I think it’s gonna take a while to get comfortable with this new situation you have. But I think if you surround yourself with good, understanding people, you should tell them, if you feel comfortable enough. And if you can’t, find one great friend you really trust to help you out if you’re ever caught in one of those situations.
I totally understand why you have developed social anxiety. It’s hard when you have something that makes you different than everyone else. But you’re an amazing person, I’m sure, who shouldn’t care what others think. Now, I know saying that isn’t going to rid you of your anxiety or make you any less anxious, because that’s not how anxiety works, but know there are people out there who care about you and who won’t judge you.
The world’s a much more understanding and caring place, these days. And if people treat you poorly, or you ever feel more anxious, we’re here to talk!