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Community Conversation => Transitioning => Passing => Topic started by: lily_m on September 16, 2020, 09:33:20 pm

Title: Can you pass wearing a mask?
Post by: lily_m on September 16, 2020, 09:33:20 pm
Today, I attracted alot of attention wearing this outfit while shopping in Center City, Philly.  I'm 5'11'' without this 4'' heels so I worry about not pass with a mask on. Luckily, the store security at Best Buy and department stores didn't enforce mask wearing on me. I wonder if they already knew and were just ignoring me, lol. How about you girls?


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Title: Re: Can you pass wearing a mask?
Post by: Chaerlie Bjerkenstök on September 16, 2020, 09:37:48 pm
I think you pass just fine. Your body just screams female to me.

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Title: Re: Can you pass wearing a mask?
Post by: Susan R on September 16, 2020, 10:39:21 pm
Lily, I have to agree with Chaerlie, You look female through and through. I wouldn’t worry about it...with or without a mask you’ll scream female to anyone looking.

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Susan R🌷
Title: Re: Can you pass wearing a mask?
Post by: Harley Quinn on September 17, 2020, 05:34:55 am
I'm pretty sure it was your hips tapering to your little waist that were attracting the attention.  Your photos are amazing.  I don't have too many problems with the masks myself.  If I'm on my game, then there are usually no problems in my day.  Most of my Cis-female friends are 5'11 to 6'2. We get plenty of attention, but its generally our clothes that draw the attention.  I get approached with the "that dress is amazing" or "I LOVE that outfit".  No one ever mentions height.  Just think "Super Model", and rock those heels.
Title: Re: Can you pass wearing a mask?
Post by: WannaBgirl2 on September 17, 2020, 06:16:54 am
You look terrific


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Title: Re: Can you pass wearing a mask?
Post by: TSL_NB on September 17, 2020, 09:41:40 am
Lily, you look superb. :)

I'm Canadian, but I knew Center City very, very well (I used to live in South Philly, almost 25 years ago).

I hope it's better there now, because I can tell you, when having to use SEPTA to get around in the late 90s, it was not always safe (I wasn't out then, but I had witnessed hostilities towards LGBTQIA2S+ folks a LOT from others....)