In that little “T” you see in the label slapped upon us, there are many more fragments. There are the transgendered, those brave enough to transition, those willing at all costs to become the woman they are. There are the crossdressers, as we have explored in great detail, spectacularly so as our friends Cristy and Alex have done here and elsewhere. And there are those like myself, those that in their hearts are woman, but due to circumstance, due to commitments, due to any number of things, cannot make that amazing commitment, but do whatever they can to be the women they were meant to be.
In that latter category are ladies that go out all the time (me), ladies that do so within circumstantial boundaries (Sherry, for example), those that do so stealthily; those that do so at great risk and those that do so through places like this, where they can express what is in their hearts.
So as we move into year six, look for so many new things. Please give me the benefit of the doubt that I live to be of service to my sisters. I hope that I have earned your trust.
We are building a multi-platform site that will allow us to commune, both virtually and in the flesh. We are investing in Kandi’s Land Live! roadshows and experiences where we will actually gather and help the gal who has never gotten out, help the gal who needs some fashion help, help the gal who needs some makeup tips, help the gal who is struggling to know she is not alone, that there is nothing wrong with her. Help that gal meet others like her, in an environment where we do nothing but love and support. Oh yeah, and have a little girl fun!
It’s coming! Look for it! Join us! Support us! Spread the word, we are women, we are valuable human beings and in many, many ways, we have been given a very special gift. The ability to persevere and find a way in a world that has become increasingly difficult to navigate, to be ourselves!
My purpose as I roam the Earth and until I am taken from it, is to make things different and even better than they are. That is my pledge to you ladies!
We’ve also added a third outfit to the Arizona photoshoot!