While gaps in resources still continue to cause roadblocks for trans-identified folks who undergo social and physical transitions, new GSBA member business Solace seeks to fill the void with a transition-tracking mobile app.
“We are profoundly excited to share Solace with the public. For anyone going through transition, this application will hopefully make the process significantly easier since all of the necessary, accurate information will be centralized in one place,” said Robbi Katherine Anthony, Executive Director of Solace. “Right now people are resorting to forums full of anecdotal experiences regarding transition, which can contain a lot of inaccurate and inconsistent information.”
Based out of Spokane, Solace is a project of QWELL Community Foundation, a fund of Austin Community Foundation which is a 501(c)3 public charity. While the app is still in development, Solace has turned to crowdfunding to help aid in its completion and public debut when the app will be available for free on both iOS and Android devices.
“Our goal is to use technology to augment that phase ‘it gets better’ into ‘how it gets better,’” says Anthony. The app is expected the launch and be available to the public within six to eight weeks.