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Born Intersex Ashley's Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery.

Born Intersex Ashley's Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery.

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My name is Ashley Pretorius I'm 35 years old from Richard's Bay.

I was born Intersex (Both Genitals).  At birth I was assigned “Male” as my gender, a label I would spend my life trying to live up to. I always felt as if there was something wrong with me. As a boy, the reflection in the mirror staring back at me was someone I couldn’t relate to. It always seemed that the person I was seeing was someone else.

Boys are taught to play with cars and to play in the dirt, but I preferred make up and barbies much more. 

My parents could see my obsession with dress-up was more than just common curiosity.

At 22 I was diagnosed as Gender Disphoria: I was trapped in a body that didn’t belong to me.

My battle with my identity would follow me down high school corridors, where I was bullied for being "too feminine." It would lead me to attempt suicide more times than I'd like to admit. It would prevent me from finishing school and finding a job to support myself..So i created work for myself as a self employed artist.

After years of fighting my identity and trying to fit into society’s mould for me, I learned to embrace myself and start living has the woman I was born to be.

I started hormone replacement therapy and applied for Gender Reassignment Surgery in Thailand.

This is the road that has lead me to crowdfunding. I’m hoping to raise a total of R200 000 for the procedure that will allow me to become the woman I was born to be.

Your donations, however small, will cement my journey towards self-acceptance.

With this campaign I want to empower other transgender individuals to step out and share their stories with the world, so they too can be free and be their best selves.Gender Disphoria is not a choice.

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  • Feb 24, 2020 - USD $ 163.27
  • "Best wishes lovely x" - Anis

  • Feb 14, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Wishing you well and blessings" - Anon 30

  • Jan 28, 2019 - USD $ 154.51
  • "Thinking of you lovingly into a wonderful future....." - Anon

  • Oct 18, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte maatjie" - H. Schutte

  • Oct 14, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck!" - PJ Greene

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "May all your dreams come true girl!" - Summer-Raine

  • Oct 07, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "First donation to get you started sweetie " - @porkyspeople

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Donations to date

R 5 589.34

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Ashley's Medical Cause

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I am hoping to raise funds for my transition operation at Steve Biko Hospital Pta. I am a trangender woman on hormones for a year now.

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