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Trans Adult Industry Foundation (TAIF) Announces Pride Giveaway with Gather & Grow OC and The Voice Stylist

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Trans Adult Industry Foundation (TAIF) is teaming up with Gather & Grow OC and The Voice Stylist to give away two free voice feminization courses for June’s LGBTQ Pride month. 

 

“A wise human once said that the human voice is the organ of the soul,” says The Voice Stylist owner, Tina Babajanians. “My mission is to unlock the soul of each human I interact within the container of my clinic. My offerings are perfect for folks who wish to discover their vocal potential and find their authentic expression.”

 

Speech pathologist Tina Babajanians offers gender-affirming voice therapy and coaching. Transgender voice therapy is a safe and effective option for any transgender person seeking to unlock their authentic voice. Babajanians works with a wide variety of clients, including trans women, trans men, queer, and non-binary individuals to help them discover the full spectrum potential of their voices. 

 

“We’re so thankful for this generous offering from both Gather & Grow OC and The Voice Stylist,” added TAIF Co-Director, Kristel Penn. “Vocal transition can be an important step in the transition process for trans individuals. It can cause stress and dysphoria for people who feel their voice does not align with their gender expression. It’s important to note that Tina doesn’t believe a trans woman or trans man’s voice should sound a certain way, but rather works with people one-on-one to help them achieve their own personal vocal goals. TAIF does not believe there is one way to be trans and we respect that Tina’s ethos reflects that as well.” 

 

TAIF will be giving away two free courses from The Voice Stylist: The Self-Directed Voice Feminization Program and a 5-Session Voice Feminization Course with Tina. 

 

To enter the free giveaway, applicants are asked to share why they’d like to take the course by filling out the contest form here: http://www.taif.org/pride-2020-giveaway

 

Two winners will be chosen at random on Friday, June 26, 2020. 

 

The Self – Directed Voice Feminization Program is perfect for the independent client. From beginning to end you are guided with easy to follow instructions and examples to unlock your feminine voice. In this course you access to the following:

  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • 20-page Webinar Guide
  • 30-page Client Workbook
  • Vocal Hygiene Plan
  • Ten Module Webinar Series

 

Each module is released once a week to hold you accountable to practicing your skills. Use the webinar guide and client workbook to guide your weekly practice. This course is most appropriate for trans women or folks who lean towards feminine.

 

5-Session Voice Feminization Course with Tina is a series of five sessions, one-on-one for 45 minutes with Tina. The sessions will be conducted on Zoom. This series will cover the following:

  • Traditional resonance training for vocal placement
  • Vowel modification to teach resonance for gender
  • Pitch training to discover your full range
  •  Intonation exploration
  • Gender features of speech and communication
  • Vocal wellness
  • Mindful Voice

This series is available for all folks who wish to discover a new voice that aligns with their identity and expression of life. 

 

Gather and Grow OC is also teaming up with The Voice Stylist and offering a 6-week vocal feminization workshop. Additional information: 

 

Six Week Community Voice Feminization Course

Date: Tuesdays, July 7th – August 11th

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PST) 

Investment: $99 for the six-week course

Includes: Client Companion Guide, Vocal Hygiene Guide and invitation to join private Voice Feminization Facebook Group

Space: 20 Slots Only

 

Please email tina@thevoicestylist.com for more information or to sign up directly. 

 

The Voice Stylist is run by Tina Babajanians (MS, CCC – SLP). Babajanians has a passion for pushing her professional boundaries and exploring areas of the voice that are untouched. As a master voice clinician, she has seen how communication impacts everyday life and through her practice she hopes to give a voice to anyone who seeks to live life without limitations. Babajanians holds a master’s degree in the field of Speech – Language Pathology. She has been a practicing clinician for 11 years. 

 

Trans Adult Industry Foundation (TAIF) raises money by fundraising and corporate sponsorships to distribute funds directly to charitable organizations that provide life-affirming support services to the transgender population.This includes, but is not limited to, groups who work in housing, call centers, emergency shelters, and advocacy. The intention of TAIF is to provide resources to trans people, with a specific focus on the needs of the performers in our community. For more information, visit TAIF.org.

 

Grooby to Donate Additional 5% of Model Fees to Trans Adult Industry Foundation

Los Angeles, CA –  Grooby announced they will be donating an extra 5% on top of all model fees for every N. American and European model they shoot for their sites  to the recently formed Trans Adult Industry Foundation (TAIF).

