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Brady's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Brady (she/her) is a trans woman from Arkansas. Brady shares, “Being a transgender person in Arkansas is very difficult when it comes to receiving healthcare. Also, there are not very many options in the state of Arkansas when it comes to electrolysis or hair removal services.”

She knows how much permanent hair removal will change her life. “I currently won’t go into stores because even when I shave you can see my shadow. I’m terrified to do anything, and I know this gender-affirming care will help!”

Brady's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 21, 2021

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

    October 19, 2021

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

Grant details

$1,000 towards gender-affirming care.

About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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