My name is Roma, I am a trans girl from the UK.
You may be wondering why I am crowdfunding my transition when I live in the UK and have the NHS so let me answer that one for you real quick:
I have been referred by a mental health assessor to a Wales based Clinic (as I live in Wales). This should all be fine and I should get an appointment soon right? Nope! Waiting lists are around a year long (some are even longer) and that is far too long for me to be happy waiting. Another issue would be the fact that the Welsh Clinic isn't even open yet! In fact, statements from the team opening the clinic have stated numerous opening dates for the clinic from 2017 onwards and all have been and gone without the clinic actually opening.
Currently, there is no opening date on the info site. This essentially means I am on a waiting list that is not going to move for the foreseeable future and when it does eventually start moving (if ever, many people are losing hope that it will ever open) it'll be at least a year before I get an initial appointment - let alone a follow up or prescription for hormones.
All of this is happening while I try to deal with the crippling dysphoria that is putting a strain on every aspect of my life from my university education to my friendships to my never ending battles with depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Please consider giving any amount you can spare so that I can transition privately (the goal amount here is just a ballpark figure to cover my fees with a private clinic and the cost of my chest surgery or facial surgery if I need those later on)
(P.S. if you're here from my instagram, consider this: if all of my followers - at the time of writing this - donated just 46 pence, this fundraiser would be over)
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