Get my life started. Help me transition.
Having been made to wait for five years, with no payoff, I've been forced to rely on my friends to afford private healthcare. Despite their outpour of love and support, there's still a long way to go until my goal is reached.
There are procedures essential to my gender affirmation that the NHS simply can't/won't take seriously due to underfunding and outdated legislation.
As I grow older, having my identity constantly neglected is having a severe effect on my mental health. Simple things like leaving the house, going to work, and any exposure to strangers makes me feel vulnerable, anxious, and at risk of harassment. All of which I've already experienced.
Although I don't prescribe to the idea of "passing" (as a woman), I do feel incomplete. It humiliates me to reach out but I'm hoping even the smallest contributions can kickstart, or at least prove, my authentic gender affirmations to the doctors that could otherwise reject my attempt to self-identify.
I can not begin to thank those of you who have already donated enough, Each of your donations actively contributes to creating a better quality of life for me.
I'm even more grateful that each donation, like, or share not only helps me but gives validation and visibility to all trans people in my position or worse. You make us feel heard and deserving of medical recognition. Thank you.