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Meet Edmond

Edmond's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Edmond (she/her) is a trans young adult of color who has experienced discrimination. She shares, "I'm so thankful for this opportunity – a chance to live more freely in society. This gender-affirming care will provide me with more safety and confidence. I hope to live with less fear of discrimination and harassment." Edmond describes herself as determined. She hopes for a future in which all trans people are able to access the care and support they need to thrive.

Edmond's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 21, 2023

    Edmond was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

Grant details

$1,000 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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