Let’s say you’re about to go fulltime or at least dip a painted toe in the water. I feel obliged to warn you that, initially at least, you should be prepared to weather just how rude the average man in the street can be. This can take a myriad of different forms. There’s open staring which is certainly disconcerting and maybe uncomfortable at times. Then there are loud exclamations about the validity of your gender within earshot. Another moment to savour. My personal favourite is when one person spots you and whispers to their friend. This precedes a hugely theatrical stretch/yawn so said friend can look over their shoulder and confirm “OMFG! There’s a tranny on the bus!!!!!”. Suck it up, it get’s easier over time. This is because you will get more confident, better at disguising your male features and just battle hardened really. You can also consider the option of giving them something to look at………..