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Meet Londyn

Londyn

Londyn's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Londyn (she/her) is a 25-year-old trans woman who has been seeking funding for more advanced treatments to affirm her gender identity for nearly 10 years. Despite trying GoFundMe, seeking help from family, and saving diligently, she has faced financial and other obstacles that have seemed insurmountable.

Londyn is deeply involved in her community, currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families recover from alcohol and drug addiction. She finds meaning and purpose in her work. Londyn is also an avid weaver, writer, and overall dreamer, finding peace in the repetitive task of moving the heddles of her loom up and down or writing until her fingers nearly fall off.

The impact of this gender-affirming care on Londyn's life would be substantial. She has long struggled with the idea of having hair where "most girls don't," a logical fallacy that is hard to disengage. Londyn suffers from body dysmorphia, finding it hard to look in the mirror most days. This struggle affects other aspects of her life, making it difficult to leave home.

Receiving this hair removal grant is a crucial step in Londyn's transition journey. For the first time in a long while, she is hopeful for what the future may bring. This support would significantly improve her quality of life, allowing her to live more authentically and confidently.

Londyn's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 3, 2024

    Londyn was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

  • Care Received

    June 10, 2024

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

Grant details

$2,000 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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