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Meet Kyeisha

Kyeisha's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Kyeisha (she/he/they) has always struggled to afford proper medical treatment, often opting for online indiscreet compounded herbal remedies as a result. Because she currently financially supports her retired mother and is currently in the process of finalizing a home purchase, Kyeisha doesn't have the financial resources to get the healthcare she needs. Despite challenges, Kyeisha is confident and open about who he is, even when dysphoria plagues his thoughts.

They share, "Through HRT, I will finally be able to let go of the chains holding me back. I will no longer feel held back or out of place." Kyeisha describes herself as an intelligent, honest person who enjoys tucking away in her "Hobbit Hole" with a nice cup of tea and an old-school video game.

Kyeisha's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

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

    October 6, 2023

    Kyeisha was seen by their HRT/GaHT provider.
  • Update

    January 17, 2024

    Kyeisha shared, "Initially, it felt too good to be true. Then, I felt like a huge weighty broken dream had been lifted. The me I am is me through and through. I Am My True Self. I am able to live healthier, mentally and physically. The stress of unwanted hormones, which I always knew was the culprit, are gone. My life, until old age, are true. They are Me!".
  • Update

    April 6, 2024

    Kyeisha shared, "I have blossomed, into a zealous and Whole person for the first time in my life. My true self shines brightly with Everlasting Peace in everything. "

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

TikTok-a-Thon grantee

About Estrogen+

On average, it costs $1,700+/year for Kyeisha'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.