Hello! My name is Eddie, I’m a 21 year old trans guy from the south of the UK.
I came out as a trans man when I was 17 (back in 2015) and have been socially transitioning ever since. I started testosterone in September 2018, and for me top surgery is the next step. My chest makes me extremely dysphoric because it does not feel like mine. In my mind, my chest should be flat.
I’m trying to raise money for my top surgery as I’ve been binding for roughly 6 years now and the pain is too much for me to wait for surgery on the NHS any longer. I’ve been saving up my own money for about 3 years and I will continue to do so, but I’m finding it difficult as I also need to use my money for food and travel to medical appointments.
I’ve worked out that if I can raise just £3,000 more then I should be able to get top surgery this summer. I am hoping to go to uni to study Film and Media and would love to be able to have top surgery before I start as it would be a great weight off my chest - pun intended!
Anything you can spare would be a great help in getting me closer to my goal. I’m also planning on offering a few things for sale to raise money for my surgery so keep your eyes peeled!
If you wouldn’t mind also sharing this link with your friends I’d really appreciate it. Hopefully together we can help get me to a place where I can be happy and comfortable in my own body!