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Meet Violet

Violet's story

HRT Access Fund recipient


Violet (she/her) is a 23-year-old trans women who has been transitioning for 4 years. For Violet, HRT makes her feel complete. "It's been so hard for me to afford my HRT, which is so important to me," Violent shares. "I’ve been trying to get on a proper health insurance for about a year and it’s a hassle. Buying my estrogen out of pocket has been so expensive. I was juggling a choice of if I’m getting my medicine or groceries this month. This a huge blessing for me."

Violets says that being trans is a huge part of her identity, but not everything: she describes herself as a hilarious person who loves to laugh and make others laugh. She enjoys being in nature, especially the beach. "I also love going to drag shows whenever I can: it feels so empowering to be around my community."

Violet's timeline

  • Award Granted

    September 13, 2023

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

    October 11, 2023

    Violet 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 Violet'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.