Aria, I understand. However… that week was deeply atypical. I posted before and after pics on Quora to encourage others trans people, particularly older transitioning trans women that they can get out there and live in society as their true selves. That post has closing over 2800 up votes.
Two of the attacks, as I mentioned, were a by-product of sexism and I’ve no salve to offer there. Welcome to womanhood. But the other two were simple bigots. And sadly there’s no avoiding that. HOWEVER, that week, bad as it was, was a massive exception. The corollary to that hate is that the overwhelming majority of the time people are super nice, indifferent, or only mildly irritating.
And frankly if that’s an issue then being trans is the least of it cos people can be assholes for any number of reasons.
Another point to bear in mind… I’m still here, sister. And I’m still out and proud and defiant and sassy and paving the way. If my warrior sisters and I have ANYTHING to say about it (and we have fucking plenty) we’ll badger the world into being a safer place for younger women like you.