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Meet Glare


Glare's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Glare (they/them) is a 27-year-old college student just beginning their early stages of transition. Initially unemployed, they found it difficult to seek gender-affirming care due to a lack of income and opportunity. Through the help and support of chosen family in welcoming trans spaces, they discovered various resources that would help them take their first step towards electrolysis despite their current financial situation.

Glare is a creative soul, crafting a unique sense of style that helps them stand out in crowds. They believe in self-expression and creating your own flair using whatever is available. Their recent creative ventures have led them to create one-of-a-kind accessories and sew on accents to second-hand clothes, complementing them further.

Glare's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 5, 2024

    Glare was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

  • Care Received

    April 19, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Glare'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 Glare'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.