Lipstick Project founder to speak at UMaine April 25

Leigh Boyle, founder and executive director of The Lipstick Project, will deliver two public talks at the University of Maine on April 25.

The Lipstick Project, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, was established in 2012 by a group of young women who wanted to bring dignity and beauty into the last days of people’s lives. The volunteer organization provides free, professional spa treatments to people in hospice and hospitals.

Boyle will deliver a lecture about The Lipstick Project at 7 p.m. in 100 D.P. Corbett Business Building.

Earlier in the day, she will present at a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program brown bag lunch. Boyle will discuss “The Lipstick Project: Contributing to a Very Good Death” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union.

Boyle’s visit is supported in part by the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund and a University of Maine Humanities Center Faculty Grant received by Mimi Killinger, Rezendes Preceptor of the Arts in the Honors College.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 581.3342.