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We have the conversation

My daughter and I spoke on the phone last night and I brought up my lifestyle and how I crossdress on a daily basis. She was basically fine with it all as I expected.

The only thing she mentioned was that it might take a little bit to get used to seeing me dressed. In answer to that I reinforced the point that I would never push this side of myself on her and she need never see me. However with her staying with me two nights a week, the chances of her not are somewhat slim.

But then she said something that impressed me. She told me that it would be insulting to me not to have that part of myself respected. She found it to be a strong and valid part of who I am and she was going to support it.

My daughter is part of that generation for whom these issues are far less important and traumatic. Two of her close friends already identify as gender non-conforming and they have no trouble expressing that openly.

As it turns out, I needn’t have been the least bit concerned about how our conversation might go.

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