So this might seem really silly to everyone here, but last night I think I took the first baby step towards accepting and outwardly expressing my true gender by painting my toenails. My wife, who is being amazingly open and supportive of this recent revelation was nice enough to let me use her nail-polish and I have to say that, despite the amateur paint-job, every time I looked down at my toes I felt really, truly happy. It was like FINALLY one external part of myself reflected the truth that's been inside all along. True, everything else about me is still male and everything that anyone else sees will reflect male, but inside of the male-shoes I'm wearing to work, I know there is a part of me that's being true to who I really am. I'm sure the novelty will wear off eventually and I'll start going to greater lengths to express this inner feminine outwardly, but I wanted to share this with all of you here. I won't claim to be brave, since I'm still hiding who I am from the outside world, but I hope that this silly little thing will inspire one of you out there to be true to yourself, even if it's something small and simple; even if it's something that only you know about. I cannot put into words how relieving it was to do this, to just accept who I was without worrying about what anyone else thought about it. have any of you had similar experiences that you'd care to share?