I do not dress for excitement. Yes, I wish that it wasn’t taboo and that we were all accepted in society. There would be a lot more men dressed in feminine clothing and wearing makeup.
As a teenager I started to really recognize my want to be a woman. But in the 1970’s, you could not talk to anyone about those kind of feelings. My family would not have been understanding and the guilt, shame and punishment would have been piled on me. Fast forward, if I was a teen today, I would be transitioning. Crossdressing for me now is making the outside feel like the inside.