Dear FTM Magazine people,
My name is Brenda but I prefer Brent and I am a 14 year old transgendered boy. I live in a really small town in Louisiana and there are no other people here like me. I only have internet access when my parents aren’t hanging over my shoulder when I’m at a coffee shop down the road. When I’m there, I’m obsessed with Doctor Who and trying to find out what my gender means. I want to go on hormones when I’m older but that won’t happen for a very long time. Until then, I like to learn about transgender stuff through people on the internet that I read about transitioning.
I don’t have a credit card or a bank account or a lot of money so I can’t donate to your kickstart page. I thought that maybe if I emailed you my story and you posted it on your website, other people would understand how important it would be to someone else to have a magazine that they could carry with them and read over and over and over again when they felt alone like I do. When I saw the picture of those boys on your covers, I thought maybe one day that could be me.
My mother and father know about how I feel but they want to ignore it and try and talk me into wearing girl clothes and acting more feminine. I think that if I could show them that other people are going through the same thing and that they aren’t freaks, or weird or bad people then it would be easier for them to accept me. As their son.
It is okay if you post this, it might help others understand why this is needed.
Please tell me when I can order my copy because I’m saving up my allowance starting now.
Have a good day!