It’s a balancing act for many of us, balancing a desire for acceptance and a sense of belongingness with a fear of being “outed” in such a way that we lose control of our lives and our a connection to many people. Many outside of our community won’t understand. For now, I’ll not show my face (I stink at makeup anyway).
I do want that sense of belonging, but just in here and someday I hope for a one-on-one to dress with another CD. My SO would NOT be accepting (my kids would), but in my career field, crossdressing would not go over well.
So glad you are here.