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Meet Angel

Angel's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Angel (she/her) is currently a student living paycheck to paycheck trying to pursue her education. Despite struggles with finances and dysphoria, we were inspired by her dreams of being an out and proud Latina transgender actress, and the confidence that hair removal would bring to her life.

Angel's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 23, 2018

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

    June 18, 2018

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

Grant details

$1,000 towards gender-affirming care.

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.