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Meet Alice

Alice's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Alice (she/her) a 36-year-old trans woman. Ever since she first came to know her identity as a child, she has wanted to live life as a woman. Alice has lived through disability, unaccepting family and community, houselessness, and insurance denials to cover her transition-related needs. Despite navigating harrowing experiences in her life and hospitalizations related to her mental health, she always attempts to help others, whether that's by delivering groceries, helping supply people with other necessities to survive, or defending people facing eviction.

"Receiving this hair removal will not only be gender-affirming, but will enable me to receive vaginoplasty," she shares. "It will help me live a safer life, and be filled with more confidence." 

Alice's timeline

  • Award Granted

    June 27, 2023

    Alice was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    August 18, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Alice's permanent hair removal!
  • Update

    September 19, 2023

    Alice shared, "I will endeavor to remember all who helped make my transition possible."
  • Care Received

    December 18, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Alice's permanent hair removal!
  • Update

    January 23, 2024

    Alice shared, "With each session of electrolysis I'm getting closer to achieving a new & more comfortable state of being. It's something I'll forever be grateful for as I would otherwise feel more alone and less aligned with who I am."
  • Renewal Award Granted

    January 25, 2024

    Alice was offered a Renewal Award
  • Care Received

    February 6, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Alice's permanent hair removal!

Grant details

$1,000 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

On average, it costs $2,300+ for Alice's care.

What is it?

Point of Pride provides grants to trans femme people seeking hair removal on their face, neck, or an area of the body in preparation for bottom surgery.

What is life like for a person who needs this care?

For trans femme folks, particularly trans femmes of color, access to facial hair removal often equates to safety against anti-trans violence or discrimination. It's common for applicants to note issues with employment and public safety, particularly if their facial hair is dark or thick. Electrolysis and laser hair removal services are often deemed cosmetic and therefore not covered by health insurance plans.

What is the impact of this care on the recipient’s life?

Access to hair removal often leads to a more positive emotional well-being, increased confidence, increased safety when in public, and better opportunities at employment and more.