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Meet Lynsei


Lynsei's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Lynsei (she/her) is a software developer who hopes to never age, despite the modern reality of such a statement. Her journey has been roughly two years, and since coming out, she has experienced significant adversity in her field. These grants are helping her significantly under the pressure of existing while transitioning, as often an indomitable spirit isn’t enough.

Lynsei hopes to live a simple life, dance, and learn to exist freely and confidently in her skin. "If that might ever be possible," she says.

"There are a set of dysphoria that impact most trans women, and those aren’t always simple to 'fix,'" Lynsei shares. "Some are more clear-cut than others, and this grant has helped with those."

Receiving support has significantly improved Lynsei's quality of life, helping her navigate the complexities of her transition and move closer to living confidently and comfortably in her true self.

Lynsei's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 7, 2024

    Lynsei was awarded a grant toward permanent hair removal!

  • Care Received

    April 25, 2024

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

  • Care Received

    June 27, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Lynsei'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 Lynsei'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.