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Meet Eve

Eve's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Eve (she/her) is a 27-year-old Chinese-Filipino trans woman. Her largest source of dysphoria comes from facial hair. Eve has no family to lean on for financial support, and is currently living her life-long dream of going to college. Despite bartending full time, with the high costs of tuition and living expenses, there is simply no way for her to afford electrolysis on her own. She longs to be done with shaving, razor burn, and layers of concealer – of not seeing herself "as half a person" in the mirror anymore.

Due to racism, she did not embrace her Asian American heritage and culture for the majority of her life, in the same way she did not always embrace her gender. Today, on that intersection, Eve shared, "I am a proud Asian American. Studying Mandarin has been essential to my journey into womanhood." She added, "I wish a thousand blessings to all the women and queer folx who inspire me to live authentically!"

Eve's timeline

  • Award Granted

    January 11, 2022

    Eve was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

Grant details

$1,250 towards gender-affirming care.

About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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