Today I write this as August, a proud trans man. I fought hard to get
here. Not just society but myself and the idea of letting down those in my life. Despite coming to terms with who I am, I am still uncomfortable. This level of discomfort wasn’t something I struggled with when I was young. My childhood centered around being a dedicated athlete. I was home schooled so socialization and fitting into what other people thought was normal wasn’t something that haunted me every day. Then puberty hit. And all of a sudden. A tomboy who didn’t grasp their own reality, that they don’t get to grow up to the man they always thought they would be, became a woman. I was born Summer, a healthy baby girl.
I told my family and I began my transition. Everyone had their opinions to what I was doing but it didn’t matter. With everyday, I saw new sides of myself, sides I always knew were there. It was this confidence I dreamed I had. It changed everything. I finally had the confidence to go after the things I was always wanted, some of them I didn’t even understand until I became this version 2.0. Now I am a man who is almost comfortable in his skin. The final piece of my complicated puzzle still looming over my head. For the most part you have the ability to become whoever you want. The ability to hit the gym and attain your goals through sweat and hard work. Unfortunately for me I can’t run off my biggest insecurity. I still carry the burden of my chest both literally and physically. Living with boobs as a dude is exactly what you think it would be, a struggle. All the while time is moving on and I feel as though my life is sort of on pause. I am ready to press play. In all aspects of my life. To the career I hope to pursue in film/television as a voice for the trans community, to the countless beach days I have missed out on, for the many shirtless selfies, but mainly so I can be proud of the hard work I’ve put in.
This is my second run at the Go Fund Me Campaign for my top surgery, lets call it " Version 2.0 " . The first was almost two years ago. I appreciate every person who has helped me on my journey so far and those who continue to support me everyday. A lot has changed for me in the two years, my voice, my name, my confidence, but one thing still rings true. Top surgery is a top priority ( pun intended ). Please help me reach this goal. Every dollar counts. Every day counts.
Wrabel the artist, brains, and heart behind "the village" is hosting a benefit concert on Oct. 3rd to continue the raise. Clink the link below if you want to join in on a fun.
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