Lesson Scholarship- Accessibility Fund

The transgender community is facing more discrimination than ever - from anti-trans legislation, limited access to health care, higher rates of violence, social exclusion, and a notable wage gap.

My name is Quinn (they/them), and I am a gender-affirming vocal coach and founder of Quintessential Voice Lessons LLC
I help trans and nonbinary people fall in love with their voices and I want to make this practice more accessible to those who need it.

A significant portion of the transgender community experiences discrimination-based financial insecurity. - Creating one of the greatest obstacles to accessing affirming practices such as voice work.

Our campaign goal is to help reduce this barrier and provide lessons to members of the community who will benefit the most, regardless of income.

What can you do to help?
Contribute to someone's voice journey today. Not only will you be supporting a trans-owned small business, you provide individuals with discounted (if not- FREE) lessons that can have a lasting impact on their overall quality of life and personal safety.
  • 100% of funds raised will go towards providing voice lessons
  • Lesson priority will be given to BIPOC trans women

Voice Lessons are life-changing.
Not only can voice lessons aid in improving mental health surrounding vocal dysphoria. They can:
  • Aid in gender exploration and the "coming out" process
  • Lead to an increase in successful job interviews
  • Finding confidence and safety in "gendered spaces"
  • Increase personal safety by reducing the risk of targeted transphobic attacks

The transgender community continues to face stigma and discrimination, despite gains in public visibility. We need your support.

This Pride- Show Your Allyship Through Donating.
  • $70 = Provides 1 (50-minute) Lesson
  • $560 = Gifts a Full-Scholarship to someone on my scholarship waitlist!
  • The goal of $5,000 has been set for 8 full scholarships. It's a lofty goal but I hope that people learn of this opportunity and share what they can.

There is no minimum to donate. Every little bit helps and will make a huge difference to those that I work with and those on my waitlist that require accessible options.

Voice Lessons are:
  • Held virtually through Zoom
  • 1-on-1, providing individualized feedback and support
  • Provided by a trauma-informed educator
  • Practice centered around inclusive activities and resources to support varied learning styles and neurodiversity
  • Typically in 6-8 lessons, an individual can successfully develop their personal practice and have a well-rounded understanding of how to utilize their voice

By donating, you are:
  • Providing real, tangible support to marginalized trans folks
  • Supporting a trans teacher and small business owner, whose main goal is to empower the trans community
  • Showing that you care and support the welfare of the trans and gender non-conforming community at large

Thank you so much for paying it forward and helping to bring this information to as many people as possible!
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Donations 

  • Kyle Patterson
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • Jas Liu
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 8 mos
  • Bonnie Hilbert
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer

Quinn Dinsmore
Organizer
Chicago, IL

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