My name is Zhané, and I am a 29 year old transgender (MTF). I was assigned male at birth but never felt like I fit into that category. From the earliest age I knew that I was different, however around the age of 5/6 I knew I was female. My life has been very difficult holding in these feelings, and I always felt like I was "playing the part" of someone who I knew I wasn't. It was only from 18 August 2015 that I decided to do something about it, and begin my transition (HRT) on 05/08/2016.
Here is my progress so far:
I had my referral for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and have so far been on hormones for 3 year and 4 months. I have also received a letter of Gender Confirmation, which will allow me to change my legal name and gender. In South Africa at DHA, surgery is not required for this step, all that is needed a letter from a doctor or psychologist confirming your gender, I received it and is busy changing my name and gender.
What am I raising funds for and why?
I am raising funds for:
- Gender Reassignment surgery (GRS) and/or Sex reassignment surgery (SRS)
It is difficult to make any form of savings for my transition. For that reason I am asking for help to finally start this process.
Thank you for reading my story and I hope you can help me on this journey. Every Rand/dollar helps!
Thank you in advance.