Hi Riley, I feel your pain. I would suggest reading a couple articles. Under Advice and Encouragement, ‘Judging, Self-Acceptance and Empowering Others’ and ‘Do Not Let the World Tell You God is not for Cross dressers’. They have helped me a lot. My current concern with all of this is howis my small Catholic church going to react, it will be very hard to hide some things for me. Thanks to covid I had an excuse to let my hair grow out and last week had it colored( mainly to hid the gray) then the next day I had my ears pierced. These things will be very hard to hide or excuse away after covid and the masks are over with. I know many individuals will be unaccepting and others will not care or be curios.
At this point my CD activities make my feel good and more relaxed – HAPPY. As many here at CDH have observed purging and denying their CD desires causes them much angst. Letting the CD desires go makes a much happier and at ease with others.
Take care Sandy