Help a trans woman work from home


I'm a Brown trans woman/person, and I am seeking to gain support in self-employed working from home through training to be a proofreader.

As someone who has worked in retail while seemingly read as cisgender, I can definitively say that trying to take up such a job again would severely impact my mental wellbeing . As such, working from home, as I do as an artist, would clearly be a more healthy option for me.

The money I am asking for will cover my membership and training, via the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, for me to be a proofreader. This is something I could practice from wherever my home might (need to) be, and thereby eliminating the problem of a workplace in which I was constantly misgendered, and, indeed, not 'out' at all. Perhaps riffing on my experience of this year's lockdown's reflexive turn, that freedom of an escape from harmful workplaces and work practices feels particularly urgent.

EDIT: someone has very kindly offered me an Ableton license, which I had previously included in this fundraiser, so I've amended my goal amount.

While I realise that these things I am asking to be helped with might seem quite specific, I should say that being able to support myself financially, via these means, would give me a way of being able to go on to considering options for my self-actualisation through channels such as counselling and hormone therapy.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and/or support this,

Sandy xxx


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Sandy Bhamra 
Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
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