dave tells it how it is I'm cosplaying as fem dave | How gender dysphoria feels. Note that not everyone who is transgender suffers from it, which is why transgender itself should not be considered a mental illness. Only gender dysphoria should (which is, also, why they no longer call it 'gender identity disorder', which implied it was something it wasn't).
"I love being a girl. I really do. I love my body. I don't usually feel very confident when I dress in feminine clothing. But when I dress more masculine, I feel so, so beautiful. I only wish people would understand that."