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Meet Jasper

Jasper's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Jasper (she/her) is a 24-year-old trans women seeking hair removal. She struggles to afford healthcare due to cost of medications as well as her job hours being cut. Additionally, Jasper cares for a toddler and a disabled spouse. She's always struggled with self image issues due to hiding who she was for a long time.

"This journey is a big step in feeling like my true self," Jasper shares. "I'm eager to look at myself in the mirror, to have the confidence I've always wanted. I deserve to feel comfortable in my own skin." Jasper describes herself as a funny, outgoing person. She works hard everyday to help her family stay afloat.

Jasper's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 8, 2023

    Jasper was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    August 18, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Jasper's permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    August 31, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Jasper's permanent hair removal!
  • Update

    September 24, 2023

    Jasper shared, "[Access to hair removal] has changed my life already so much. Can't wait for it to be finsihed! I've already have lost so much of my facial hair and the rest takes so much longer to grow out. I really couldn't be happier right now."

Grant details

$1,250 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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