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Meet Katrina

Katrina's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Katrina

Katrina (she/her) is a 37-year-old trans woman who is "simply trying to co-exist in this world. Obtaining electrolysis along will help me greatly along the way." She describes herself as respectful, honest, and hard-working, and looks forward to feeling more confident after having hair removal. 

Katrina's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 3, 2023

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

    June 3, 2024

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

  • Care Received

    June 12, 2024

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

  • Care Received

    June 26, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Katrina'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 Katrina'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.