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    Weʼve raised £0 to Help Mia Get Life Affirming Gender Surgeries

    Location
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
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    Closed on Wednesday, 14th December 2016

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    Story

    Hi I'm Mia. I'm 27 years old, I'm a transgender woman, and for the first 25 years of my life I was in complete denial of who I was, and a “boy”.

    After years of abuse, and bad decisions I finally hit rock bottom. This was three years ago; I was broke, I was jobless, and had just gone through a very turbulent couple of months where I deeply considered suicide. Then something changed. I was tired of living a lie, I would do the one thing that scared me more than dying, finally admit to the world that I was a woman.

    I started living as me, ready to face a whole new set of challenges, and many problems.

    I've been on estradiol (female hormones) for a year, & testosterone blockers for a couple months and they have already changed my life, and mind for the better.

    While my body is changing there are aspects of my body that no amount of makeup, hormones and my personal efforts can change. I can't magic away my genitalia, and fat redistribution doesn't change my bone structure, a nose (which I have previously broken several times in prior attempts to appear masculine), a very noticeable trachea (adams apple), and many more male signifiers which still cause me distress on a daily basis.

    The only real way to address these issues is surgical. Facial Feminisation Surgery (FFS) to be exact, an orchiectomy, and the option to enhance other areas.

    This funding campaign is designed to hopefully raise the money needed for me to undergo this surgery. Meaning that I can finally address the problems with my body that would otherwise go unchanged.

    I'm saving myself but it's extremely difficult, I honestly could use the help. Now I don't actually expect to receive anything, but anything you can spare would really help make my life that much better, and turn this from a pipe dream into something that's achievable. Even if its just sharing my story.

    If you have questions don't hesitate to contact me.

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        Mia Cruddas

        Mia Cruddas

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        Birmingham, United Kingdom

        Mia is fundraising for gender affirming surgeries. While she's raising the money herself at this rate it will take around a decade to get there. If you feel like helping you can share this fundraiser or be even more amazing by donating "THIS ISN'T EVEN MY FINAL FORM" - Mia x

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