US$595.00raised of $12,000.00 goal goal
Hello! I'm Glenny, I'm a black transgender woman, I'm 30 years old. I created this campaign in search of my right to be myself. I come here because the cost of the entire transition (a secure home, medical appointments, hormones, therapy, surgeries...) is prohibitively expensive. Transforming my appearance is essential to becoming who I am and what I want to be. In my case it is life or death.
I've been through a lot, despite my best efforts to try to finance everything myself, sadly it still hasn't been enough to provide me with a level of safety and comfort to be able to walk down the street free from misogyny, transphobia, intimidation and abuse and this brings me to the present moment, where I ask for your understanding and help. As someone who comes from a working class background, I absolutely hate asking people for money. I'm embarrassed, but I have no choice but to turn to third parties who understand my situation.
For many years I have been abused, gender dysphoria is exhausting and debilitating. The scariest thing has been being attacked by my own family because of my appearance. When my father is in a bad mood or drunk he hits me just because of my appearance, my mother does nothing to correct it, she uses offensive words against me. I tried to get a job and move, but was discriminated against in job interviews countless times because of my appearance and rejected by multiple landlords. Without a job, accessing insurance coverage is still an issue to deal with. It's frustrating.
I managed to escape from a difficult relationship, my ex-partner had an explosive temper, I took refuge in her for comfort and company, but she wouldn't let me talk to anyone, I was abused and beaten by her. Every day I struggle with depression, with my body, to the point that I have almost no energy left to LIVE. I have become more isolated as my body and soul continue to diverge.
Only my Aunt Donna tries to protect me, my friends abandoned me, as if I had a contagious disease. I rarely leave my room let alone my house, I fear for my life every day.
2 years ago I tried to run away from home, I did not have much money, I faced a very harsh world, where I felt I had no place, I wandered the streets for a few weeks, I received humiliation, mistreatment and I was mercilessly raped, I felt so alone and unlucky that I tried to commit suicide. I came home with the help of my Aunt Donna, I have never felt safe as myself, not even in my own body. I don't remember a time when I was really happy, thanks to the support of my aunt I have survived and I am finally going through the transition process to help alleviate so much suffering.
Inadequate insurance and financial strain have forced me to give up transitioning for years and years, my ultimate goal is to raise $11K
I am desperately asking for your help right now. In recent months I have observed with calm and respect those who have achieved it, their achievements have motivated me even more, although I must confess that I have felt a little envious.
I know this is a lot to ask, considering the stress all trans people are facing due to growing hostility and health issues related to the pandemic, but I have no choice. I don't want to live the rest of my days in a body that doesn't feel like mine. If you can't donate, please share this link with friends who can. I don't know how long this will take, but I appreciate any support you can give me.
I just want to be able to exist in public spaces and not live in a constant state of anxiety, anguish and fear that something is going to happen to me or that a complete stranger will harm me in some way.
Thanks for coming here and trying to help me…
- Glenny Copeland
“I was born in the wrong body”Update posted by Glenny Copeland at 03:59 am
Hello! I'm Glenny, I'm a black transgender woman, I'm 30 years old. I created this campaign in search of my right to be myself. I come here because the cost of the entire transition (a secure home, medical appointments, hormones, therapy, surgeries...) is prohibitively expensive. Transforming my appearance is essential. . . . .