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First, I hope this is the right place to post this. I’m really interested in linguistics, skepticism, etc. & as a result, need more details than most people to understand what someone means when they type or say something, otherwise, I get pretty confused a lot of times on what people mean.
Today, I went out dressed up. I haven’t had the benefit of any HRT or anything of the sort, but I woke up this morning feeling pretty bad (for several reasons, but partly because I suffer from rather severe mental illness (some of which is genetic, prenatal, & just having to live the life that all of us do. While I know all of us, regardless of age, have to deal with hate, I honestly envy you younger folks & the slightly more accepting world you were born into than myself & others.), & I had an uncomfortable dream about a lost love).
I live just south of Dallas/Ft. Worth, so I’m always concerned about being beaten, or worse, which is a concern anywhere for us girls (or boys, for you FTM folks).
At any rate, I went out for a drive & had to stop for gas. I had to go inside of the store to get some candy (which I absolutely adore), & the clerk called me ma’am (yeah! I wanted to cry).
I was wearing pumps, hose, shapewear (hip & butt pads, & my prosthetic breasts) I was also in jeans & wearing makeup (I had sunglasses on, & obviously, as of this post, a mask for the pandemic).
There were several pickup trucks in the parking lot (I really dislike to stereotype, but I have to be careful around these parts to stay safe), but I summoned the courage to go inside for some candy & to pay for some much needed gas for my car.
I was absolutely terrified going in, but grabbed some candy & a beer, I think one person was staring, but it could just as easily been my self confidence. I got up to the counter & the clerk didn’t misgender me or look at me strangely or anything.
It gave me just the boost I needed today & it was absolutely wonderful.
Anyway, I just thought I’d share my story from today & let all of you that are afraid, to be careful, but don’t let it dictate your life.
You’re all fantastic people & it’s nice to have a place to discuss these types of things without judgement.
All my love to you all,
(I read it again to check for spelling & grammar errors, so sincerely hope I didn’t miss any)
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