so here’s my situation
i’m a 19 year old trans women going through her early transition. i moved out of my home because of the awful environment i got from my old conservative grandparents, and am currently living with a tumblr user i met through the trans housing network. i have bi-polar disorder and am unmedicated because i haven’t been able to afford it in years. i was laid off from my job a few weeks ago due to being a “seasonal employee”, and have been trying hard to find something ever since then.
i have $20.05 in my bank account, i’m unemployed, and currently searching for a job in the post-holiday job market.
i get two of those medical bills every month; i’m on a payment plan of $108 a month for visits that happened within the past year. i haven’t been able to pay off any of it in a very long time. these are supposed to be covered by worker’s comp, since it happened at work, but i get the bills regardless and my former employer won’t talk to me about it. i owe about $4,400 from my two visits to the emergency room.
i owe about $110 every month for my phone bill; having a phone is basically a requirement for getting a job, to answer calls for interviews, to be able to CALL people.
i owe my roommate about $310 each month for rent - this doesn’t include the cost of internet, electricity, and other utilities. i have this month off, because she does understand my situation, but i’d rather go for as little time as possible living off her generosity.
my transition pills - estradiol and spironolactone - cost me about $80 monthly at the moment, which will likely increase as my dosage gets upped. i’d also like to be able to afford bloodwork because i am self medicating at the moment, but i don’t have the $250 necessary to pay for the procedure, and i don’t qualify for medicaid in texas.
i get $16 per month from food stamps, and that is all i have in terms of food, other than what i’ve taken from my grandparents. my roommate absolutely cannot afford to feed both of us, and right now we’re subsisting off a 50 lb bag of rice i bought from costco a few months ago and $1 hamburger helper meals
i’m in a bad situation. i can’t afford to feed or house myself and until i get a job i don’t know what else to do to change this.
if you could help me it’d be amazing; i’m buried under these bills and i have no idea what i’m going to do.
i need to pay off these bills, and i need to be able to pay my roommate for the room she has allowed me to stay in. i need clothes, food, my phone… i’m really lost here.
there’s a donate button set up on my blog’s sidebar if you have anything you can spare at all. if you can’t, a reblog would be appreciated