No one looks at me when I'm out which used to not the case many years ago. Of course much has changed but most of it has come from between the ears. Yes, I've learned much about comportment, voice, mannerisms and clothing but most of that came naturally once I relaxed and was myself. The instincts were there but they needed liberating.My life hasn't changed all that much except that now I am perceived as female by the public which for the most part is not all that different. I get more polite smiles and treatment from women and occasional unwanted looks from men but that's about it. I also carry myself with the confidence of someone who has lived a little and cowers to no one. You would be wise not to get on my wrong side.
You are equal to anyone else so why would you bend to them?