My Name is Kai. I am from Germany, 22 years old and about to finish Art school with a degree in Illustration/Graphics Design. Since 2 years I am out as Non-Binary and have been identifying like this for many more years. Gladly my family and friends are all very supportive when it comes to me being my true-self.
However because I am Non-Binary and not Trans the costs for a Mastectomy (an Operation to remove and flatten the chest) are not covered by my insurance. Not only does my chest bother me, it restricts me. Wearing a binder daily affect my breathing, mobilty and overall comfort of doing normal things like sports or even just wearing the clothes I want to wear. An Article I wrote for a german online magazine concludes a lot of struggles I face (Link to the Article )
My Parents can't support me financially because both of them are about to retire and have other financial things to take care of. Since I am in my final year of Art School, I have to finish my studies and can't start a new job which would have made it easier to save up some money.
I know that the Mastectomy will happen and if you choose to support me I'd be incredibly thankful. There are a lot of people out there who need support for the same or similar things so in case you decide to not support me for whatever reason, please have a look if there is another person that you can help out.
But in case you DO decide to support me, I am offering to illustrate something for your donation: just send me a DM on Instagram (@flyegge) and I bet we can find something!