I will start off by introducing myself: Hi, I am Matt and I am transgender and like many queer kids, I am trying to build a life for myself – a life where I could be happy, where I could be free, where I could be me. But it’s hard, you see, I come from an extremely close-minded country; a country where you could be sentenced to a life of imprisonment
or worse if they so much as suspected you were queer (the reason I can't post any pictures of myself online, expect on private accounts). I am one of the lucky ones, though, because I am studying abroad, which gave me the freedom to slowly but surely become more comfortable and more confident in my identity.
And the sob story continues…
I came out to my mom recently, over a skype call, and she did not take it well. She forced me to return home for the summer – and its been hell, let me tell you – and took away any means for me to save up for my surgery. I am going to try not to go into details for fear of triggering anyone but my mom is extremely abusive. Abusive is really an understatement – she is determined to keep shackled to her ideals and threatening my safety and wellbeing if I so much as said a word she does not approve of. She went to as far as to threaten to send me to jail if I don’t act the way she wants me to.
Coming out to my mom is probably the worst, most foolish decision I’ve made in my entire life. My mother, out of fear that I might ruin her “reputation”, is taking away every other option I have to save up money for my surgery. I know it is too much to ask but I would be grateful for any help I could get.
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to get to know me better, please don’t hesitate to contact me on my twitter. If there is anything I could offer you in return for your help, please don't hesitate to ask.