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Meet Zuzanna

Zuzanna's story

Electrolysis Support Fund recipient


Zuzanna (she/her) needs hair removal services not covered by her insurance plan. She is currently dealing with a number of financial challenges that make getting the care she needs difficult, as she is unemployed and homeless at this time. 

Zuzanna's timeline

  • Award Granted

    April 23, 2018

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

    June 18, 2018

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

Grant details

$1,000 towards gender-affirming care.

About Hair Removal: Femme Award

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