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Meet Sakyra

Sakyra's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Sakyra (she/her) is a 21-year-old seeking to be fully adorned with her own gender identity through HRT and gender-affirming surgeries. Sakyra is a full-time student who is not medically insured and has limited access to trans-friendly services in her area. She has been transitioning since graduating in 2020, but had to pause her pursuit of HRT due to the rising costs involved with caring for her disabled mother. 

Sakyra describes herself as a vibrant, creative, and electric spirit who often seeks for the finest details of life. "My entire life will feel the positive impact of finally receiving gender-affirming care. I will not only become more confident in my own skin, but my mother will reap the benefits of having her daughter living as her most authentic self."

Sakyra's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 18, 2023

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

    November 7, 2023

    Sakyra 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 Sakyra'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.