Hello . My name is Kira. Although not many call me like that, deep inside I feel the need. I am 18 now, but the story goes back to 2018 when I started hormone therapy on my own, preparing myself for suicide but deciding to live (as I believe we all deserve to live), and since then, despite the fact that I feel better, I've been feeling very anxious lately because of one thing about my body that makes it harder to wake up every morning. I've been going through a lot since I chose to live authentically: physical abuse since 15, bullying, complications from the treatment, things that eventually messed up my mental health. I've been studying hard to get a job because I want to pay for my gender reassignment surgery and my university taxes. However, the sum is so big, and I actually need help. I know my family won't have the money yet they do not support my choice to transition. But, at some point transition became so important for me and it wasn't much of a choice.
I live in one of the poorest european countries (Moldova) with a medium salary of 150-200$ a month. We are also one of the most homophobic and transphobic countries in the world. It's unbelievable yet many trans people do not have a job, access to medical care, face public outrage. But I have to stand for my self because I am as human as other people are. My gender reaasignment surgery wouldn't change me at all; it would help me to discover who I am. One day I see myself living next to my husband and raising our adopted children.