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Meet Pyxie

Pyxie's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Pyxie (she/her) is a 27-year-old trans woman born in the heart of the Bible Belt. Pyxie has faced hurdle after hurdle but maintains belief in the power of kindness: "Even with life throwing everything under the sun at me, I'm still always here for my fellow community members."

Living paycheck to paycheck, she has never had the opportunity to save up enough money to further along her transition. Pyxie has a skin condition that makes traditional hair removal incredibly painful. She is looking forward to being able to be comfortable in her own skin without pain. One day, she hopes to start her own self-sustainable, eco-conscious farm and restaurant.

Pyxie's timeline

  • Award Granted

    July 20, 2023

    Pyxie 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 Pyxie'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.