It has taken me some time to pluck up the courage in order to make this, but one thing I have learned is, to ask for help when I need it and trust that charity will always be available in the Universe in the form of people who care.
My name is Diovanna. I am a multimedia dance artist and queer performance scholar and within the last few months, I have finally come to realize and come to terms with my Transfemme identity. For years, I have lived with a silent sadness looming over me, not able to put a name or reason to it. I now understand that it was from a deep misunderstanding and suppressing of my feminine identity; this was also connected to a deep distance between who I know myself to be behind my eyes and what I see before me in the mirror, which I now understand to be gender dysphoria. Having used the power of my spirituality, I have healed much of the sadness that I harbored since my childhood surrounding my gender identity and expression, and I can see and feel my inner feminine/female/girl more close to the surface of my skin than ever before. Which brings me to the purpose of this fund.
I am finally ready to begin my gender affirmation journey and need your help to do it. I primarily wish to start hormone therapy and receive laser hair removal, to affirm my Transfemme identity and more clearly see the person I have so desperately wanted to see in the mirror for what seems like my whole life. This fund will help me by providing me the money necessary to become and stay insured, begin HRT, receivelaser hair removal, and buy new clothes more aligned with my gender.
If you have followed me as an artist online, then you know that my work as a choreographer fusing the mediums of dance and film, and that I also dream of starting my own dance company. So, any additional funds raised via this GFM will be dedicated to the founding and funding of that dance company, including but not limited to the paying of dancers, filmmakers, as well as the renting/leasing of space and purchasing of production supplies.
I thank everyone who has given me the love and encouragement to even get me to the point of making this GFM, and thank everyone in advance for their support. I send you all my everlasting love and appreciation.
Luz y Progreso,
- Daira Hopwood
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