My name is Jem. I am a transgender female living in America and I will be turning 30 this year in April. It has taken me quite some time to finally create this GoFundMe campaign for my FFS (Facial Feminization Surgery). After over a year of prolonging everything, I am finally ready to start my crowd funding for my gender confirming surgeries and I am asking for all your love love, help, and support.
For the last couple years I’ve been struggling every day when I look at myself in the mirror. I have been on HRT (Hormone Replacement Theraphy) for almost two years nows and I haven’t notice a great amount of change to my physical appearance. When I see myself in front of the mirror every morning, I still see all my masculine features that I so badly want to get rid of. It can be quite disheartening and also makes me very self conscious when I leave the house. Unfortunately, that is why I rely on a face full of make up just to fool the eye and to make myself look more female. I often find myself using filters and photoshop to shape and contour my face and body just to make myself feel better about looking female and posting an image online.
You can see some photos of me below from before my transition and also a photo of me recently after almost 2 years on HRT.
My GoFundMe campaign will be focusing on a few gender confirming surgeries that I will be undergoing to help improve my mental health because I suffer from Gender Dysphoria and Depression. This is not something I’m doing for vanity reasons but it something I’m going to get done to help me feel the way I’ve always seen myself and that is female. It is also something that will change my life dramatically. I won’t have to worry about going out in public and feeling as if my life were in danger because of being transgender. I want to be able to look in front of the mirror without any makeup on and feel a sense of self confidence in knowing that I look and feel completely female.
For me personally, I will need to undergo a few surgeries that I personally feel I need. Not every transgender person wants or needs to get surgeries. The end goal for my GoFundMe campaign reflects the price of all the surgeries total as well as hospital fee’s, transportation, and lodging during recovery.
To get an idea of what the end goal cost will be going into, here is a list of the surgeries I will be getting :
Type 3 (Feminizing Forehead Cranioplasty)
Laser Hair Removal
These surgeries I am going to get will be performed in both in Fresno and Los Angeles, California.
Below is a real life photo of myself and the same photo altered to show how these surgeries could possibly make my face look more feminine.
There is no date set for these surgeries as I have yet to raise enough to book them. I do however wish to get them done as soon as possible.
If you do decide to donate, I would like you to know that I am incredibly thankful and it means a great deal to me because this is something I have been wanting to get done for quite some time now. I am going to do my best at keeping you all updated on this part of my transition and hope you can see how these surgeries helped me.
Thank you so much for checking out my campaign!
- Kevin Allen
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