THIS. IS. MY. PASSION. THE.BINDER.PROJECT
There is a big world out there. And it is full of big problems. And I want to help solve all of them. But, as I became more aware of the problems in my community, the young LGBTQIA+ community, I saw a lot of problems that might seem small on a global scale, but are all consuming for those having them.
The trans community is ignored. It is legally discriminated against (Bathroom Bill, anyone?). It is not taken seriously. But if you are a trans kid, and your physical body doesn’t match your gender, it can be devastating. The trans community is under attack because while it is a huge personal problem, it doesn’t spill out beyond someone’s immediate friends and family. But 50% of trans kids seriously consider suicide, and 25% attempt suicide every year. Some of that is caused by the disassociation between body and identity which can lead to depression. But some of it is caused by lack of family support or access to resources, mostly financial, to buy the items needed to help a trans teen have their body match their identity.
That’s why I started The.Binder.Project. on Instagram. This a place where someone who needs a chest binder, but can’t afford one, or who’s parents and family don’t understand their need for a chest binder, can get one free of charge. Just talk to me at The.Binder.Project and we can work it out.
Here is the deal – if you need a binder, but can’t afford or get one. I want to help. I will buy a binder for you, ship it to me, repackage it so it looks like it is coming from a friend, and then ship it to you. Then you are safe, and happy. And that makes me happy.
If you have read this far, and you don’t need a binder, here is how you can help.
I only use high quality g2cb binders. They aren’t cheap. And we want to help more kids be themselves. Please consider donating, any amount you can. All funds will go to the purchase, shipping and packaging of binders for trans kids.
Thank you so much for your support.