Hello my name is Ümit. I am a transgender man living in Turkey. After struggling with gender identity issues for many years, I have decided to get a series of operations, to be able to live inside a body that matches with my perception of myself. In the last 5 years, relying on my own financial and social resources, I have managed to get my top surgeries. In order to complete my gender affirmation process, there is one final surgery I need to undergo - an abdominal flep phalloplasty.
This surgery will cost me a total of 8950 dollars and there is no way I could possibly afford this by myself. With the support of my friends and loved ones, I was able to raise a small part of it. For the remaining 8590 dollars, I gratefully ask for your contrbiution, small or big.
In my local town, I do not share my trans identity with anyone. I am known as a man, but I still cannot confidently present myself as one. I simply feel incomplete and fear being uncovered this way. Unless I complete my gender affirmation process, I know I won’t be comfortable socializing. It is becoming increasingly difficult to get by in my day-to-day life. I cannot apply for a job, I cannot make proper friends, I simply cannot live a decent life at this point.
That’s why I need your support in finalizing my journey into becoming the gender I have always felt right for me. Even the smallest contribution will bring me closer to my freedom. Even if you cannot afford to support me financially, I still count on your support in sharing my link with the right people to help me find peace and freedom in my body.