$8,181.00 / $10,000.00
Who the heck are you?
From my About page: Rebecca Kling is a transgender artist and educator who explores gender and identity through solo pieces and educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, movement, video projection, and more. Kling takes the position that sharing accessible queer narrative with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry.
The Gift of Vagina? Really?
Sex change operation. Gender reassignment surgery. Gender affirmation surgery. Vaginoplasty. Turning a penis into a vagina. Whatever you call it, it’s scary (very!), it’s expensive (to the tune of $20,000!), and my insurance isn’t going to pay for it (not one red cent!). And it’s happening on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. On that date, I’ll be undergoing gender reassignment surgery with Dr. McGinn in Philladelphia. The surgery is happening, one way or another, but you can help me raise enough money to put a serious dent into the cost of surgery.
Why is this my problem?
There’s really no reason to be rude! But you’re right, it’s not your problem. That said:
A) Your donation can help make this big life journey a little easier
B) YOU GET COOL STUFF!
As of December 10, 2012 (just under one year until The Surgery) I have over $1,500 worth of rewards ready and waiting for YOU!
Cool stuff? What kind of stuff?
Right now, I have gift certificates to theater classes at some great Chicago institutions, tickets to shows, sex toys, hair cut and styles, trans-positive porn, Fringe Festival passes, and MORE! Over the next year, as the fundraiser continues, I plan to keep offering new and exciting rewards. Check back, and you may find some crazy new items.
You need to raise HOW MUCH MONEY?
The surgery – including travel and my stay in Philadelphia - will cost about $20,000. My goal is to raise $10,000 of that, and find other ways (ranging from loans to begging) to cover the remainder of the cost. Breaking that $10,000 would be amazing, though.
How else can I help?
I’m still looking for additional cool stuff to use as donor rewards. If you work with an organization that might have something to offer, or you yourself have some delightful skill (cooking, Tarot reading, massage, etc), please contact me to let me know.
I have more questions!
Bring ‘em on! Feel free to email me at [email protected], and lets chat!
Thanks to some of the organizations and individuals who have donated products and services: First, if you use code ‘Kling’ with Cole Simon Photography, 25% of your total will be donated to this fundraiser. Likewise, thanks to Early to Bed, Vixen Creations, New York Toy Collective, the Chicago Fringe Festival, Eli and the No Goods, Winston Rowntree and Virus Comix, Nic Buxom, Jennie Breeden and The Devil’s Panties, Handbasket Productions, the Kansas City Fringe Festival, Nothing Without a Company, Filament Theatre Ensemble, Fleshlight, Erica Dreisbach, Seth Lepore, Corinne Mucha, Aloft Loft, The Actors Gymnasium, and more. Please let me know if you feel you should be on this list and have been left out!
raised of a $10,000.00 goal