Help a Transgender Male Stay Away from his Toxic Parents
Organized by: Aiden Harwood
Hello. I'm a gay, transgender male, and my name is Aiden Harwood. I'm 21, have anxiety, depression, and am looking to see if I am high-functioning autistic.
I am here, because I have one serious problem, and the short version is that my parents do not respect who I am. I am ashamed it even has to come to this, but I don't know what else to do.
My whole life, they have been emotionally and mentally abusive, and it's caused severe damage to me that might not ever be fully healed. Now to top it off, they don't take me seriously, and are convinced I can't think for myself - even though I'm 21. They make passive-aggressive comments and do passive-aggressive things, instead of supporting me like loving parents should.
Recently, and to make things worse, I was fired from my job. The story starts when my district manager, who was laid-off and had a week to leave, failed to tell us about a policy change regarding the purchase of gift cards. This change was occurring in many stores, because a group of people were feigning being a part of a support group, and using fake credit cards to purchase massive amounts of gift cards. Not knowing any better, I fell victim to their ploy, resulting in corporate terminating me for the $4000 lost.
I am also afraid to file for unemployment, because it may cause employers to judge me, and therefore not consider an interview with me. Being terminated from a job is already not helping as it is. So, the reason I need help, is because I can't seem to acquire a new job, and will have to move out of the apartment I am living in by August 31st. I have applied to over 25 positions in two weeks, and have only gotten 2 interviews. Each time, I was not hired. Although I will continue to keep applying to places and to keep trying to get a job, I am scared it may not be in time. If that happens, I will have to move back in with my toxic family.
I don't have any real financial goal, aside from "anything would help." Even just a few hundred will give me a little extra time to get me back on my feet. If I do get a job, it will help me save up for emergencies, medical/psychological issues (like say, getting properly diagnosed or therapy), be given to the friends supporting me (as I feel incredibly guilty leeching off them), a vehicle, and/or my gender correction surgery instead. If not, I have a backup plan to bide me more time, and to keep me away from my abusers.
Please, help me stay away from a toxic household; help me stay in an environment that loves and supports me. Please.