Hello there, my name is Kris and I have been identifying as male for over a year. I am not exactly a proud trans man, but I’m caught in a really bad situation and need help. 

In less than a week I turn eighteen and on the 27th I leave for college. After that, I’m out on my ass. My parents are transphobic and refuse to pay for any of my expenses. Not even migraine medication, as shown above, which I need on a daily basis to function. Because my father is refusing to pay my tuition for the semester like he promised he would, I am now over $3000 in debt excluding my textbooks costs. I am unemployed, six months overdue, and really scared. My college is threatening to forfeit my classes, meaning I can’t leave an abusive household for another semester. I need to get out.

I plan on taking out a student loan next week to cover my college fees and once I move I’m hunting for a job. But even with a job, I can’t juggle the cost of living and transitioning expenses. Unfortunately, I must choose the former over my mental health. Which is why I’m begging for some help for transitioning fees. I’m tired of feeling like shit most of the time because of gender dysphoria, hating my image in the mirror, and crying myself dry on bad nights. 

My current goal is $2000 towards gender therapy, blood work, and testosterone injections. (My current healthcare plan doesn’t cover transitioning fees.) I know it is very unlikely I will reach this goal, but even a little money is better than nothing. If you could find it in your hearts to spare me even five dollars, I would greatly appreciate it. 


Thank you.



If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? 

Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.

Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?

On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.

If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown  





In honor of national dog day, here’s a vid of my sister’s dog Buddy struggling to get inside. Hahahaha.

buddy does not know