Stealth anxiety

I've read about stealth anxiety. This is when trans people who are passable transition and let no one know of their past. Then suddenly they realize they are faced with the stress of being overly scrutinized. They will be in the company of a group of biological women and feel nervous about someone detecting that not all is as it might appear. So it isn't all perfect for people who go this route proving that no matter what you do there are potential consequences.

People who don't pass deal with that reality but those who do very well and come out in spite of it (think Teddy Quinlivan for example who did it during a TED talk) have stated they felt relieved by doing so just because the pressure was gone and there was nothing left to conceal. This is undoubtedly the ultimate ideal if one could only be rid of the subsequent prejudice which almost assuredly follows that decision.


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