I am so excited to announce my participation in this special project! I wrote tribute poems in honor of these incredible women. These poems are the lyrical base for "Hear Her Song"
A musical celebration of extraordinary women, with honorees including @hillaryclinton, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Sister Marilyn Lacey, @michelleobama, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and more! Featuring music composed by an all-female cast of today's leading composers and songwriters, with poetry by @jsuskin and music direction by Kurt Crowley (@crodees1). Presented in partnership with @vitalvoices and @womenlikeusfoundation, with upcoming performances at Washington DC's @ngadc and San José's @hammertheatrecenter with @sjculture.
More information at http://thecanalesproject.com/hear-her-song
Jenni Boelken (@jenniboelkens)
ElsaMarie D’Silva (@pinthecreep)
Dr. Laurie Green
Chief Theresa Kachindamoto
Dasha Kell (@dasha_kelly)
Michelle Kennedy (@interactiveresourcecenter)
Sister Marilyn Lacey (@mercybeyondborders)
Jacqui Lewi (@revjacquilewis)
Celeste Mergens (@daysforgirls)
Nancy Noe (@nancynoelart)
Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien)
Dr. Nancy O'Reill (@drnancyoreilly)
Linda Rendleman (@lindarendleman)
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Ariela Suster (@sequencecollection)
Tiffany Ayali (@ayaliktiffany)
Sarah Elizabeth Charle (@secsmiles)
Emily Estefa (@emily_estefan)
Dina Fanai (@dfanai)
Crystal Monee Hall (@crystalmonee)
Jennifer Jolle (@whycompose)
Molly Joyc (@molly.joyce)
Carla Kihlsted (@rabbitrabbitradio)
Emily Ko (@emykoh)
Tania J. Leo
Grace McLean (@thatgracemclean)
Kelly Mora (@kellymoran__)
Madeline Myers (@madelinesmyers)
Mazz Swif (@mazzmuse)
Georgia Stit (@georgiastitt)
Annastasia Victor (@annastasiavictory)
On April 29th I hosted a poetry reading at Nous Tous Gallery in Chinatown. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the work of poets Cecilia Woloch and Mary Ann Taylor-Hall. Poetry is alive and well in the world and I am so happy to support it in my community!
This Mobilize Project is incredibly inspiring, a collaboration with The Standard and some of my favorite people, a powerful act of artistic resistance! If you're in LA on May 18, please join us for a silent auction at The Standard, Hollywood with pieces valued between $25 and $1500 / all proceeds going to the ACLU.
I recently had the honor of writing the first four songs for a new collaboration with Vital Voices. As the Artist in Residence for The Canales Project, I was asked to write lyrics to celebrate recipients of Global Leadership Awards. It was an honor to create words to commemorate the work of women who are changing the world around them and I look forward to writing many more songs in the coming months. More info soon!
This will be a wonderful event! Don't miss out.
I'll be typing poems at The Wallis this weekend for Welcome Fest. Sat Sept 10th from 2-6pm and Sun Sept 11th from 10-2pm. This a FREE event! Bring the whole family!