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Meet Jare


Jare's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Jare (she/her) is a 23-year-old trans woman who recently began her transition. Her journey to obtaining care has been long, however, as she previously lived in an identity to appease others because it was more tolerable.

"Receiving gender-affirming healthcare will allow me to remove the shield and armor that I constantly take with me whenever I am in public," Jare shares. "This care will allow me to fully love who I see in the mirror and give the euphoric feeling of being in love with who I am."

Jare considers herself very witty and quick on her feet. She is ambitious, sassy, stylish, and has the most empathetic heart. A vegan, Jare loves to cook and bake. She is dedicated to human service, working in hospice but aiming to work in a hospital setting soon.

Jare's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 9, 2024

    Jare was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

  • Care Received

    May 13, 2024

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

  • Care Received

    May 16, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Jare'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 Jare'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.