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Meet Kendell


Kendell's story

HRT Access Fund recipient

Kendell (she/her) is a black trans woman from Oklahoma City who has been unable to transition due to financial barriers. She is currently experiencing housing insecurity. She is often misgendered and sometimes feels like she will never reach a body that she can be comfortable with. Kendell says, “I cannot express how thankful I am to be able to take this leap into my transition. This makes me feel like it does get better and there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Kendell's timeline

  • Award Granted

    December 31, 2020

    Kendell was awarded a grant toward HRT/GaHT!
  • HRT Onboarding Date

    January 3, 2021

    Kendell was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

About Estrogen+

On average, it costs $1,700+/year for Kendell's care.

What is it?

Estrogen+ refers to the gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy (HRT) methods that some trans women, trans femme, and non-binary people take that result in physical changes which align with their gender identity. Every person's preferences and personal healthcare needs vary, so this can include oral medications, injections, and transdermal patches.

How accessible is it for trans folks to receive this care?

For trans folks who live in states most impacted by anti-trans healthcare legislation, it can be extremely difficult to find a knowledgeable, trans-affirming provider as well as access prescription medication. Many insurance plans do not cover HRT. For trans folks without insurance coverage, the ongoing out-of-pocket expense can be challenging.

What is the impact of this care on the recipient’s life?

Estogen+ introduces a wide range of feminizing physical, emotional, and psychological changes that align with their gender identity. This often leads to a more positive emotional well-being, increased confidence, increased safety when in public, and better opportunities at employment and more.