A few minutes later she walked up to me on the platform:
“I just wanted to say that you rock it and you look great”
"Have we met before?" I asked genuinely puzzled.
“I've seen you in this station before” she answered
I asked her name before the subway arrived and told her to say hello next time. She gave me a nice smile and said she definitely would.
I don't care whether I pass or not but regardless I suspect that people see I am confident when I am out. This is the lesson that took me so long to learn: just be yourself and people will see someone who is comfortable in their skin.
And whether Marie saw a trans person on that platform or not is less important than the fact that she simply saw ME.
Oh and as a side note: 84% of Canadians now support trans rights. I love my progressive country...