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Meet Angel


Angel's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Angel (they/she) is a young, proud, Hispanic trans girl who has made it their life's mission to live fully and fight tirelessly to reach self-actualization. Part of this journey involves receiving gender-affirming care. Due to having little to no resources or support to obtain proper trans healthcare, and struggling with financial sustainability and mental health challenges on their own, they applied to Point of Pride in hopes of assistance. Angel is deeply thankful to be a recipient.

At heart, Angel is an artist, constantly creating in different mediums to express who she is. Whether through poetry, lyric writing, DJing, singing, dance, or fashion, she's always seeking new forms of self-expression.

Receiving gender-affirming care is a life-changing blessing for her, with words not being enough to convey its true significance—only the feeling in her heart and how it leaps. "For a very long time, I lived in shame of who I was. After a recent journey of self-discovery, I've wished to spend every moment I'm alive loving who I am and fighting to raise higher the girl who needed me and didn't have someone there for her. Being able to use this grant for gender-affirming services pours more into that promise," Angel shares.

Angel's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 10, 2024

    Angel was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

Grant details

$2,000 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

On average, it costs $2,300+ for Angel'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.