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Meet Nekorrah

Nekorrah's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Nekorrah (she/her) is a 22-year-old seeking gender affirming care. As an international student, HRT is much more difficult to acquire due to the high cost of medication, medical bills, and lack of insurance and transportation. In Bermuda, HRT was even more inaccessible. "There are no doctors with that specialty, and Bermuda is very conservative," Nekorrah shared. She is a frequent volunteer with SAVElgbt and works with them to coordinate efforts in Broward County, especially at her University, Nova Southeastern University.

Outside of her community involvement in queer advocacy, she is deeply involved in the theatre community at NSU as a musical theatre major, taking part in productions and being a part of the student led production company known as "Stage 2 Productions." Nekorrah is thrilled to resume her journey to being her most authentic self and to finally feel complete and in control of her body and life.

Nekorrah shared, "I'm excited to pick up my journey where I left off. For so long I felt like becoming my most authentic self was unreachable, especially after having to return to Bermuda. But now I have strength in knowing that my pursuit of happiness isn't over. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity."

Nekorrah's timeline

  • Award Granted

    August 11, 2022

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

    September 19, 2022

    Nekorrah was seen by her HRT/GaHT provider.

Grant details

$1,700 towards gender-affirming care.

TikTok-a-Thon grantee

About Estrogen+

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