We are starting a Crossdreamer group within Second Life, and it's called Crossdream SL
Second Life has been an incredibly powerful and transformative experience for us, so we want to share it with our fellow crossdreamers. A small group of us have already met and are becoming good friends in world. It has been incredible to finally find people who understand us, and to have friends to shop with, dance with and share makeup tips with in the virtual world. SL allows us to overcome the gender obstacles separating us from our dreams and the geographic realities separating us from each other.
We have been searching for a venue similar to Crossdream Life, and have not found it. We have found groups that are very active, and others that have long since lost their leadership or their motivation. None are tailored to the needs of the crossdreamer. Sadly, the divisions amongst the TS/TG communities in RL also manifest themselves in Second Life. It is also true that many cross gender avatars do not spring from any autogynephilic or autoandrophilic tendency, but arise due to simple curiosity, shock value, or to exploit some real or perceived advantage of the other gender. Additionally, the experience of gender differs greatly for those of us who immerse ourselves in the virtual world and treat it as our chosen native land and sanctuary, as opposed to those who come to it as simply 3D chat, or those who insist on mirroring real life in the virtual world.
For these reasons, we have decided that there is a place for a crossdreamer group within SL to serve as a meeting place to find friends and kindred spirits. To ensure that this community is tolerant, engaging and aligned with our core focus, we will offer membership by invitation only. We are searching for new members at crossdreamer forums to find those who are already curious and serious about crossdreaming, so as to keep the goals of the group aligned with the concerns and desires of our community. Also, the invitational character of the group will help protect the cherished privacy and anonymity of our members. The group will serve to connect crossdreamers to each other in SL, so we can provide help and support to each other, both for crossdreamer issues as well as SL issues.
We hope that this will be an intimate group, which is one of the great advantages that interaction through SL provides. In SL, you not only engage a person's mind through their words, but also their personality through their fashion, presentation and pleasures. We hope that all who have already found solace in SL will join us, and those who are curious will take advantage of our offer of friendship to come and explore with us. We will make our virtual world better by making your acquaintance. Entry to the Crossdream SL group
Crossdream SL is an invitation only group.
To find us, you can send a private message to Sienna Blau
at the Crossdream Life forum
, and I will tell you how best to contact one of us for an invitation.
If you are already an active resident, You can also send an instant message to Sienna Blau
) in Second Life. I will respond with a group invitation.
If you are not yet a resident, but would like to join us to explore in world, drop me (Sienna) a PM at CDL and let me know what times are good for your exploration. If I can't join you at a good time, I will ask one of the other members, who will be happy to be your hostess.
P.S. Currently, Crossdream SL is not searchable - I want this to be a group where we feel comfortable with each other, even if we are trying to pass as fully female in world. That obligates us to use utmost discretion. I want everyone to feel safe here, even if it makes us harder to find (good ol' security through obscurity!)
Anyhow - if you know someone who would be interested to join, either in world or out of world - send them our way. Best place to start is at the Crossdream Life Forum, under the topic Crossdreaming Around the Web.
I'M SOO EXCITED!! Can't wait to meet ya!