Hi Tumblr! My name is Rose and I’d like to ask for your help.
As you can probably tell from my photo, I am a male-to-female trans woman currently undergoing transition. While I’ve found an affordable way to receive hormones, there’s one very important key to passing which I am not in the financial state to afford.
Facial feminization surgery or FFS is an umbrella term for a number of surgeries that correct masculine features like the jaw, chin, cheeks, brow, nose, and trachea. Unfortunately, I have developed some incredibly masculine characteristics.
That’s why I’m coming to you. I ask you not for a large sum of money to help out someone who is probably just another internet friend or even a stranger, but I am asking for something much more reasonable: one single dollar, and a reblog.
I’ve felt guilty about making a post like this for a long time. There are other nobler causes and reasons to spend money and I’m not exactly the pinnacle of Tumblr fame either. However, with a job that only supports my ability to feed myself and pay rent, there’s no way I will afford vital surgeries to help reduce dysphoria and complete my transition.
Surgeries such as jaw/chin/nose recontouring as well as tracheal shave and brow transplant certainly aren’t cheap. However, I do believe that if a lot of people contribute a small amount, I might come closer to affording them.
Do you have to donate? It’s appreciated, but even a simple reblog would help out a lot! Do you have to donate $1? Feel free to donate more if you want. I’ll even give you a sketch of whatever if you put in $10 or more.
The donation page is available here. Thanks for reading this long post and I appreciate any donations or signal boosts.