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Meet Kitty

Kitty's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Kitty

Kitty (they/them) is a Black agender person seeking hair removal. "I've been doing my best to thrive in this world, working to feel completely comfortable in my body. Hair removal is one of many steps I'm excited to take," they share. Kitty describes themself as compassionate, dedicated, fierce, and vulnerable. They are excited for life following hair removal: "I will feel less dysphoria and have so more confidence in myself."

Kitty's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 20, 2023

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

    June 6, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Kitty'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 Kitty'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.