Spring Fundraiser, Last Day

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I know it's not the best of times right now, but it is that time of year and I need your help.

Your donations will help me cover basic costs of living like food and clothing and I cannot do this without your continued supported. I understand that many of you may have lost your jobs or income because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Every donation, even if it's a small one, will help me a great deal. And if you're unable to donate, thanks for sticking around even if most of the headlines are bad these days.

Thank you in advance.

Now, those of you who follow me on Twitter may already know this, but last fall I began transitioning from male to female. My closest friends have known for a long time, but I did not come out publicly until Christmas. Many things happened to me after I lost my mother in early 2019, and one of those things was the realization that I am not who I thought I was. Although, to be honest, that almost feels like a misnomer because I was not really a whole person before and now I can be. I can finally be me.

I still have a very long way to go in transition (it's a mutli-year process) but it's literally the best thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life and I'm now in the best physical and mental shape of my life.

I do not currently intend to change my first name, Jordan, because it's already gender neutral -- but I will be changing my middle name. It will be JK at some point soon, not JM.


  • KanaW

    I’m so happy for you, Jordan, that you’ve been able to become who you really are. Girl, you are gorgeous!

    I don’t have much right now, but I’m going to pop just a little into the kitty. Take care, much love and hugs from the UK!

  • Draxiar

    Jordan, I’m really quite happy for you! I hope that any of our long distance support helps in some way and, wow, the courage and self realization to transition is mind blowing. Bravo to you!

    • JMAshby

      Thank you!

  • muselet

    It took courage to realize who you are.

    It took courage to say it publicly.

    I think I speak for everyone here assembled when I say good on ya.


  • gescove

    Work in Progress indeed… I wondered what might be afoot. All I have to go on are the photos you attach to your posts, but you are so clearly happy in this one. Cheers!