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Meet Jordyn

Jordyn's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Jordyn (she/her) is a 32-year-old trans woman from New York seeking laser hair removal. Currently, her only source of income are monetary assistance programs. Jordyn has previously experienced housing instability and difficulty getting health insurance coverage for gender-affirming care. "My insurance does not cover laser hair removal [as its considered cosmetic] and I am unable to afford it. I feel plainly incomplete without it."

Jordyn tries to find ways to give back to her community, like helping elders and offering encouragement. Following laser hair removal, Jordyn is eager to not feel the need to cover up her face and body: "I hope to look more like the woman I've always wanted to be as a young child."

Jordyn's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 4, 2023

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

    May 19, 2023

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

    August 30, 2023

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

Grant details

$1,000 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.