My chosen name is Riley. I am a twenty-four year old pre-everything trans* man currently living around Chicago, Illinois.
Some words that I use to describe myself: Queer. Artist. Equality Activist. Feminist. Anarchist. Crust Punk.Politikal Atheist. Body/Sex-Positive. Drummer. BookWorm. Atheist. Riot Grrrl. Rebel-Rouser.
I have recently come out online (and to some friends) as trans* after believing myself to be a number of other identities. Many people in my life (including family) still do not know of my trans* status. Therefore, I am stealth.
A couple months ago, I was evicted from my last home, and subsequently had to quit my full-time job. Since then, I was forced to move back home with my family. At the moment, I am unemployed - and looking for steady work. Until then, I do not have any income or health insurance. Therefore, I am transitioning naturally - with vitamins, a particular diet, and workout schedule.
In the meantime, I have created and run the blog Project Queer. I update Project Queer multiple times every day with: queer news, action alerts, human rights violations, photos, videos, quotes, and more. I dedicate my time to writing articles, opening discussions, giving advice, and answering questions involving the queer community in an effort to educate others and promote equality.
You can check out Project Queer here:
- I hope to have at least a part-time job by the end of December.
- I also hope to start seeing a credible doctor early next year in order to discuss my being prescribed testosterone.
- Eventually, I hope to have top surgery by the end of next year.
You can donate by using the widget on the left side of my blog or via this link: http://helpriley.chipin.com/top-surgery-fund
If I raise $6,000 - all of it shall go towards the surgery, therapy, consultations, and testosterone - everything that effects my transition.
If you have any questions or comments for me, I can be contacted at my personal blog located here: http://www.solemnhypnotik.tumblr.com
Or here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading, folks.
Peace & love,