Hi Jennifer. Don’t be nervous about coming out in public. In my state of Connecticut it is relatively easy to get the gender marker and photo changed on your driver’s license. I just did it the other day. My license has a new picture of me en femme and the sex column now says female. A tremendous confidence boost. If you live in a state that allows transgenders to change your gender marker then do this ASAP. Because I’m retired, I don’t have to worry about going to work en femme. Now I am living full time as a woman and I’ve had to buy all new clothes and throw out all my male clothing. Now I am wearing women’s clothes 24/7 FOREVER! I had to get some groceries this morning and had on a pretty dress, pantyhose and walked in the store in heels. I’m 67 years old. I got stared at a lot because of my beautiful wig, lipstick, makeup and perfume. I always give them a nice smile back. I was given a nice polite, “Have a nice day, Ma’am” as I left the store.And yes I’m wearing a skirt right now with the same pantyhose that I had on this morning because I never took them off. (I’m a no pants gal.) I guess it takes a little courage to develop the badly needed confidence. Once you get over the initial fear it is going to feel wonderful to be a woman. Remember you are just as much a woman as the other ladies. I haven’t had SRS yet but I now know in my heart that I am a woman. After all my driver’s license says so. By the way I am not on hormones.
With Love, Melissa