Dr. Loren Schechter, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE is sending a BIG SHOUT OUT THANK YOU to Dr. Loren Schechter, M.D., for his support of First Event! Thank you for making First Event possible! Please send Dr. Schechter a thank you by visiting his site Dr. Loren Schechter.

Dr. Loren Schechter at First Event Transgender Conference

Dr. Samuel Pang, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE is sending a BIG HAPPY THANK YOU to Dr. Samuel Pang, M.D., for his support of First Event! Thank you for making First Event possible! Please send Dr. Pang a thank you by visiting his site Dr. Samuel Pang IVF New England

Dr. Samuel Pang at First Event Transgender Conference

Dr. Jordan Deschamps-Braly, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Jordan Deschamps-Braly MD, Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery for his support of FIrst Event! Thank you for making First Event possible! Please send Dr. Deschamps-Braly a thank you by visiting his site http://deschamps-braly.com/

Dr. Deschamps-Braly at First Event Transgender Conference

Weiss Hospital Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

weiss memorial  hospital at first event transgender conferenceFirst Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG SHOUT OUT OF THANKS to Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL for their first time support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit them at this link to say “THANKS”   Weiss Memorial Hospital.

First Event attendees may be surprised to learn that Weiss Memorial Hospital has a Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery offering a wide range of services to the community.  Learn more here by clicking to Weiss Memorial Hospital Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery.

First Event Hits A Milestone! 700+ Attendees!

largest transgender conference in the usaAs we enter the week of First Event we have 700 people coming!  This looks like we’ll have the largest First Event ever once we get a final count from all the walk ins.  And speaking of walkins we still have plenty of room for any of you who are going to register at First Event the week of the conference.

So join us! Come learn, laugh and connect with others … You’ll see for sure you are not alone!

Even though we are totally excited to have so many attendees there’s one thing we keep in mind…First Event is made up of alot of people not just numbers. It’s about people …. like you …. one by one, who make First Event the important and fun part of the transgender community that it is.   Visit the First Event web site today!  See you all this week!   Email us with questions at info@firstevent.org or join our facebook page or facebook group.

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Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Marci Bowers for her continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit her at this link to say “THANK YOU”   Dr. Marci Bowers.

Dr. Marci Bowers at First Event Transgender Conference

Spouse Sanctuary at First Event

spouse support for transgender couples at first event transgender conferenceSpouse Sanctuary is a new program for spouses and partners this year – it will be in Thoreau on the mezzanine, open from 10-4 Thursday through Saturday. This is for non-trans partners who need a place to get away for a bit, regroup, or think things through. We will have other partners there part of the time if you need an ear, a hug, or just someone to listen.

We’ll also be doing a Brown Bag lunch for partners in the sanctuary on Friday. Please see the First Event Schedule for all details and ask any of the team working at the event for how to reach it. http://www.firstevet.org

CelticCare Health Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG SHOUT OUT OF THANKS to CelticCare Health for their continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit him at this link to say “THANKS”   CelticCare Health.

Celtic Care Health Plan at First Event Transgender Conference

Dr. Toby Meltzer, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a GREAT BIG THANK YOU out to Dr. Toby Meltzer, M.D.,  for his continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit him at this link to say “THANKS”   Toby R. Meltzer, MD, PC, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Toby Meltzer at first event transgender conference

10 Tips for Safe and Easy Wig Travel

I'm Hot Studios at First Event Transgender Conference 2016It’s the final hour before you leave the house for First Event 2016

You’re juggling a dual game of “Beat the Clock” and “Check Off the Pack List.”

While staring at your stuffed suitcase, you ask yourself, ‘Is there anything else I have to bring?’

Enter. . .the jolt of memory jog.

‘Wait, wait. . .the hair! I can’t forget the hair!’

No, you cannot forget the hair. A complete look includes a dazzling ‘do!

So how do you bundle your cherished “girls” while keeping them intact, protected and sitting pretty while you jet-set?

Here are ten in-transit tips to globe-trot with:

1) Zip It Good. Keep all liquids/creams in their own SEALED or zipped bags. Most likely you packed these in the stowed away luggage to dodge the TSA hassle. If they are banked in the same baggage as your wig, seal them in a zip-lock bag. You don’t need a liquid leak or product explosion all over your awesome tresses.

2) Static Free. Spray a little Static Guard into the box (BEFORE adding the wig) to eliminate the dreaded suspended hairs.

3) Sock It. Roll a couple CLEAN pairs of socks and place along the inside cap crown. This gives the hairstyle a rounded shape while stored (and saves packing space :).

4) Net n’ Fold. Cover the locks with a hairnet (top to bottom). Fold and roll the length of the hair, into the inside of the cap. Place on it’s side.

5) Wig in a Box. It’s an easy last minute method–cramma-jammin’ your hair in a plastic grocery bag and squeezing it into the carry-on. Take time to pack your weave in a shoe box or the box from the manufacturer. If it’s going into the large luggage, pack it first so you have clothing ONLY stacked on top of it. The clothing provides cushion without being too heavy (if you’re not crushing it). The box allows your mane to keep it’s shape.

6) Hotel Hangin’. Use the hotel coat hangers (if you forgot a portable wig stand). This overlooked tool allows you to wash your weave at night and link the hook through a weft or strap. Hang in the shower to drip/dry overnight. This passes a flow-through of air to dry the cap. These are easy to flop your fibers on at the end of the day. The wig will be fine draping upside down overnight.

7) Carry-On. Warm weather makes the plane quite toasty. Box and bring your wig in the carry-on bag. Checked bag storage is hot during the summer months. Constant heat shortens the life of human and synthetic hair fiber.

8) Be Up Front. Let your “girl” ride passenger during those long distance summer jaunts. She will prefer the air conditioning versus the stuffy, hot trunk. Again, lingering heat wears down human and synthetic strands.

9) Cool Comfort. Tote your tresses into the refreshingly cool A/C of your hotel room during those summer sleepovers. Sweltering summer temperatures damage your wiggy wefts.

10) Ready-to-Go. Have your wig cleaned, de-matted (if necessary) and styled BEFORE your trip (especially if it’s synthetic). This saves styling time which means MORE time outside, enjoying your vacation.

Now you are armed and set to conquer that loaded luggage and arrive to any destination ready-to-wear, your perfectly coiffed hair. Happy trails and tresses!

[This article courtesy of I’m Hot Studio in Amesbury MA)

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