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Meet Natasha


Natasha's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient

Natasha (she/her) is a 27-year-old trans woman who is currently living with type 1 diabetes with complications. She’s seeking electrolysis treatments, but due to her financial situation and limited abilities to work, she had always thought it wouldn't be possible. Natasha has also recently went back to school in hopes of getting her degree to make a better living, but that put even more strain on her finances, leaving her feeling hopeless and insecure.

"I'm ecstatic to receive treatment," Natasha shares, "especially because not many trans women have this opportunity. I am excited to feel more comfortable and confident, to go to work and school with less dysphoria and insecurity. Everyone deserves to feel this way!" Natasha is a passionate creative who loves to make music, she loves fashion and design, and writing poetry and short stories. She also is very outspoken about trans rights especially when it comes to people of color like her.

Natasha's timeline

  • Award Granted

    June 27, 2023

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

    April 22, 2024

    A payment has been made toward Natasha'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 Natasha'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.