Ep 23 Tri-Ess Minnesota

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Interview with Karen Peterson of Tri-Ess Minnesota

Episode Summary

  • 1: 42  Lingerie saved my life
  • 7:36   Intro/Interview with Karen Peterson Tri-Ess Minnesota
  • 55:03 Become a Trans podcaster
  • 57:55 Violent Pastels music

This episode was important to me, because for the longest time, before I understood terms, I thought I was a crossdresser.  It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized I was transgender.  I feel there are some misconceptions about the crossdressing community, where they fit into the trans spectrum, or even if they fit at all.

Spoiler alert, most do, but it shouldn’t matter anyway.

Tri-Ess is a national organization that focuses on the well being and providing a community for dual gender crossdressers.  You can find Tri-Ess Minnesota is the chapter local to me, with monthly meetings, and monthly outings where they offer members a chance to go out to dinner dressed, and in a supportive group atmosphere.  Tri-Ess isn’t for everyone, but that isn’t a bad thing, they are focused, and do a fantastic job on their target group.

If, after listening to this interview, you feel a Tri-Ess chapter might be a good fit for you, I encourage you to check them out.

The national chapter website is http://www.tri-ess.org/

The Minnesota chapter website is http://www.triessmn.

Tri-Ess Minnesota voicemail: 612-870-8536

email Tri-Ess Minnesota tem@triessmn.com

One Voice Minnesota: http://ovmc.org/com/

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Last but not least

Did you know that 6 of the 7 dwarves in Snow White were insominacs?  Yep, only one of them was ever Sleepy!

Thanks Angela for that joke, you apparently know my sense of humor!



  1. Heather Carrlson on November 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    This is Heather from Triess and enjoyed Karen’s interview and also the chance of meeting you last night. Thanks for cooking the turkey 🙂 . I enjoyed our visit and interested in keeping up on what’s happening in our community locally and national.. Keep in touch and take care Heather

  2. Maddy Love on November 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Heather thank you for the kind words. It was wonderful meeting you, and thank you for taking the time to chat with me 🙂 I hope to see all of you girls again, especially since you’re so close to me!

    I had a great time, it was a wonderful dinner all around.


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