Buy me a new body

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Raised by 283 people in 3 months
I'm a writer and critic living in Brooklyn. You might have read me on transition, #MeToo, abuse in academiapregnancy, desire, or disappointment. Or you might just follow me on Twitter lol.

Transition is expensive. I'm lucky enough to have insurance that covers hormones and (most of) vaginoplasty, which I am getting in November. Everything else, including facial feminization surgery, hip augmentation surgery, vocal surgery, is considered "cosmetic," and therefore insurance won't cover it. That makes paying out of pocket the only option.

I live on a stipend from NYU, where I'm a doctoral student, plus money I make writing freelance. I'm hoping to sell a trade book in the next year, but that remains to be seen, and even if it's a good deal it may not free up the funds necessary for my surgeries.

Dysphoria can be hard to describe. I've said elsewhere it feels like heartbreak. I like to talk a big talk about how all transition-related surgeries are cosmetic, and they are—no one wants to transition into an ugly person—but it's also true that without any of these surgeries my suicide risk is much, much higher.

So please consider donating! $30k is a (low) educated guess, but if I get anywhere near it, that will be a huge help. 

And if you're looking for some swag, you can always consider buying a subscription to my weekly newsletter Paper View, in which I chronicle my latest television addictions.
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