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Amy's Transition Fund

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Hi friends-
First I wanted to say thanks a million for all the support with the new music coming out in a couple of weeks! It makes me incredibly happy so many are looking forward to listening.
BUT that’s not what this sappy letter is about!

I wanted to take a couple minutes and open up to everyone about some things that have been going on in my personal life.
The truth is, I’ve been struggling severely with my gender dysphoria more than ever in recent months. It’s something that I’ve always concealed in the back of my mind, and through the years has slowly crept its way to the front. Last year was when things really started to hit me hard, and this mental warfare has just really escalated twice as fast since then. I let it get to a point where it was eating away at me and affecting everything in my life. My thoughts, my relationships, my confidence, but most importantly my sense of self. I knew what needed to be addressed but always told myself that I’ll get to it when I’m ready. While this time in my life has been very much anticipated, I never imagined having the opportunity to confide in 100,000 people. Although I feel safe and supported, this is still a daunting decision to be so vulnerable.

I wanted to let you all know that I’m trans, and began HRT a little over a month ago. Even in this short amount of time, the comparison to how I was feeling just a few months ago is night and day. It’s a different sense of happiness that is slowly but surely bringing back my self assurance, and everyday it gets easier to look in the mirror.

Like the meds, my chosen family are also helping me tremendously and have played such an important role in beginning my transition comfortably with their love and support. I really can’t thank them enough for just how much they’ve done for me.
Along with this affirmation journey comes expensive procedures that my insurance either completely doesn’t cover, or covers only a fraction of the cost. As someone who’s always been independent since they were a kid, asking for help isn’t something that’s super easy for me. But unfortunately my current financial situation doesn’t really leave me any other option. So, I’m going to start raising funds for my FFS, if anyone would like to help make this affordable to me.

As of right now I’m just going with Amy out of drag, which I thank Malaysia for. (I know it’s somewhat reminiscent of my drag name but True story- she was the first one to call me that and the first time she did I had a little lightbulb over the head moment.) I feel a lot of pressure to pick the perfect name but in the meantime, this is a comfy placeholder for me.

I appreciate you all so much and your support means the world to me. If I’ve learned one thing in the last year or two, it’s to make sure I remind myself how lucky I am to have the amount of people in my corner that I do. Thank you.


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Amy C
West Hartford, CT

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