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Meet Chloe

Chloe's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Chloe (she/her) a 26-year-old trans woman seeking facial electrolysis. She looked all over for reasonably priced hair removal, only to find out that nothing around her was immediately affordable in her financial status. As a parent, Chloe's priorities have always been to put her children above all else. Starting HRT lead to a journey of self-discovery, in which Chloe finally started to feel like a real person, rather than just a parent. She has discovered a love for music and a passion for cooking.

"Receiving electrolysis will help me regain my confidence and independence to go out in my community with my head held high," she shares. No longer will she spend hours every day plucking, waxing, and concealing facial hair and shadows. She will no longer be worried or afraid of finding a way to put the money together to regain her confidence.

Chloe's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 10, 2023

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

    January 22, 2024

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

    March 15, 2024

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

Grant details

$1,250 towards gender-affirming care.

About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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