As the BOLD Project’s Executive Director Katrina A. Robinson is well aware, many of the issues clients face following gender affirmation surgery are not related to their care but rather involving barriers to reentry into their former lives as their authentic selves.
While most post-operative discharge planning services will include navigation support to ensure that clients access required medical care and vital social services, one key component that is missing is Peer-Peer support. The BOLD Project fills this gap through its “Yours Truly” Program, which provides one-to-one, in-hospital post-op coaching and supportive services for M2F clients. The primary goal of the program is reduce the risk of post-op complications which can result in the need for revision procedures, and to decrease feelings of isolation and anxiety by providing intensive support from the period following surgery leading up to the first follow-up appointment.
However, not all post operative needs are medical in nature; therefore, supportive approaches need to have a more holistic lens to include everyday experiences.
The “Yours Truly” Program, will be our flagship BOLD Project initiative focused on supporting individuals through their gender affirmation surgery experiences.
We are currently developing our operations and connecting with people who feel this program is a fit. Email us to get started!