I'll be honest: sometimes, I need to see proof that others are being successful in transition. I need to see people happy, talking about their lives in their chosen gender, sharing stories. (Yes, I focus on the trans female spectrum, but hey. My form of entertainment is my own.) Frankly, while blogs by trans folk just sharing what they like are pretty awesome, nothing beats a great YouTube account to make the day a little brighter. Here are a few accounts I follow that have good humor, a lighthearted attitude, and some great quotables:
She's hit or miss for me, but her stand-up is pretty awesome. This routine was featured in the Tranny Roadshow that toured the country a few weeks ago. The gorilla suit joke kept me giggling all day, and as the jokes unfolded I found myself saying "right on!" over and over again.
I love this girl. I mean, I really, really love this girl. She's one of the first things I share with my friends on youtube: not because she's trans, but because her rants are simply hilarious. My roommate and I quote this bathroom rant to each other when we walk out of nasty women's restrooms, and it never, ever gets old.
(Warning: sex talk, surgery talk, and... um... really classy vibrators)
She's a freelancer, which is cool enough. But she's also a derby girl in training, and has taken the time to document her post-GRS experiences, which send the cool factor through the roof. I just love the optimism that's in her videos, and the childish wonder that twinkles in her voice while she talks about her life. For her, it seems that transition is Just Another Thing, and she approaches the subject with a light heart. Her account is also pretty darn classy, in that sex- and trans-positive way.
Share your favorite trans-positive blogs and accounts in the comments. I'm fully aware that my selection isn't that diverse and would love to have some new places to find pick-me-ups.