I'm Maja, and i'm transgender woman.
But i'm not asking to help me fund my surgery.
For past 5 years since i came to Ireland and transitioned, i was looking to secure my existence in corporate environment of IT companies in Ireland, naively hoping that diversity and inclusion policies those company have actually mean something.
5 years i was either bouncing off low hanged glass ceiling - being refused jobs i'm qualified for and used to work before transition, or rejected as overqualified for low end jobs where recruiters were "generous enough" to consider putting transwoman forward.
This was a pure Catch 22 situation.
In few jobs i managed to get through cracks in glass ceiling i was immediately targeted by some random transphobe, and than victimized and sacked for making complaint about discrimination.
Every company i worked for behaved like Catholic church covering paedophile scandals.
I experienced sexual harassment and physical assaults, and bullying and gaslighting that i should be grateful for how i'm treated.
It was taking me several months to recover mentally from each of those.
Getting justice is also long and expensive and mentally exhausting process.
This time i ran out of savings, and i'm on brink of homelessness.
I have plan to escape that vicious circle, i want to resort to something different, something i was doing for most of my professional life prior to transition, anyway. - Running a business. Please forgive me i won't disclose detail here, i want to run it in stealth mode to keep transphobes away. I'll just tell that is neither a diversity and inclusion coaching, nor my target market is trans community.
I need your help, help to keep roof over my head for few more months, and gather some working capital to spin off my venture.