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Meet Nat

Nat's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Nat (she/her) is a 35-year-old Black person and a teacher. Due to limited finances, she has struggled to provide myself with gender-affirming experiences.

"As a person with excessive growth in some areas, it doesn’t help me to feel like the woman I want to be. I would like to feel more comfortable with myself and feel more confident as a woman." Nat loves Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead and enjoys baking and crafting as hobbies.

Nat's timeline

  • Award Granted

    June 30, 2023

    Nat was awarded a grant toward 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 Nat'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.