Hair, Makeup, Voice, & Resume: Workshops for LGBTQIA folks

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What: Hair, makeup, voice, and resume workshops
When: Saturday, January 28 from 10a to 4p
Where: Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St, Eugene) + on Zoom
Who: Ages 13+, all LGBTQIA folks, & allies welcome

Two volunteer interns from Pacific University’s Occupational Therapy program have put together a series of FREE workshops for TransPonder based on community requests: one for styling hair, one for applying lashes, one for applying makeup, a voice training workshop, and a resume writing workshop.

Please bring any makeup you’d like to use for the makeup workshop. There will be free wigs and lashes to use and take home, mirrors to use, and we’ll provide snacks.

All workshops take place on Saturday, January 28 @ Hilyard Community Center AND on Zoom.

Please use this form to sign up, and message Ben ( with any questions.

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Schedule of Workshops

These workshops are for all LGBTQIA folks and allies, ages 13+. All gender expressions welcome. Some of the workshops will be offered through a career-focused lens. You can attend any workshop or all of the workshops that interests you.

10–10:45 a.m. – Makeup

w/ Desiree Noir

  • Provide demonstration for makeup that contours the face
  • Tips for workplace appropriate makeup

11–11:45 a.m. – Lashes

w/ Alexis Blevins

1–1:45 p.m. – Resume Building and Interview Skills

w/ Connie Milne

  • Interview Etiquette
  • Advocacy
    • What interviewers/employers can and can’t ask you
    • What to do if you feel like you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace
  • Legal Resources

2–2:45 p.m. – Voice Training

w/ Anna Freya

  • Trans Vocal Training LLC

3–3:45 p.m. – Hair

w/ Ashley Newport

  • Curling with curling and flat irons
  • Basic styling ideas
  • Short hair styling
  • Product usage
  • Ideas for while you’re in a grow-out phase
  • Scalp and hair health
  • Q&A for your specific needs
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Zoom Information

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Meeting ID: 835 0412 6876
Passcode: 488156
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About Our Interns

Kelsey and Emily, wearing white tops and black slacks, standing in front of Pacific U's qilin mascot in metal wall art on a brick wallKelsey and Emily are 2nd year students at Pacific University’s School of Occupational Therapy. Emily is from Washington and Kelsey is from New Jersey. Besides being students, they also play rugby as a leisure activity. Kelsey and Emily are so excited to be implementing this workshop in tandem with TransPonder to promote confidence and stability in areas of employment, whether that be helping with makeup or hair, or providing skills to help with interviewing and career success. 

What is Occupational Therapy? 

Occupational therapy aims to help individuals participate in occupations or activities that they find valuable and meaningful. This could look like helping someone who had a stroke re-learn how to do household activities (i.e. making and eating food, brushing their hair, doing laundry, etc.), or it could look like advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community to be able to participate in cherished activities in safe and supportive environments. Whatever the population, environment, or occupation, occupational therapists’ main objective is to support the clients and their goals. 

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