|Joni Mitchell - Clouds|
Code Switching is the modifying of one's behavior, appearance, etc., to adapt to different socio-cultural norms. More precisely it is the use of one dialect, register, accent, or language variety over another, depending on social or cultural context, to project a specific identity.
Most of us learn this early as part of our desire to pass. We very quickly become aware of our need to blend for safety, and acceptance.
There were aspects of presenting as female I never comprehended until my first public outings. The video below goes into this. Fear gripped me on my first outings, however I saw these feelings as my intense fear of being ridiculed for my humble presentation attempts. Then one evening walking into a mall, the cat-calls from a large group of teen boys were very intense; bordering on threatening. This was "Street harassment" or as we know it now, sexual harassment. Wow, a new kind of fear.
Maybe I (we) have seen clouds from both sides.