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Queen for the Day: a triggering event?

Last weekend a dear friend shared with me a quirky reference to “Queen for the Day.” It got me thinking about my transition.  For those unfamiliar with the reference, “Queen for the Day”  was a game show in the late 50s and early 60s. Contestants, all women, would compete for the “highest applause meter” rating by sharing the details of financial and emotional hard times.  The winner would get a “wish list” item like a swanky new Maytag washer.    No Oprah with a ready arm to comfort the participant – just a beautiful new Maytag circa 1950’s.  At first, I found this Queenie reference sad but… Continue reading