This is the email I received from John:
Growing Comfortable in Your Speaking Voice:
A Workshop for Transgender Individuals
- changing accents,
- addressing vocal health issues,
- increasing range,
- improving clarity of speech, and
- erasing vocal fry
The DC Trans Ladies Meetup celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Bethesda last weekend. We had a mix of new and returning women and started off with a hosted happy hour in my hotel suite to welcome our new girls. Then we ate dinner at the hotel restaurant followed our signature soiree with music, talking, and even some dancing. Giselle brought in a sound system and treated us to Irish tunes, classic rock, and dance music. Meanwhile, I took photos of the soiree focusing on individual pics and encouraging self-expression. Late night, some of the women kept the party going at the nearby Harp and Fiddle til closing time at 3 a.m.
If you are a crossdresser, transgender woman, or a cis-woman ally, we would love to have you join our Meetup group and attend our upcoming events.
Enjoy the pics of our event!
Photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Makeup for Julie and Christina Napoli by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Desi came to her makeover and photo shoot ready for some serious fun with posing and a simple prop: sunglasses. What would be your dream look for a photo shoot with me?
MUA & Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Book your total makeover and photo shoot with Beth today. Check out my makeover menu for pricing and availability.
Question: Beth, I’ve done several makeovers with you and absolutely love them. I feel beautiful and myself when I’m dressed and when I see my photos. But I’ve been nervous about really unleashing my feminine side and letting her go nuts. I’m sometimes afraid she’ll take over, and I don’t know how to feel about that. How do I know if this is just a part-time thing for me or if I should go full-time? How do I know whether I’m transgender? How do I figure out what to do with what I discover?
(Question adapted from conversations with many of my friends and clients over the past five years.)
Answer: Dear Conflicted, It sounds like you’ve got a lot to think about and process about who you are and where you want to go. A talented LGBTQ-friendly therapist can help you explore your gender identity and all the related feelings and decisions.
I have several therapists listed on my website under my links including Falls Church Counseling (John Thomas), Shawn Rubin, Laurice Counseling Services (Shervon Laurice), and Jacqueline Lubovich. I’ve met each of these therapists, and they each have shown their long-term dedication to the LGBTQ community including people exploring their gender identity.
You may also benefit by discussing your feelings with peers in a support group setting. Several transgender support groups meet regularly in the DC area including MAGIC in Falls Church and Second Friday in Fairfax at MCC NOVA.
Best of luck on journey, and let me know how I can help!
Giselle and I would LOVE for you to join us for a cocktail party, film screening, discussion, and fundraiser for our filmmakers and dear friends, Jane Pittman and Sarah Park. Over the past three years, Jane and Sarah have documented how Giselle and I have evolved — “been transformed,” so to speak — and grown together. The result, entitled “The Makeover,” is all but complete and ready for the upcoming film festival circuit. After the screening, Jane, Sarah, Giselle, and I will talk about the making of the film. Of course, we will provide plenty of delicious wine and some finger foods since this is a cocktail party after all. 🙂
We’re very proud of the film, not just because it captures our experience but because we think our love may resonate with many across our community, including our families and friends. We look forward to sharing our story with you, and hope you’ll help Jane and Sarah put the finishing touches on a wonderful documentary.
Event link on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/DC-TransLadies-Community/events/246851242/
Event link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/154018035254035/
When & Where: Saturday, January 27 from 6-11 p.m. at my studio in Cabin John, MD inside the I-495 beltway near Washington, DC
RSVP at either event link or by email at email@example.com
“The Makeover” is a distinctly traditional love story set in a decidedly non-traditional milieu of BDSM and shifting gender. Tom is an aging conservative policy wonk, in private known as Giselle. He meets Elizabeth Taylor, once a nuclear power instructor with the US Navy but now a photographer and make-up artist who sees hundreds of trans clients per year. Together this unlikely couple transform one another into what they most want to be.
Jane and Sarah will be accepting cash donations, checks (perfect if you’d like a tax-deductible gift to charity), and GoFundMe for credit cards. They will use the funds to complete the film music scoring, final editing, and film marketing and distribution. Donate Anytime at GoFundMe
We love our lives! To being fabulous, everyone!
Elizabeth Taylor & Giselle Frances Donnelly
Photographer Will Haubert and I share a love of the glamour and sensuality of Old Hollywood. We created these images together in my Alexandria makeover and photography studio. Enjoy!
Book your makeover and photo shoot with me at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com
Photographer: Will Haubert
Model & MUA: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Location: Beth’s Alexandria photo studio
Desi came to me for a Total Makeover & Photoshoot with her outfits picked out, poses studied, and ready to model! Here she is as the “Girl Next Door.” Stay tuned for more images of Desi!
Photographer & MUA: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Book your total makeover, photoshoot, makeup makeover, makeup lesson, and more with me at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com
Beth & Kim’s Holiday Cocktail Party is coming!
Elizabeth Taylor & Kimberly Moore cordially invite you to join us in a holiday cocktail party, Friday, Dec. 2, with some bonus fun–shopping, makeup, and selfies! Bring wine and/or snacks to share (bonus points for healthy snacks!). Try out the new Younique Splash Matte liquid lipsticks and Sugar Scrub + Shea Butter lip Exfoliator to make those lips pop.
Participate in an optional interactive workshop on how to take your best selfie using your cell phone. I will cover lighting and light sources, camera positioning, body positioning and posing, and composition. Then take selfies with your Splash lipstick looks. 🙂
Shop from my Black Friday sale with specials on all in-stock products! Let’s have some fun, ladies, and show off our holiday attire!
If you would like to change here, you can arrive as early as 6:30 pm by prior arrangement. Party is from 7:30 pm to 11:30 p.m.
To being fabulous!
Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in total makeovers, makeup artistry, and photography for transgender women.
RSVP at the DC Trans Ladies Meetup event: