Some of you may have noticed the donation box on the right side of this site asking for financial assistance in my facial feminization and breast surgeries, I just wanted to write a bit about why I'm asking for help.
First off, I really hate asking for stuff like this! I'm a fiercely independent person, I'm not one who has talked or written much about my transition over the years (though I certainly have posted plenty of photos on my web site!) and I've always thought that I could take care of everything in my life on my own. But with all that being said, I thought it was about time to swallow my pride a bit and ask for help.
Let's face it, surgery is fucking expensive. Facial feminization and breast augmentation aren't exactly a walk in the park, either. They both are incredibly physically, mentally, and financially challenging. These surgeries aren't something I'm going through to have fun, become beautiful, or live out a fantasy. I'm having the absolute minimum done to feminize myself, not one surgery is meant to improve my attractiveness or make me look hot. In my view, I'm correcting my physical features to what they should have been all along. I NEED to go through this to be me.
Many of you out there will know exactly what I feel, some won't, but I'm 31 years old now and while I'm not an old fart, I'm not exactly a spring chicken either. I've spent my entire life wondering and longing, and it's time to do something about it.
I do have some money saved up, but not nearly enough. I also lost my job last August and don't have a steady income. I went through another life changing moment upon becoming unemployed, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was able to take charge of my life, and do what I thought was best, instead of compromising my beliefs, work ethics, and physical well being to satisfy the needs of a greedy, manipulative employer. I'm broke, but I'm the happiest I've been in years, and I've never looked back from that.
So these days I work for me. . . and a local pub. I do freelance web design, video production, yada yada yada, and so far I'm paying the bills, barely. So for me to take charge again of my life, and do what I need to do, I've decided to ask for assistance from strangers in helping me afford the surgeries I need.
If you're reading this, (and you've gotten this far down!) you're on one the web sites I've built. In total, my sites get about 1,000 unique visitors a day. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but around 1,000 is pretty average. So here's the big sales pitch: If everyone who visited one of my sites donated $1, yes just $1, I would be eternally grateful and I would be able to afford my surgeries. I'll also take 10% of any donations I receive, and donate that to a transgender charity, or to other people asking for help in financing their transitions as well.
If you've just randomly landed on TransBlogs, and would like to learn a bit more about who I am, please visit my website at http://jenibehrens.com
I'd like to thank you in advance for any help you can give.