So I don’t have any definitive “date” where I stopped being “Sir”‘ed completely. I didn’t really realize when it stopped – but it did. I think it’s been at least 3, maybe even 5 months that I haven’t had anyone call me “sir”.
Perhaps it’s not the greatest new in the world, but it feels good to realize that even if I haven’t worn makeup or even had my eyebrows threaded in a couple of months, I still get gendered as female at every store and restaurant I walk into. That leaves only a few minor places where getting misgendered (or called by my old name) is still an issue: with a few family members and with my boss at work.
Does it change anything? No, not really, Does it feel good to realize it? Yes, yes it does.