Since starting my original campaign back in March 2020, I have been able to get one surgery, keep up on my hormones and sustain myself as an independent artist. I have recently made the decision to relocate. For the betterment of my mental health and overall wellbeing, it is important that I am able to sustain myself while in this period of transition. While I do have some money saved up, moving requires me to quit my full-time job, so money will be looking a little different in the coming weeks/months as I begin handling the logistics moving forward. Thank you for all the contributions thus far! Words cannot express my deep appreciation, humility and gratitude. Xo.
Same girl, New fundraiser, Same goal.
“When I started medically transitioning, I told myself that I’d never ask for anything during this process; I wanted to have total control in physically shaping into the woman I felt like on the inside. Unfortunately, reality brings me to the exact place I said I wouldn’t be.
For the past three years, I have had the privilege of being covered by insurance as a student at my four-year college. As a recent graduate, this coverage has ended. Thus, I am left with the costs of procedures that are essential to me living a healthy, mentally-stable life. For some time, my focus has been on surviving, but now, I want to do more than survive. I want to live and thrive to see the fruits of my labor, and the labor of my loved ones.
With no insurance coverage, I must pay for monthly hormone replacement therapy, doctor visits and major procedures needed to affirm my gender. It is imperative, as a Black transgender woman, that I have the resources needed to navigate various career spaces and life more broadly.
I appreciate any and all contributions from folks who are able to give. I also appreciate moral support, contacts/resources, and sharing the campaign.”
- Edward Brooks
- ivy desire
- Shirley Toribio
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