Solace is a free mobile application, currently region-locked to the USA, for transgender men, women, and individuals, as well as the parents and guardians of transgender children. Users are able to map out their transition, access credible information on how to accomplish their legal, medical, and social goals, stay informed about news that may impact their goals and rights, and track their progress.
With Solace, users can learn how to accomplish goals like updating the name and gender marker on their legal ID, coming out to friends and family, and learning what legal rights they may have (or not) in their state. For instance, if one of the user's goals is to update their legal documentation, Solace will show the steps for their state/territory, what documentation the user will need to provide, etc.
Solace also provides information on accessing gender-affirming medical services, signing up for Medicaid, and finding mental healthcare.
By providing the current information relevant to each specific goal and then allowing users to mark the task complete, Solace empowers our users to complete these tasks with confidence and see themselves moving forward through their transition in real time.
At any time, users can also browse Solace’s Discover page to see a full list of all the actions and goals (currently 1000+ in total) that Solace provides information for. If users discover something that they didn’t realize was possible for them before, they can add it to their road map at any time.
Solace is designed to allow transgender individuals to define transition on their own terms. Solace makes no suggestion as to what a ‘complete’ transition looks like, and instead is there to affirm the user and celebrate them each step of the way.
The application customizes the experience based on the user's pronouns (that can be fully editable), and state of residence to maximize the relevancy of the information and provide maximum affirmation.
Solace also provides users with ways to sequence their more complex goals that require multiple steps. Every goal is tracked against a progress bar, which can serve as a helpful reminder that you are making progress in your transition. And everyday, Solace will have a new welcome message that leverages the app’s Dynamic Language and Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AEQ).
[NOTE: We are not medical or legal experts. The information within Solace is intended as a general informational resource and does not constitute specific medical or legal advice. The content provided represents our best-faith effort to synthesize disparate sources into a general educational resource and is constantly evolving as new information becomes available - we cannot make any guarantee as to its accuracy or relevance to any individual. We recommend, in the strongest terms possible, consulting with a legal or medical expert who can tailor the information provided to your unique case and allow you to use it safely and confidently.]