AUTHENTIK is a project created by two trans youth in an effort to bring the FTM (female-to-male) transgender community in Hong Kong together. The aim of this project is to raise funds to purchase chest binders for trans men in Hong Kong who are unable to afford them or in situations where they are not able to purchase them. Chest binders are often used by trans men to flatten the chest and give a more masculine appearance. However, many FTM individuals who are unable to purchase binders resort to unsafe binding techniques, such as ace bandages - which are detrimental to the body. AUTHENTIK aims to purchase safe binders from two of the top binding brands, Underworks and GC2B, which those who are receiving can pick between. We plan on using 100% of the donations on purchasing these binders and giving them away completely free of charge.
AUTHENTIK also plans to expand later on by possibly shipping to places outside of Hong Kong once the project is fully on its feet, and hopefully even be able to fund for surgeries one day!