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Team Member Spotlight: Gender Defying Fashion

By Eric Washington

I began to dress like a woman when I saw a man wearing a dress at Halloween. I like to wear a dress, because it makes me feel pretty and it attracts so much attention. Most people that I see when I’m out in my dress seem to accept me, and I have never had anyone be rude or mean to me. I have a condition called Gender Identity Disorder, which means that although I was born a boy, my body and mind tell me that I am a girl. Sometimes I am embarrassed and nervous when I am around people that don’t know me, because I am afraid that they won’t understand and accept me. When I first wore my dress to ‘Circles’, I was very happy that everyone at work accepted the way that I looked, and I felt more confident with the way I look and feel!

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