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Name Change Day

September 14th, 2012


After having filed her paperwork and heaps of waiting — among other steps — Ashley’s court date for her name change finally arrived. Ashley goes over the happenings that day and how things played out, including her game plan for getting out of bed by 5:30 a.m.

Ashley and Jay chat about some of the documents Ashley has to get updated, some of which Ashley has already tackled, others of which she’s leaving until her gender marker has been updated too. Oh, yeah — in Texas, it’s a complete nuisance to get one’s gender marker changed, but Ashley is giving it a shot. Ashley has been in talks with a lawyer to help with that and she’s keeping her fingers crossed that their fees won’t cost her an arm and a leg.

Jay asks if Ashley had any celebrations to commemorate the event and Ashley mentions that she had invited over several of her closest friends the evening of the court date for some drinks and yummy cake. From there, Jay lobs a noshy pun that Ashley mistakes for everyday banter and that trails along for a moment or two, but they get things sorted out.

In lieu of eyeshadow primer, Ashley offers that you can use foundation in a pinch. She offers the caveat that it’s not nearly as good as actual eyeshadow primer, but that it’s still a step up from no eyeshadow primer at all. Ashley then talks with Jay about how you can use liquid eyeliner — in this case, an inexpensive liquid liner from Milani, a drugstore brand — to somewhat darken the shade of one’s lashes to create a stronger contrast around one’s eyes. And, hey, we didn’t talk about nail polish on the show, although who knows if the postscript below disqualifies that.

(Ashley’s polish in this episode is Make Waves from Piggy Polish. We aren’t being paid to say this — just thought maybe you’d like to know.)


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  1. Andrea #
    September 22, 2012

    Yay! Miss Gender mentioned me! :-)

    I must say that even knowing the pun was coming, I still completely missed it until Jay explained it. Of course, given my somewhat infamous spaciness this may be of no consolation to you.

    • September 23, 2012

      Oh, I don’t think spaciness is necessarily a factor here—I think that pun was kind of out of left field and I’m not sure how many other people would have caught onto it either. :)

  2. kim #
    November 2, 2012

    Congratulations on your name change :)

  3. Erin #
    November 25, 2012

    Swear I am not actively looking for jobs for you, though this is the second time I’m winging one your way! Looks like a cisgendered person is looking for a transgendered person to help co-found a company. Specifically seeking a UI/UX designer. Probably wouldn’t pay much, if at all, but might be something you’d be interested in spending some spare time on.

    Also, we need more Jay and Ashley videos! You have fans out there, you know.

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