UPDATE 2013 – My interview with Caramel
Kevin Dong’s Interview for Sparky Snakeden
“Ok so I’m the youngest employee of Grooby productions. I’m 24, I loved tgirls and photography all my life. One day I met a tgirl online named Jizelle Moore and we became friends. She told me about Grooby and the modelling she did for them with Crag Rockheart the old Canadian photographer. I contacted Steven, he sent me a contract, and the rest was history. Grooby has been very good to me, it helped me get through my last year of university. What else… I like bodybuilding, I am 6’3 290lbs. I eat all day long to stay this size. When I do photoshoots I sweat buckets and the girls always look at me like I’m from another planet, but it’s hard being a big guy. I love my work, and I love interacting with the girls. The girls all always love me and have a great time during the shoots.” – Kevin Dong
When on set have you ever had any bloopers of a girls falling or a funny story you wish you caught on tape?
If you could shoot any tgirl in the world who would it be and why? What models blow you away with beauty every time?
Whats the strangest comment you have gotten from a fan?
Are you a Tits or Ass kind of guy?
Which tgirl was the most pleasant to work with?
whats your favorite set on shemaleyum?
when you watch porn now do you look for tips on shooting more then jerking off?
Whats your new blog going to focus on?
Have you ever/ would you ever do a POV shoot with one of the models?
Out of all your sets on Yum which one is your favourite?
Do you have a hot spot/club/site that you use to find new tgirls?
Kevin Dong’s Interview for Peter Berton, Sex Life Canada
The Hard Life of Kevin Dong
by Peter Berton
Pity poor Kevin Dong. As a staff photographer for Grooby.com, Kevin spends his days taking photographs of the world’s most beautiful t-girls. (He speaks about his hard life at his site,
Now that we think of it, don’t feel sorry for Kevin Dong. He’s doing exactly what he wants and getting paid for it! Here’s what his life is like:
SexLifeCanada (SLC): Please tell us about yourself:
Kevin Dong (Kevin): I am a 24 year old recent university graduate. I like listening to the radio, going to the gym, cooking, sports, cars, girls, all the regular guy stuff. Porn is also a favourite naturally!
SLC: How did you get into the adult industry?
Kevin: I work for Grooby Productions on a full time basis, but started out as part time when I found out through a friend that there is an opening for a Canadian photographer. I contacted the owner of Grooby, Stephen Grooby, and was able to secure the position after a trial period which took several months. I was in my last year at university and to be honest Steven and his company are the reason I was able to succeed. Grooby has done a lot for me and I’m really fortunate to be working for them.
SLC: What does your job entail?
Kevin: The job entails seeking out, making contact with, meeting, and photographing the newest hottest transsexuals from all over Canada
SLC: So where do you find your models?
Kevin: I find my models everywhere! The internet, night club, or through referrals from friends. Grooby also sends me models once in a while.
SLC: Take us inside a t-girl shoot: What is it like?
Kevin: A typical shoot is done on a closed set meaning that there is no unnecessary personnel present at the photoshoot. It is just the model and the photographer. We have a photo and video element in our shoots as some of our members hold a preference to one over the other.
SLC: Do you try to tell a story with your photos?
Kevin: I definitely try to tell a story with my photos. I like to take the members on a “date” with the models, first showing the girls clothed, and undressing gradually just as one would at the end of a night out. I am very creative and artistic with my posing, so I make sure the girls always look their best.
SLC: What is the most interesting shoot that you have done to date?
Kevin: The most interesting shoot would have to be Bianka Banks. I have never seen anyone suck themselves before in real life. It’s just not something you come across. Being in porn opened my view on a lot of things. At one point during Bianka’s shoot I remember thinking to myself “is this real life?” I couldn’t believe that I was actually living this for real.
SLC: So what are the pros and cons of being a t-girl photographer?
Kevin: I love working with the gorgeous fantastic transsexual models. I have the opportunity to meet and see all of these girls that I looked at in pictures online since I was 17. It’s really terrific. I guess the only hard part is carrying all that camera equipment! Ha ha ha!
SLC: So where do you hope to go with your career?
Kevin: My future goal is to bring more exposure to the gorgeous transsexual models that we have in this enormous and diverse country. The girls here are among the most beautiful in the world. And they keep getting better and better! So I want to make sure I showcase this as much as possible and try to help the girls with their modelling careers also.
