Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs Part 3: Fly Solo
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs Part 3: Fly Solo

No one ever starts out perfect or unproblematic, and no one ever reaches the finish line on becoming a more inclusive, intersectional ally. Checking your privilege, being open to experiences and perspectives other than your own, and learning about different identities is a continual process. These workshops help you along as you navigate the various stages of this process and your own personal journey.  

These workshops give participants the language and tools they need to promote inclusivity for folks who identify as queer, trans, and non-binary. Our goal in this series is to alert participants to questions, concepts, behaviours, and identities that they don’t even know they don’t know.

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In the final part of our Queer and Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs series, we bring together the skills and knowledge from the first two workshops and develop a deeper understanding of inclusivity that is intersectional. We enhance our understanding of  anti-oppression by considering the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, class, ability, and colonialism.  We then spend a larger part of the workshop discussing examples of non-inclusive website copy, marketing materials, and business policies and devise best-practice solutions. Participants will leave this workshop with the confidence they need to sustain an inclusive business. 

While it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 of this series in order to participate, we do not recommend taking Part 3 unless you've participated in Part 2 of the series. 

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Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs Part 2: Deep Dive
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs Part 2: Deep Dive

No one ever starts out perfect or unproblematic, and no one ever reaches the finish line on becoming a more inclusive, intersectional ally. Checking your privilege, being open to experiences and perspectives other than your own, and learning about different identities is a continual process. These workshops help you along as you navigate the various stages of this process and your own personal journey.  

These workshops give participants the language and tools they need to promote inclusivity for folks who identify as queer, trans, and non-binary. Our goal in this series is to alert participants to questions, concepts, behaviours, and identities that they don’t even know they don’t know.

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Part 2 of the Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs series builds on the foundation set in Part 1. In this workshop, participants work together to troubleshoot their way through specific roadblocks they are experiencing. Over the course of 3 hours, we workshop copy and/or images from their website, discuss social media strategies like hashtags, and collaboratively problem-solve so that participants walk away with solutions that they can apply immediately to their own business. 

This workshop is perfect for those who have taken Part 1 or who already feel comfortable with the vocabulary of LGBTQ-inclusivity.

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The Vault: A Launch Party
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Vault: A Launch Party

We're so pumped about the newest project from With/out Pretend and we're throwing a party!

The Vault is a digital (and soon to be print) magazine home to intimate stories and art by women. Our subscribers are champions of the kind of art they want to see in the world — art that is honest, relatable, and fiercely uncensored. Find out more: vaultzine.com

Doors at 6pm.
DEEP CONTENT starts @ 7:30 sharp, feat:

Aley Waterman, Hana Shafi, Margeaux Feldman, Faith Arkorful

w special guest Ameema Saeed 

Thanks to our beer sponsor LOST CRAFT BEER we will provide refreshments, including beer or wine and some light snacks.

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*Banner art by Lauren Tamaki, for "Islands"

**Please note that our events typically sell out ahead of time, so we encourage you to buy tickets online. If ticket cost is a barrier for you, reach out to us at community@hellowithoutpretend.com — we do set aside a few community tickets for every event we host.

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Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs Part 1: Get Started
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs Part 1: Get Started

No one ever starts out perfect or unproblematic, and no one ever reaches the finish line on becoming a more inclusive, intersectional ally. Checking your privilege, being open to experiences and perspectives other than your own, and learning about different identities is a continual process. These workshops help you along as you navigate the various stages of this process and your own personal journey.  

These workshops give participants the language and tools they need to promote inclusivity for folks who identify as queer, trans, and non-binary. Our goal in this series is to alert participants to questions, concepts, behaviours, and identities that they don’t even know they don’t know. 

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Part 1 of the Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs series provides entrepreneurs with the language and tools they need to promote inclusivity for folks who identify as queer, trans, and non-binary. We explore the language of gender, sex, and sexuality and their relationship to concepts such as intersectionality, privilege, and oppression. This workshop prompts participants to ask “what am I not even noticing?” and to think about the ways in which they can promote allyship. We consider what it means to work from an anti-oppressive framework in order to create a more equitable business.

Over the course of 3 hours, the workshop leaders provide participants with a breakdown of important concepts and terminology, and guide participants through a series of explorative questions and group exercises that will help illuminate areas where their allyship could be improved.

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Conflict Resolution for Communities
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Conflict Resolution for Communities

I'm bringing my Conflict Resolution for Communities workshop to one of my favourite community spaces: Likely General on Roncesvalles. 

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What we'll do: 

  • Circle check in and word play exercise
  • Conflict management styles 
  • Tools for managing conflict with an emphasis on trauma-informed approaches
  • Strategies for community accountability
  • Closing circle and goals for future 

What you'll get: 

  • An understanding of your go-to conflict management style
  • Tools for non-violent communication
  • An introduction into community accountability strategies
  • Knowledge of what role you can play in community accountability and transformative justice practices 
  • A safe space to ask questions and talk about conflict  

This workshop is 3 hours and operates on a trusted sliding scale, please choose what you are able to afford. To get tickets or to find out more, please visit Likely General

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