Help Fifi Pay Rent After Transphobic Harassment

Hey guys. I really need your help. 

I started transitioning into a woman earlier this year before the quarantine. It’s been the happiest year of my life! I never thought I could feel this good about myself or about the world. But unfortunately, I’ve been enduring transphobic harassment at my job. For nine months I would tell myself about my boss, “It’s okay. That’s his crap not mine. He’ll come around and learn.” I’ve been repeatedly asking for this behavior to stop and explaining to him how disrespectful and humiliating it is over and over again, multiple times a week, but it just isn’t stopping. And I just can’t take it anymore. 

The stress of this issue at work combined with that of transitioning, being so isolated in 2020, and a very emotionally distressing episode I had with my family last month caused me to have total nervous breakdown where I was briefly hospitalized for fear or hurting myself. The anxiety has been absolutely debilitating. I’ve been swinging rapidly from hysterical fits of crying to (this is uncomfortable for me say) periods of suicidal ideation. I’ve had friends take the kitchen knives out of my apartment multiple times. 

It’s very difficult for me to simply get through the day right now. I’ve been placed on medication and put into a program by my health care provider which will qualify me for disability, but the reality is that I need some income by the end of the month to make rent on time, and that is looking very unlikely given the bureaucracy CA SDI has become this year. And unfortunately, I work directly for this man as his assistant so there is no HR Department to turn to. I have been the process of filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but that will take time. Those options are not available for me right now. 

I just want to be the happy woman I know I am inside. Transitioning has completely turned my life around from darkness and misery and into love and light. I’ve learned this year that I have so much love to give to the world and there’s so much love for me to receive and that it’s okay for me to receive it because I deserve to be here. I believe in myself and my talents as a writer and entertainer so much. I’ve grown to see that sharing my experiences can be such a beautiful, valuable thing. I have so much to give to the world! But I need help right now, and it’s so difficult for me to ask. 

I just need a little money to make sure I have enough for rent and basic living expenses to give me a little breathing room to find another job. If anyone of you could help me out, I would be so grateful. 

Love you, muffins.
-Fifi

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Fifi Dosch 
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Los Angeles, CA

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