Charli's transition fund

They-dies and Them-tlemen, men, women, boys, girls and all assorted identities - thank you for taking the time to read this! You have no idea what it means to me to be taking this step and you joining me on my journey means the world.

As you all know, I came out publicly as non-binary a year ago, but those nearest and dearest to me have known I for a lot longer that I have struggled with my gender identity for well over a decade. In the last year I have grown a lot within myself and with that has come accept that I cannot continue to live as “Ben”. The happiness and confidence that exploring my femininity has brought me has solidified the niggling feeling that I have tried to push down for my whole adult life. Having spent a few years privately identifying as non-binary, I thought coming out publicly would make me feel like myself, but it didn’t sit right and I now know that is because I am a woman.

In order for me to live as my authentic self, I have realised that I will require to undergo some drastic - and bloody expensive - changes. I have spoken to my GP about this process and have been referred to my local NHS gender clinic - however the waiting time for just the initial appointment is 3 years minimum (though that can extend to upwards of 5 years). Having spent so long already living at odds with myself in a body I’m unhappy with, I cannot afford to wait that long to still have the possibility of being rejected for treatment. This is why I have decided to make this fundraiser, so that I can seek private treatment and begin to make my transition.

The money raised will go towards:
* Private gender clinic access
* Laser hair removal
* HRT/medication 
* Feminisation procedures
* Top surgery
* Any other medical fees incurred 
 
 
I am not expecting to reach my £8k target, but have set this up as a realistic amount needed for all those treatments. I will of course be working hard and saving as much as I can of my own salary, but anything you can spare to help me reach my target sooner would mean the world to me. I simply do not want to spend any longer of my life living as someone I am not.

Thank you so much for reading, and even if you cannot afford to contribute, if you could take a moment to share this on your social media so that others might, I would appreciate it so much!

Lots of love, and Merry Christmas, your new pal Charli x
  • Bryony Hopkins 
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
  • Lori Wilson 
    • £25 
    • 4 mos
  • stephen ferguson 
    • £40 
    • 4 mos
  • Geena Poirier 
    • £80 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Charli Martin 
Organizer
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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