I will not be updating non-op with much frequency, possibly at all. I have closed the facebook group, left the private facebook group (if the members wish to keep it going- they are free to), and likely will not be updating the tumblr. I am leaving this site up and it will be up as long as the hosting site allows it, so that people can have access to the resource. I may return to edit it again one day in the future, but for right now I am not.
As you may know, I recently had hoped to move this to a proper host, as some people get an error that this site may be harmful to their computers and the only way I can find to fix this is with a proper, paid hosting site. I also wanted to have a forum for people to anonymously discuss the issues of being non-op trans people and get support. As I have very little income, I hoped to do this with the help of donations.
Many people expressed a desire for such a forum. When I asked if there was interest, I got a pretty decent response on facebook, email, and tumblr. Then, when I asked for help, there was radio silence.
I completely understand that not everyone can afford to give any money. I’m asking for donations precisely because I have very little money to spare as well. I do not expect every single person to give money, or for any one person to foot it all. I don’t feel like I deserve the support from anyone. I do not want anyone to feel obligated to me. But the lack of support indicates a lack of interest. It really makes me feel like my efforts have been in vain and that I’m not actually doing any real good.
Perhaps it is completely unfair of me, but I feel very burnt out.
I hope that someone else will decide to create a safe, anonymous space for non-op trans people to get support. I hope that awareness and support for this segment of the community continues to grow. I hope that this site continues to help non-op trans people feel a little bit less alone and a bit better about themselves.
I wish everyone well. I don’t hold any ill will against anyone. Perhaps my circumstances will change and I’ll be able to reopen the site and even move it to a real host and start a proper forum.