I’m getting top surgery to finally feel comfortable in my body

CW: This story discusses body dysmorphia and mental distress

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“In my lower moments I’ve just looked in the mirror and cried, or been angry, or tried to rip [at my chest]."

We follow Stevie in the days leading up to their top surgery - a gender-affirming procedure to remove breast tissue. As a non-binary person, ever since puberty they have felt uncomfortable in their body and this top surgery will allow them to overcome the largest contributor to that.

The public health system only performs 10 top surgeries a year, and getting the procedure done privately, like Stevie had to after being unable to join the public waitlist, costs more than $24,000.

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