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Annie

Annie's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Annie (she/her) is a 25-year-old trans woman seeking electrolysis. After losing her full-time job a year ago, she has struggled to generate enough income to support her monthly living costs and progress through her transition, especially after her unemployment funds ran out.

Annie has recently returned to school and is interested in double majoring in film and psychology. Once her financial situation becomes more stable, Annie plans to harness her creativity to start a jewelry company, with the intent to devote a percentage of the proceeds to help others in the LGBTQIA+ community. She also aspires to work toward a career in film/television and music.

After receiving electrolysis, Annie looks forward to expressing herself to the fullest and further developing her style comfortably, without having to worry about facial hair putting a damper on her self-confidence.

Annie's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 11, 2024

    Annie 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 Annie'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.