Help James get something off their chest!
$355 raised
4% of $8k goal
10 contributors
65 Weeks running

About me: I’m a passionate animal lover from Roanoke, VA working at a nonprofit animal welfare organization in the Shenandoah Valley (yep, the same one the sad song is about). I was privileged as a young adult to spend time in safe spaces, and I found the latitude to question my gender. While I was described as a tomboy in my childhood, there is perhaps more to the story as an adult.

The Challenge: I am deeply rooted to nonprofits and cause-based work, leaving little time and energy left towards pure capital gain. That said, over my years of questioning, researching, listening to trans people’s personal journeys, and amplifying voices where and when I can, surgery is going to be part of my transition to greater comfort in my own body and my own skin. While I find it difficult to put into language the nuance of how I feel in my body, the long and short of it is that I’m very uncomfortable with some of its features that cannot be the shape I feel they should without top surgery. 

The Goal: The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money to pay for my top surgery. Donations will go directly to getting something off my chest so I can continue my work in the nonprofit sector with animals who have no voice otherwise.

I humbly ask for your consideration among so many other worthy causes. A few dollars, a few cents, is deeply appreciated! Every contribution counts! No donation is too small!

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$2 USD
Hand-written Thank You Postcard
I have a HUGE collection of amazing paper from my days as an art student and I would love to use it thanking my generous contributors!
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$12 USD + shipping
Friendship Bracelet
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A simple, nostalgic way of sharing a fist bump! If 1000 people donate $12, we’ll be there, so thanks for being a friend.
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$30 USD
Typographic Poster
Love a certain quote? Want a daily reminder to take a deep breath or believe in yourself? I can custom make one for you! You tell me the word or phrase and the vibe you want or I can pick one out for you, and can send you a beautiful, slick, typographic poster for you!
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$50 USD
Digital Doodle
I didn’t spend all that time arguing with Photoshop in the computer lab for nothing! Doodles/sketches aren’t going to be super detailed so keep requests pretty simple. If you don’t send be a subject, I’ll probably doodle cute animals for you.
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$80 USD + shipping
Handmade Scarf: You Pick Colors!
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If I could hug my contributors, I totally would if they wanted one. The next best thing is a handmade scarf. I can do Hogwarts houses, lgbtqia+ Pride, sports teams, whatever! If you don’t specify, that’s cool. I’ll pick some out for you.
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$120 USD
Digital Painting
A full on digital painting, subject of your choice! If 100 contribute this amount, the goal is met! Please be gentle, I’m a rusty painter!
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$300 USD + shipping
Original Traditional Media Art
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Within a reasonable size, I will draw or paint you something of your choice. Shipping will depend on the medium chosen.
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