There is actually a transgender equivalent to “Just take a shower, clean your room, get a haircut, and hit the gym, bro”. Many people both within and outside the transgender community think hormones will allow most people to pass.
This is not true. I’ve had both a gender therapist and a doctor who treats transgender patients tell me it’s not true. I’ve also heard from non-passing transwomen who have been on hormones.
I will post more about that later, but first I want to give an example of a cisgender male who “passes” much better than many transwomen who have been on hormones for a period of time.