Skip to content

Meet Breanna

Breanna's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Breanna (she/her) shares, "I cannot wait to become aligned with my inner self, who I see myself to truly be." She describes herself as kind, heartwarming, and caring towards the people in her life, especially when they have limited resources or have fallen on hard times. For Breanna, access to permanent hair removal services is an opportunity to dream about the future again. "I can start to forget about my old life, and live the way I was meant to live."

Breanna's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 19, 2023

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

    August 29, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Breanna's permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    December 1, 2023

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

    January 6, 2024

    Breanna shared, "My self esteem has improved a whole lot to where I am feeling more like the person that I am."
  • Renewal Award Granted

    January 25, 2024

    Breanna was offered a renewal award
  • Care Received

    April 29, 2024

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

Grant details

$1,000 towards gender-affirming care.

TikTok-a-Thon grantee

About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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