As most of you know, my name is Eris, and I'm a transgender woman. I came to terms with my identity after years of struggling in December of 2020 and began taking steps to live my life more authentically. I started using my chosen name, dressing the way I wanted and wearing makeup in my everyday life. I began hormone replacement therapy in September of 2021 to medically transition and have a more desired appearance. The results have been great, and I feel more and more like myself with every change I experience. However, as these hormones make subtle changes to my appearance, my masculine features still cause me grief and hardships in my everyday life as a woman. No matter how good I feel or how I can personally accept the things about myself I do not like, the world around me is constantly making it clear to me that these things still identify me as a man. I know that the mirror does not reflect who I am truly meant to be, and I don't believe I'll ever achieve happiness until I fix the things that don't match my inner self. I'm an independent contractor and service worker and work mainly for tips. All these things factored in with my cost of living on my own and reinvesting into my craft make it very difficult for me to afford the procedures to affirm my gender. So I'm asking for help from my community. These procedures would be life-changing and put me on the path I'm meant to be on.
Donating and sharing is equally as important to me. I'm grateful to everyone who's taken the time to read this and forever indebted to anyone who can donate.