▶ Femme name: Veronica Mendes
▶ Location: San Diego, CA
▶ How long you have been crossdressing: Almost 43 years
▶ Say something about your crossdressing experience: My journey has been one of education, self-discovery and learning to accept and embrace both sides of myself as one beautiful being.
Most of my journey has been one of admiration and attempted emulation of my idols and trying to establish my own identity in this community, I cannot express fully the feeling of humility and honor that I’ve had in recent years when others compliment me as a source of inspiration for them. It’s almost like a rite of passage where I can now learn to be the one to offer advice, strength and motivation to others who are at the various stages I’ve already traversed.
▶ Reason you crossdress: I started around the age of about 7 with my mom’s shoes and pantyhose. Ironically, I both blame and secretly thank my mom for Veronica’s existence. She wanted a girl and even dressed me in feminine clothing as a young child. She let my hair grow out; which was pretty normal in the 1970’s. She has no clue how that imprinted on my psyche and eventually led to what has manifested as Veronica today.
▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veronica_mendes_2013/