Tom Wendigo’s Therapy and Surgery
I’m Thomas (still ‘Laura’ on my documents), an Italian Ftm who started his transition 2 years ago and I’m about to start my teraphy within few months.
The transition in Italy works this way: you have to go to the psychologist every 2 weeks to receive the permission to start hormone therapy. When I started the sessions I had a job and I could pay for my sessions (which costed around 620€ per year), but then in October 2013 I was forced to dismiss because customers couldn’t pay me anymore.
Well, I must admit I was happy at first: that 8 to 5 office job was really stressful, since I’m a digital artist, a graphic, and a video editor, but I couldn’t find a job in my field so I had to take the first one available.
My art page is here: https://www.facebook.com/ElephantWendigo
Anyway, at the end of 2013 I was hired by a small Californian publisher: it was my first contract for a comic series and it’s still going!
I’m really happy about it but, again, I still can’t make a living by art.
I even opened a Patreon page for my art, sold my posters and comics to national conventions, participated in many profit projects, and I opened commissions on my deviantART page , but it’s still not enough to become a freelance in my country. Too many taxes and you need to be famous or nobody will invest money/time on you.
I’m currently working at 2 artbooks, 3 comics and submitting special artworks and tutorials on my Patreon page.
The problem is I’m depressed: it’s normal when you’re about to start Testosterone Therapy, they said, but it’s still a problem when you have tight scheduling and you can’t work because of dark thoughts or the constant feeling you’re not good enough.
And yet the money is never enough: each month I have to pay my psychologist sessions and medical examinations. Last month I paid 300€ in all for my therapy + sessions, which is a huge amount, and next months could be worse.
I hate begging for money and I won’t do that, EVER: what I’m asking you is, if you can, to support my art (comment, fav, share, whatever!) and works through Patreon , DeviantART , Tumblr or Facebook , buy a commission, or just share this page.
My waiting list for commissions is open and it’s here .
>> GOFUNDME PAGE <<
Thank you in advance for everything. You’re amazing!