Becoming your true self is a journey. Some find it through their passions and professions, art, music or trends... but others need to physically become our true self.
Hello, my name is Lawrence Alexander Good, and I am Transgender.
I was assigned female at birth, and currently have a female body. I was able to tell that I was not like the other kids starting at around age 6. I liked more "tomboy" toys and clothing. I never acted particularly feminine, despite the wishes of my peers and family. Growing up I slowly realized that it was not just a "tomboy" phase, but that I was in fact a boy. A male trapped in a female body.
Due to safety reasons and personal life, I have had to hide my true self up until now. When I turned 20 this past February, I came out to my family (and they barely support me, save for one or two trying to get the pronouns and such right yet). My girlfriend and her friends support me, as well as the friends I've met through my art... but at my house, I am basically on my own.
Now, onto why I need support financially. I currently am looking for a job, which is hindered by lack of transportation and I still live at home due to no income. I'm trapped in the young adult vicious cycle. Once I get a job and income, I do in fact plan to put money to this endeavor. I do NOT expect people to fund this entirely. The breakdown is this for the Female to Male transition: $500 - Name Change
With my name having to be legally changed from my birth name, I need to go through the court system (and it's fees), have my change published in 2 public printed sources (newspapers), and change legal documents.$1000-$2000 - Therapy
I need to undergo a year of therapy, both mentally and physically. I will need to start taking testosterone replacements and have a licensed therapist to sign off on papers acknowledging this is a legitimate life change. $7500-$8000 - The Top Surgery
There is a doctor I looked up local to my that performs top surgery (breast removal) for this price, as well as a recovery/therapy program. This will be one of, if not the MAJOR step to being able to show my true self.TOTAL PROJECTED COST - $10,000
After the major surgery, I'm settled, I will start saving up for the hysterectomy, then I will be as set as science will allow me to be! Now, for rewards! $5 - Flat colored headshot sketches! $15 - Digital Sketch $20 - Semi-Colored Digital image $40 - Colored Digital image and some shading$50 - Fully Colored, Shaded, Highlighted, Digital image$60 - complex details--scars, tattoos, complex clothing or a design. Digital.$70 - full effects--Digital, like fire, lighting, ect.
~Additional Character extra Cost at $15 along with Second character, animal or other significant object.~
ALL MONEY WILL GO TO MY LIFE TRANSITION. Art for a good cause! My goal is to start the therapy and name change process by February 26 2016, when I turn 21.
Thank you so much for your consideration, and please contact me for details on commissions or donations. Here's to a new life and finally being able to be myself!
I know many don't support this but I am really in a big rut with all this and having fan support or any support is really needed. Please if you want to show your support, feel free to donate, or just spread the word! If you spread it here on Deviant art, please mention me with the tag please it helps when you mention me.
Tumblr. Mention me with my username there Terrance-Hunter-Zombie.
Facebook, mention me as BarricadeXBumblebee.
This means a lot to me!