Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Raises Funds for Employee’s Gender Affirming Surgery
A company called “Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics” is hardly a company I would expect to be pushing for progressive, social justice-related causes. (The decision to name the company after a severe anxiety disorder for which over 50% of diagnosed individuals experience suicidal ideation is troubling, to put it mildly.)
However, OCC is stepping up to help a Manhattan employee named Jennifer Hunt raise cash for two gender affirming surgeries. The combined cost of her male-to female sexual reassignment surgery and breast augmentation will be a steep $30,000 minimum. Because her insurance company classifies these surgeries as merely “cosmetic”, she must foot the bill out of pocket, something that is financially infeasible.
Working with OCC, January has put together an IndieGoGo fundraiser to help pay for her surgeries. As a thanks for making a $25 suggested donation, OCC is sending donators a new, limited edition, specially designed bubblegum pink lip tar called “January Rising”. (The $25 includes shipping.)
January hopes that her story will help make things easier for others who face similar troubles. She states, “I am entering this campaign with two goals
outside of reaching the estimated cost of my surgery: raising awareness
for communities of people who might not have access to this sort of
story or information, and creating a resource for anyone else who might
be considering this sort of process.”
You can learn more about this campaign, as well as make a donation, at the IndieGoGo website:
As of this posting, there are 11 days left to make a donation.