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Steven Appleby: ‘Why I felt liberated when I started dressing as a woman’

By Steven Appleby

The author and cartoonist describes his heartfelt sense of freedom when he began to cross-dress openly all the time

I am a man who wears women’s clothes. The first time it happened was in the mid-70s. I’d recently left school and was a couple of months into an art foundation course at Manchester Polytechnic. I found myself on my own for a weekend in the flat I shared with two fellow students. Bored, I started rummaging down the back of the sofa to see what curiosities – or money – I might find. A moment later I pulled out a single stocking, which I immediately put on. Instinctively. Transgressively. It triggered years of guilt, self-disgust and confusion.

So why did I put that stocking on?

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/apr/05/steven-appleby-why-i-felt-liberated-when-i-started-dressing-as-a-woman-