Hello, my name is Martin and I am FTM (female-to-male) transgender guy. I live in Poland, in the city of Warsaw.
For many years I have searched for myself. Many years I have wondered what is wrong with my life and how to fix it. I knew since I was a kid, that there was something, but I couldn’t wrap my head around it for a long time. Then, when I finally found answer, I needed some time to gather my strength, because coming out as transgender is not an easy thing to do, especially in Poland. But I did it, 1 year 8 months ago I started my transition. It was the best thing I could have done. When I did it, I could really feel relief and a that feeling you get when you come to the right path in your life (is there a word for it?). Now I am glad to see changes in my body and changes in my life, but I’m also worried. I started my transition quite late, being in my late 20s, so will I be able to enjoy being young man without shame and anxiety, but with hope and new perspectives for future? I feel like my time is running out.
I need to act fast and i need your help with this.
Right now I’m collecting money to get top surgery (mastectomy). This is the first operation for transgender people (ftm) to live normally. Without it, you have to flatten your chest everyday, to make it look like normal, male chest.
Now, when the summer is starting, when it’s hot and everyone is trying to wear least amount of clothes possible, trans people are painlessly reminded of how important top surgery is. You really can’t live comfortable life without it.
But comfort isn’t all. Dysphoria does not allow me to enjoy my life. With dysphoria every day is hard, every small activity is accomplishment. How would it feel to be able to look in the mirror and really like what you see? I really don’t know, but I hope that with your help I’ll get there and experience it myself.
I can’t put in words how much it would mean to me, if you would help me get this money. Every dollar is important to me, any even small help counts. Every payment will bring me closer to this goal.
I just want to look like an ordinary person and don’t have to worry every single day that someone will judge me by my appearance. It may not sound like much, but for me it is really a big deal.
I will be grateful for any financial support.
Thank you for reading this message.