I cannot complain because today I pass very well in public. However, the reality was that I didn't used to and the nervousness and tension I experienced was the main cause. I felt awkward and it showed and I let fear and apprehension take a front seat whenever I went out in public. Back then I was slimmer and had more attributes that lent themselves to passing, and yet I blend in far better today and am always addressed and treated as a lady. The main difference has been in the mindset I now possess.

Passing isn't really about looking perfectly like a genetic woman but it is instead about presenting as a dignified human being who is clearly happy in their own skin. What people think of you becomes secondary as you go about your business with confidence, grace and a smile. This applies whether you transition or not.

Now that is passing.

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