Elie Che's Transition and Survival Fund

I come to you today vulnerable. I am a black trans femme who needs money for survival and for transition costs. As some of you may know transitioning is a long very expensive journey. I’ve tried to make these gofundme’s in the past that sorta flopped and only got a couple hundred dollars which I appreciate but the fact is that being trans costs way more than $200, and EVERY trans life matters. I think people are finally understanding this and the issues among black trans women who have an average life span of 35 years old, I want to make it past that. Obviously it’s much harder getting jobs in regular industries as I’m not the most passable trans person and a lot of the world is transphobic. Another factor is covid which has flipped all of our lives upside down, I’ve finally got an American bank account and applied for unemployment but from what I’ve heard it ends in July and I don’t have a job right now. Yesterday I announced that I’ll be moving to New York, I’m not doing this for the look of it. As a black trans woman who is a fashion enthusiast, NYC seems like the appropriate place for me to live and thrive in while I’m going through my hormonal changes because I just began HRT. So this money will also go to my rent and to my general survival, also NYC has a community for queer people of color. I’m basically going there with no money because being home isn’t good for my mental health, I’ve been experiencing some major mood swings which isn’t good to be around my family for because it’s a sensitive time for me and for them right now as they are adjusting to my life decisions, so I’m basically doing all of this on my own with your help which I desperately need. Undergoing HRT was something that I’ve wanted for a really long time and finally got the opportunity when I moved back to America because I was living in London the past 3 years where I didn’t have healthcare or access to hormones. There’s procedures I need that would make my life much easier. I’ve got a lot a dysphoria and body dysmorphia. It’s mostly surrounding the hair on my body which I get rid of but don’t want to grow anymore, and will take multiple laser/electrolysis sessions in order to do so. I also want to get rid of my adam's apple. My decisions for other procedures will come later in my transition as I’m constantly evolving and changing on the things I want. It’s still a daily process to love the body that I’ve been placed in, because of those issues I’ve got marks and scars all over my body which I am learning to embrace and actually think are pretty cool. I’m very good at serving fantasies with fashion looks, but a lot of the time it’s just me hiding behind the fact of my reality. I don’t want that reality anymore I want to move towards a different reality with your help. Please please donate or share anything would be helpful as my survival is from how successful these donations go thank you so much and sending love.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Katharine Burlingame 
    • $10 
    • 5 d
  • Gordan Liu 
    • $10 
    • 5 d
  • V Pouliot 
    • $8 
    • 6 d
  • Sam Kirby  
    • $33 
    • 7 d
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Organizer

Elie Che 
Organizer
Atlanta, GA
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