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Meet Jordynn

Jordynn's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Jordynn (she/her) is a 30-year-old trans woman seeking electrolysis to get rid of her stubborn facial hair. After losing her job during the pandemic, then needing to care for her elderly family members, it has been incredibly tough for her to continue her transition, and meet the goals she hoped to achieve.

"By receiving this care, I will be able to more easily pass in day to day life, as well as ease some of the dysphoria I feel daily," Jordynn shares. "The experience of not having scratchy stubble poke through will be absolute bliss." Jordynn describes herself as a kind-hearted woman who aims to help others in her community find their way through the difficult first phases of transition. She aims to be a beacon of hope for other trans folks in her communities.

Jordynn's timeline

  • Award Granted

    June 22, 2023

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

    November 22, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Jordynn's permanent hair removal!
  • Renewal Award Granted

    March 21, 2024

    Jordynn was offered a Renewal Award!

  • Care Received

    March 22, 2024

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

    June 27, 2024

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

Grant details

$1,250 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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