Jizelle Moore’s First Article for Toronto-Tgirls.com
Published December 19, 2011 | By Jizelle
Writing and activism have always been huge passions of mine. I have deep roots in both, and over time they have intertwined with one another. So when Kevin Dong asked me to write weekly articles for his website, www.toronto-tgirls.com I was more than happy to give my contribution to his site.
I have been very fortunate to been educated on gender issues from even before my own transition. I’ve had close friends who were trans since that time and after my transition I became very heavily involved in educating and bringing awareness of trans and gender issues.
During my highschool years, I was nominated the Student Ambassador of my district and got to speak on behalf of the students at school board meetings. It was through this exposure I was able to speak on multiple panels educating students, educators, counselors and reporters on gender issues. Such panels include: Equity and Diversity in the Classroom through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, the Inner-City School convention through the Toronto District School board and the Gender and Sexuality convention at the St. Lawrence Centre of the Arts. I also developed a “Getting to Know Oppression” pamphlet that was later distributed throughout the Alternative Secondary Schools here in my city. I hope again to begin public speaking, bringing further awareness of more current issues amongst the trans community.
Before I start my research on some of the questions my viewers have brought to me, I wanted to bring the same presentation that I did on my panels to you guys. So the first series of articles will address, “Understanding Gender Identity”. These articles will touch base on understanding terminology, the roots of identity and the difference between them all.
Thank you for all those who have responded with issues and questions you would like me to write about through my Twitter page. For any of my readers who have not contributed their ideas, please write a comment or contact me with them. Any idea is worth hearing! I am looking to prioritize the most common interests first. So please, I want to hear from you!
Please enjoy the article below and check out www.toronto-tgirls.com for all of the hottest Canadian girls this country has to offer!
Lots of Love
Understanding Identity: Transsexual and Transgender
By: Jizelle Moore
I have come to experience many times in my life where admirers of trans-persons are simply unaware of the meaning and roots of the identities that are within the trans-community. For many years, it has been a goal of mine to bring awareness of these terms in hopes for more respect to come to those that identify with them.
It’s important to understand the distinction between sexual identity and gender identity first. Sexual identity is the attraction you find in others, in reference to gender. Gender identity is the way you perceive yourself, again in reference to gender. Many people confuse the terms together due to the abbreviation LGBT, believing being trans is a sexual preference. But the best way to view this abbreviation is with the “T” being separated from the rest; LGB[T]. Therefore, trans-persons can identify within both communities.
I’ve already mentioned the term “trans” a few times as an umbrella term for the community. This has been adapted as a generalized term to remain respectful and inclusive as possible. Trans by definition means: ‘to cross”. It is used by this definition in the terms, transgender and transsexual.
Sex means: “what’s between your legs”, while gender means: “what’s between your ears”. Sex is a recognized term by the scientific community and is what determines the ‘sex’ information on our identification at birth. In most countries, this can only be changed once someone has had Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS). Gender and sex are measured on a binary scale. However there is a distinct separation between the two scales.
Sex Male |————————————————————| Female
As you can see from the illustration above, the sexual binary scale has only two distinct points, male and female. Science only recognizes these two points with the exclusion of intersex-persons which will be discussed in a later article. The gender scale even though it contains male and female, the scale continues on after these points. There are many ways to identify within both male and female and even outside of them. Gender is the ‘grey’ area so to speak.
Transsexual, as broken down above means: ‘to cross sexes’. Therefore for persons who identify solely with either male or female as opposite to their birth sex, transsexual is the most fitted term. For example, I identify as a transsexual. I was born with a male sex but identify today as a woman; crossing my ‘sex’ from male to female. Transgender means: ‘to cross genders’. As we have come to now know that gender is a limitless term, this is best fitted for those who identify with having more than one gender (2-spiritied), having no gender (genderless) or obtaining one attribute more than the other but still containing both characteristics of male and female (genderqueer).
There are many definitions that have circulated throughout the internet and community to explain the terms I have addressed in this article. One specific thing that always stands out is whether or not someone obtains surgery. It’s crucial to know that identity is entirely self-proclaimed. No matter the way I define it or the way others do, it’s all about how the person views and feels about themselves. There are no pre-requisites needed to identify you with any of the mentioned terms, including the need of surgery and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Transsexuality and transgenderism are things that people do not choose, but rather something that they feel within themselves. The only choices we make are to accept, love and celebrate the lives we are meant to live. As I’ve expressed, I hope that through my weekly articles, I can touch and inspire people to understand more thoroughly the difficulties and struggles we face as a community. Exposure and education are the keys to acceptance. As I’ve been told by many of my mentors, “All it takes is just one voice.”