Help! Transition is Expensive!
Hi! I'm Maypop! You may know me because you've seen me get loud on the internet, look fierce at a dance party or attended one of my charming brunches. Here's the thing: I'm a transwoman, which means I was assigned male at birth and have been spending the last 23 years attempting to correct that error. After beginning hormone treatment over a year ago, it's finally come time for one of the biggest steps in my journey: top surgery, a.k.a breast augmentation. This surgery will help my body become much closer to my identity, my dysphoria be eased, and in general benefit my ability to exist in this world. It's a win/win/win!
Here's what it'll take:
This surgery will be a huge step toward getting my legal gender marker switched from M to F, which means a lot for my safety, psychological and social well-being. Insurance does not cover this sort of surgery, and I am painfully underemployed, so I'm gonna need help from my community:
- The surgery will cost about $6300
- That cost covers operating room fees, anesthesia and the surgery itself
- If I get $6000, I'll be able to cover the surgery, and the time off work I'll need to recover!
- Any money beyond the cost of surgery, I'll donate to local rad queer and trans organizations!
Other Ways You Can Help
Give whatever you can! If every one of my facebook friends gave 11 dollars, the fundraising would end tomorrow! If you can't give any money, signal boost me! Share my link on your facebook wall, tumblr, twitter, whatever! This will help the process so much.
Help me get the body I can thrive in!
Hugs! Literally, you can have all the hugs you want from me any time, all you have to do is ask and they're yours.
An invite to my boob appreciation brunch! Once I get the dang things, I'll throw a brunch and cook a bunch of delicious food to celebrate with everyone who helped me get here.
I will send you a tastefully trashy signed-in-lipstick pin up photo featuring the goodies themselves! This is the stuff that boudoir dreams are made of.
You can request a specific pin up photo of your very own, featuring props and outfits of any kind! Also signed-in-lipstick. Also you can be in the photo if you want.
In addition to fulfilling all of the perks above for you, I'll also do your makeup for the special event of your choice. I'm actually kinda good at makeup so this could be really cool for you.