Pink Essence has been such a wonderful site. I've met new friends on line and hope to meet some in person. I'm greatful this site is here as I deal with this side of me. I have noticed there is something lurking beneath the surface. There seems to be a divide between girls who are transitioning and those, like me who are cross dressers. I think compassion and understanding, no matter who you are, is what makes this community strong. It's the lack of compassion and understanding that keeps a girl like me in the closet. Not so much from this community but from the rest of society. I love feeling feminine, and wearing skirts and dresses, but I'm not sure this qualifies me as transgender. If it doesn't, that's ok, but it won't change the way I feel, or my compassion for anybody in this community. As I contemplate what steps to take next in my journey I like to think there is support from all sides of this community. So whether I'm wearing a dress, or just wearing something feminine underneath my male attire, I just want to be accepted for who I am.