The Drama Queens performed a decade ago in Portland Oregon at the IFGE conference. We did sketches on a 2 foot by 2 foot platform, and TBB & I are not small people.
After the show, a woman born female came up and said that she was watching me on the platform in heels, hoping I wouldn't fall off. I didn't, which she obviously thought was remarkable.
I knew what she was seeing. She was just identifying with another woman, a femme, who, wearing heels, had to dance around someone and not fall off the stage. It was a skill, a talent, something remarkable.
I was talking about my life to TBB the other night and she said "I smell tragedy."
I understood. If you think it's hard for me to stay stable and grounded in a tiny space wearing heels, imagine how it is when I have to wear clodhopping heavy boots.
Eventually, you just fall off.