hey y'all, I'm a black trans artist from Chicago living in New York, and I recently had my first consultation regarding the expenses and timeline of my transition. I'm raising money for gender-affirming medical processes in pursuit of a new sense of belonging in my physical being. Bearing markers of both gender non-conformance and black racialization, my being is constantly under scrutiny. With increasing anti-trans policy pressure from the state, not to mention the mind-boggling violence endured by black trans women daily, urgency is ingrained into my survival. I am endlessly thankful for my chosen family of siblings, mentors and loved ones for supporting me in my transition up until now, and I'm deeply grateful for every contribution.
[note: Chaski So, Sol's partner, is listed as the beneficiary of the campaign because Sol's legal name change is still being processed by her bank. All funds are immediately available to Sol.]