Those of us who venture out into the world looking fabulous have all had to cope with fear. Whether it's the fear of doing something you haven't done before, of being outed, being ridiculed or humiliated, or of being recognized by someone you know.

I have learned to manage my fears for the most part, through trial and error. I'm totally fine with being clocked or recognized as a CD or transwoman, as long as I'm not recognized as the male me. As someone who isn't out to their friends and family I'm always apprehensive about being outed by someone I know. Thus far, I've had some close encounters that turned out fine.

This usually limits Monica time to locations that are fairly removed from home base. Except, of course, for those times when the pink fog has taken over. Oh boy!

Curious to hear how you all deal with your fears.