i used to feel really awkward when people would stare at me in public, and always assume it was due to me being obviously trans and then i'd feel gross and bad
then i started just, whenever it happened, staring right back and giving them a great big smile as confidently as possible. i can't always do it, but it works wonders for my mental state when it works
This is such a Power Move! My ex gf tried to teach me to dismissively look down at ppl who stared, but I just kept bursting into giggles, and from there a Power Smile just became my preferred and most effective armour!
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