My name is Sinem. I'm a transgender woman originally from the Middle East. I currently live in Turkey as a refugee. Turkey is not a LGBT friendly country. I claimed refugee status here after running away from my family in my home country where I was facing violence and threaths on my life not because I wanted to but becuase it was my only option. I started my journey into becoming myself 2 years ago but I'm not able to get the necesssary surgeries to treat my gender dysphoria and in order to be safer in society due to lack of finances. I have tried many things before I resorted to a fundraisr. Unfortunately this is my only option to save the money I need to get the surgeries in order to feel at peace with myself and just be safe in the society that I live in which is not trans-friendly at all. I have gone through and fought so much to give up now. So I kindly ask you do help me get the money I need to have my surgeries and finally be happy with who I am. Because the state I'm in right now is far away from "happy" or "helathy". Do not forget, any dollar counts. Thak you.