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Meet Thea

Thea's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Thea (she/her) is a 23-year old college graduate. She has experienced financial hardships due to discrimination in the workplace. She also currently lives in a state that is hostile towards trans-people. Thea describes herself as a highly-motivated individual who actively participates in her local political scene. "Point of Pride has given me the opportunity to be safe," she shares. "Now that I have access to facial hair removal, I am  excited to finally show my true and authentic self."

Thea's timeline

  • Award Granted

    June 22, 2023

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

    July 25, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Thea's permanent hair removal!
  • Care Received

    November 16, 2023

    A payment has been made toward Thea's permanent hair removal!

Grant details

$1,000 towards gender-affirming care.

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About Hair Removal: Femme Award

On average, it costs $2,300+ for Thea'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.