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Meet Jordyn


Jordyn's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Jordyn (she/they) is a 21-year-old trans woman of color. She has been experiencing significant financial struggles due to being unable to secure employment. Living with her self-employed mother and seven siblings, Jordyn faces housing insecurity and numerous bills that they can barely pay on time. 

Jordyn is an aspiring singer/music artist, model, and actress. She hopes to model somewhere in the future next year. She used to model in another country and is currently working on making more music. She has performed her own songs on stage in Texas before. Jordyn also holds a small yet growing community of trans people alike.

"Receiving gender-affirming healthcare will ease my gender dysphoria and allow me to finally be myself and express myself freely," Jordyn shares. "When I see myself, I feel incomplete. I don't feel like the person that I want to be. I put so much work into just feeling natural. I hold onto good faith that one day I will get there and that I can achieve my lifelong dreams."

Jordyn wants to be able to go anywhere and feel happy without worry for once. "Gender-affirming care would save my life indefinitely," she expresses. This support would significantly improve Jordyn's quality of life, helping her feel more comfortable and confident in her identity, allowing her to pursue her dreams and live authentically.

Jordyn's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 10, 2024

    Jordyn was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

  • Care Received

    May 2, 2024

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

  • Care Received

    June 18, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Jordyn'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 Jordyn'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.