Hi! I'm Lilah Sturges. I'm a comic book writer who specializes in creating stories for queer and trans youth.
I transitioned socially two years ago, but there is still a long way for me to go in my transition and there's no way I can afford it on my own. There are several procedures that I need in order to feel safe and comfortable.
First, there’s facial feminization surgery. This is a collection of several procedures designed to make the face appear more feminine. This will help me be able to look at myself in the mirror (right now that can be very difficult), help people in the world gender me correctly, and even keep me safe from transphobic violence. The cost for these procedures Is $16,500.
Next, there’s a boob job. This may sound frivolous to you but I can assure you that it isn’t out of vanity, or at least not SHEER vanity. Having boobs will relieve a LOT of my body dysphoria, and it will also help people gender me correctly. The cost of this is $5,000
And finally, there’s the electrolysis I need to clear the remaining facial hair from my face. This is a painful, slow process, but one I really need in order to get over the awful dysphoria that I face every morning when I have to shave. I need about $5,000 more worth of this.
As time goes by, I find it more and more urgent to have these procedures. I’m realizing that this is the body that I’m going to spend the rest of my life in, and this is the world I have to live in, and neither of those things can change without your help!
It’s so, so hard for me to ask for money, and if you choose to contribute, I can’t tell you how much it will mean to me.