'Help an Angel Get Her Wings' Simi's SRS fund

Whenever I discuss transitioning, one thing people ask me is when I ‘knew’. Honestly, I can’t even pinpoint that singular moment, but everyone I had met up to that point probably identified it before I did. We could start with my kindergarten teacher who expressed concern over a self portrait I had drawn in class. Naturally it had been adorned with hair clips, a crop top and frilly edged jeans. Or perhaps we could ask the teddy bear I married in preschool. Maybe he would comment on the blush-pink lace wedding gown I fished out of the class bin. I often wonder if these ‘trans-indicative’ memories in my early life were really just moments of undisturbed expression.


Sooo as of today I have officially orbited the sun 24 times. Additionally I have decided to pursue bottom surgery so that I may orbit the sun in a new way. The process is lengthy so for the next year I will be fulfilling the requirements and getting my affairs in order. This fundraiser is intended to cover the cost of surgery and will aid me during my recovery process. This journey has truly felt like a return to self. I cannot quite articulate it yet, but with each milestone I feel ‘back on track’ in a way. Hannah Baer wrote ,iconically might I add, that a part of being trans is “an expression of a will to have your private symbolism become public.”   To say I feel this viscerally might still be an understatement. So with your help….. I’m looking to catapult the fuck out of my private symbolism. I want to send it straight to the frontlines. I would also like to take a moment and express the love I feel for anyone who has ever taken the time to truly see me. Even if for a moment,,,,, 


<3 Miss Simi

Donations

  • Liam Breen 
    • $25 
    • 20 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 22 d
  • Andrew Gottschalk 
    • $25 
    • 22 d
  • Coop Seal 
    • $100 
    • 22 d
  • Rachael Filla  
    • $20 
    • 24 d
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Organizer

Simeon Kyota Rideb 
Organizer
Richmond, VA
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