I'm Julie, I'm a girl who just happens to be trans. This is a fund for my two initial appointments in GenderCare, in order to get hormone replacement therapy. This means I need 600 pounds. I am fundraising in PLN, because I don't have an account in the UK at the moment. I don't have any funds I can use for this at the moment either, nor my parents do, and I hope I can count on your help with this.
If you want to see me rambling in detail, carry on reading!
I am currently in the UK, in the last year of my A-Levels. I would normally live in Poland, but, long story short, I got a full 100% scholarship to a private boarding school in the UK last year, and I got caught out by the pandemic. I'm extremely grateful to the UWC organisation for it.
The fact I'm now in the UK also enabled me to feel safer and generally, be much more confident in the possibility of getting rid of all this dysphoria I have. I might have moved, at least for now, to the UK from Poland, a country which has now become notorious for being extremely homophobic. I wouldn't be able to even think about transitioning there without fearing that I might one day wake up to a government that actively wants people like me to disappear, or be disappeared.
Especially considering the current massive protests for women's rights due to abortion being nearly completely banned in Poland, which might exacarbate the government's authoritarian tendencies. Hopefully they work out well, and hopefully PiS falls, but I digress.
This doesn't mean my strifes with other issues are over. I might soon lose the ability to access the NHS for free due to Brexit, and even if I don't, the waiting lists are extremely overfilled, and neither me, nor my parents have the funds for me to self-medicate at this moment either. This would also be dangerous, and I'd generally want to avoid that. I'm not in any way a medical specialist, nor do I know nearly enough about the potential side-effects of the exact form of estrogen I'd be taking. Additionally, there is an option of me having to leave the UK and study in uni somewhere else, so waiting really isn't an option.
I'm not exactly rich either, far from it, really. My dad has multiple sclerosis, and is the only person working out of me, my mom, and him. He works from home, and his ability to walk, and generally his motoric functions have been deteriorating for the past few years. The household is rather stretched thin sometimes in terms of money, and together with his medication and my HRT, it would be simply too much. Not to mention, they also have to pay for travel to where my boarding school is. It's not an option for them to finance me.
This is why I'm raising money for this first step. I want to genuinely look like I'd like to, I want to get rid of everything on my body that's bothering me, and change into a person I can look into the mirror and not be completely disgusted by. But I can't do it in any other way at the moment, and waiting will only make my body deviate more, and more permanently from who I actually want to be.
If you want to donate, if you have spare money, go ahead. I'll be extremely grateful if everything works out in the end. If you've read all of this, thank you. Have a good day! :D