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Meet Dani

Dani

Dani's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Dani (she/her) is a 32-year-old trans woman living in rural Kentucky, facing major roadblocks to financial security within her community. She has to travel over an hour away for medical treatments, and the financial cost of trans healthcare has left her feeling unsure if she can proceed with care. This has all led to a feeling of incompleteness and depressive episodes.

Dani is so excited to receive gender-affirming care. "This will give me the confidence to live my true life and be able to walk around in public without feeling shame for who I am," she shares. "This treatment is a very large step for me to feel like my complete self."

Dani is a stay-at-home mother of two and an avid farmer who is trying to start a small farm business.

Dani's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 5, 2024

    Dani was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

  • Care Received

    April 10, 2024

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

  • Care Received

    May 16, 2024

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

  • Care Received

    June 28, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Dani's 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 Dani'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.