“I believe by adding a donation to TAIF on each shoot we do will set a precedent to ourselves and hopefully other companies as a simple way to build an ongoing stream of money directly to the fund,” said Grooby founder Steven Grooby. “It’s also intended to display to the models we’re working with that each of their shoots has a direct impact on how much we can contribute back to the causes we support.  I’d love to engage other companies on this and see if we can make it industry wide in our niche.”

Grooby currently shoots between 500-600 scenes in N. America and Europe annually. With the extra donations from each shoot, the company hopes to raise over $24,000 this year in addition to extra fundraising activities.

Trans Adult Industry Foundation (TAIF) raises money, by fundraising and corporate sponsorships, to distribute funds directly to charitable organizations that provide life-affirming support services to the transgender population. This includes, but is not limited to, groups who work in housing, call centers, emergency shelters, and advocacy. The intention of TAIF is to provide resources to trans people, with a specific focus on the needs of the performers in our community. For more information, visit TAIF.org.

Please note as TAIF is not yet a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, any contributions to the organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.

Trans Adult Industry Foundation (TAIF) Created to Support Its Community

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles based non-profit organization, Trans Adult Industry Foundation, Inc. (TAIF), launched this week. The Board of Directors are advocate and educator Buck Angel, Grooby owner Steven Grooby, and Grooby Marketing Director Kristel Penn.

“Giving back is a very important part of my work so joining with TAIF was a no brainer,” said educator and adult industry veteran Buck Angel. “We as adult entertainment producers and performers have been shunned by some LGBTQ organizations when we have tried to donate our money. This makes me sad because essentially they are saying, ‘your money is not good enough to save lives.’ So with that came TAIF, and something good came out of a negative. Excited to see the future of TAIF and helping our community. #gratitude.”

“We’ve a long standing history of promoting and donating to causes that are related to our specific niche and I’ve nurtured a few ideas on how we can ‘give back’ to our community without being able to bring them to fruition,” said Grooby founder Steven Grooby. “TAIF has taken the best of our previous ideas and is also born out of frustration on wanting to get funds to those most in need, with some charities refusing to accept money from adult companies. Buck, Kristel, and I are looking forward to reaching out to other companies, models, and fans and have some cool fundraising ideas, as well as funneling a portion of Grooby’s profits directly to the foundation.”

Board of Directors Buck Angel, Steven Grooby, and Kristel Penn had been brainstorming for nearly a year before creating TAIF. All agreed on the importance of providing assistance to groups who support trans performers in the adult industry and believed a non-profit organization was the most effective way to ensure funds are distributed where needed. Any contributions made through TAIF will be listed on its website with full transparency. Companies in the adult industry who want to work with TAIF should contact Kristel Penn at kristel@grooby.com.

Lawrence Walters, Esq., General Counsel to the Foundation, applauded the effort, saying, “The trans community will be well-served by this clearinghouse for effective donations, and the Directors are committed to raising the necessary funds to make a difference.”

Trans Adult Industry Foundation (TAIF) raises money, by fundraising and corporate sponsorships, to distribute funds directly to charitable organizations that provide life-affirming support services to the transgender population. This includes, but is not limited to, groups who work in housing, call centers, emergency shelters, and advocacy. The intention of TAIF is to provide resources to trans people, with a specific focus on the needs of the performers in our community. For more information, visit TAIF.org.

 

Please note as TAIF is not yet a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, any contributions to the organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.

Grooby to Participate at AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA –  Grooby announced they will be participating in the AIDS Walk Los Angeles hosted on October 11, 2015.

“We found out too late about this walk last year, so we had it penciled in well in advance,” said Grooby owner Steven Grooby. “It’s a great opportunity to help fund raise for cause that is close to the hearts of many of us working in the adult industry as we almost all know people have been lost to HIV related  issues in the past, or are living with it in the present.  I’d like to invite any of our models, our members, other industry or anyone at all to join our team and walk with us.” megafafa

The AIDS Walk Los Angeles primarily benefits AIDS Project Angeles (APLA) and also supports more than 20 L.A. County AIDS service organizations through the Community Coalition Initiative (CCI).

Those interested in donating or walking with Team Grooby, can visit their official page here: https://la.aidswalk.net/grooby

Stockroom, Grooby Host Educational ‘Trans Talk’ Panel

Los Angeles, CA – Stockroom and Grooby co-hosted a ‘Trans Talk’ as part of their weekly educational series, Stockroom University.

The event featured trans advocates and adult performers Buck Angel, Morgan Bailey, Michelle Austin, and Tori Mayes, who offered a lived experience education pertaining to topics such as pronouns, sexuality, labels in and out of the adult industry, and their personal journeys.

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