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Hello folks, after a long hiatus I am back.  last year I finally revealed to the world that I am transgender, and have been living my true self for just over a year.  My passion for design and inventing is even more now, especially in the beauty industry.  I would like to come up with better ways of doing things for hair, makeup, and other related areas.  I think it has actually been a couple of years since being here, so I am sure many may not remember me. I have my legal name changed and life is awesome, all my friends and coworkers have stood behind me and my job is awesome.  My partner of 10 years is still by my side.  I am also capable now of 3D printing yay.  I want to revolutionize the beauty industry,  have a few ideas but still not sure if I can bring to market as I am financially in the hole with transition and pending surgery in about ten months.   

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Welcome back Shawana and good luck with your ideas.

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Hello Shawna,                                                                                                                         My name is Barry. It is nice to meet you and good luck with your endeavors!

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glad to be back as the improved version of myself.  awesome journey.  decided to put my design business aside except for one project i am finishing up so that i can focus on myself and family,  but inventing and design are still passion of mine

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Welcome back Shawna! Fantastic that you have 3D printing capability - don't you find that turbo-charges your ability to iterate and invent? Along with a little 3D CAD this gives us the power of creation ex nihilo - truly magical!

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Hi Shawna, welcome back and glad your happy with your transgender identity. Sometimes positive change and self-satisfaction helps us to be more creative.  Beauty and makeup products is a huge business. Good for you. Always follow your passion. 

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