B/T’s Freedom Fund

I’m a genderqueer mental health counselor. My mission is to increase gender and sexuality affirming mental health services in rural areas. One barrier to reducing my hours at my agency job is getting top surgery while I still have group insurance. Top surgery will help me feel safer, exercise more, and increase my capacity to support others by reducing my stress. The out of pocket costs are more than I can afford on my own without increasing my debt and delaying my transition to private practice and consulting. I hope to have surgery in January or February of 2019. Currently we have no other local options for therapists with lived experience and expertise in supporting people outside of heteronormative culture. Please help me fund my surgery so I can get started training providers and providing therapy. I’ve been having to turn people away who need gender affirming therapy, so the sooner I can get started the better! Any funds I don’t need for surgery and recovery will go toward setting up to provide therapy for transgender people in Mendocino County and through distance counseling for people in other rural and remote areas of California. 

I can also use your time, expertise, and non-monetary donations! Things that might be helpful are locations for fundraisers, goods for donor gifts, hospitality and event planning, surgery recovery support (lifting, cooking, pet care, etc), and petsitting while I’m away for surgery. I’ll know more details as plans develop. Thanks for reading!

Donor gifts:
You can choose to substitute a gift from a lower donor category by request.
$0-35 cutest kitten pics of the week with captions or thought balloons
$50 - kitten video, theme by request, e.g. playing, cuddling, wrestling, windowsill, etc. (No costumes. Quality subject to kitten consent)
$75 - 1 question, 1 card tarot reading. via email or other non-real-time medium
$100 - crochet cat/baby toy, pot holder, or headband
$150 - crochet hat, larger stuffed cat/baby toy, or granny square purse
$200 - 30 min tarot reading or Q&A on a topic I know about. suggested topics: trans 101, how to find the right therapist, mindfulness and self care, sexuality, etc.
Over $200 watercolor painting based on the reference photo of your choice.


Fulano de Tal
Ukiah, CA

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