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.

Source: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/january-rising-transgender-surgery-fundraiser

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.)

Source: http://www.beautylish.com/a/vxrri/occ-january-rising

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.