2022 was an interesting year. I did some amazing things, has some great opportunities, dealt with life’s frustrations. Here we go!
I walked two fashion shows during the winter New York Fashion Week.
Played two roles in the upcoming Troubadour Film’s “Calendar” including a key, but brief appearance at the very start of the movie. Check out the opening scene where yours truly has a prominent background role as a bartender (bit of a stretch for me, I know)!
Attended an amazing Keystone 2022.
Got my first actual job as a woman, seasonal staff for The Cleveland International Film Festival.
I ran the Boston Marathon, poorly but I did qualify and I did finish! Both significant accomplishments.
Filmed a background role in the upcoming Peacock production of “Shooting Stars”, the movie adaptation of Buzz Bissinger’s (Friday Light Nights) book on LeBron James’ high school basketball career.
Shot my first music video.
Had three photos published and wrote an article for a local wedding magazine.
A photo of me and three other ladies ran on a Times Square Billboard.
Inadvertently came out to two different friends (I accidentally did so, but could not have picked two better friends to come out to).
I was able to see myself on the big screen in three different movies; “Trapped”, “Grace & Mercy” and the big budget Netflix “White Noise”.
My “An Open Letter to Our Wives” made a difference in one ladies’ life (this may be my greatest accomplishment).
Spent time with two wonderful ladies in separate trips to visit me.
Shot another movie, directed by Ethan Coen, one of the famous Coen Brothers.
Had another wonderful trip to the Lake Erie Gala.
Miss December 2022.
I have now told my entire immediate family about my better half.
I was blessed to walk two bridal shows and am now a house model for Darlafoxx, a fabulous formal wear boutique.
Shared the big screen in conversation with Tom Hanks.
Got out, as best as I can tell, 133 times in 2022.
I got published, a lot! All of these happened in 2022.
Check out our latest big screen adventure!
I have written my first stand-up bit, working with my mentor, an actual working comedienne! Now, do I deliver it…..
Finally, my partners and I have begun to build a real community, one that sadly does not exist, for all of those ladies who are either crossdressers or are “transitioning in place”. Outside of my marriage and our children, Confident U will be one of my greatest accomplishments, both the end product and the collaboration with some wonderful human beings.
This place continues to grow organically. I believe once I get someone to visit, I can keep them interested, with our friends, with my adventures, with thoughtful posts by many, with the amazingly dependable Sun-Dee, with Gwen’s weekly pep talk, with the ability for maybe only a few moments, to be ourselves.
Despite all of this, we learned what a hateful platform Facebook has become. Not for what it did to me, but for what it has been doing to so many like us for years. I am sorry I only learned of this recently.