Originally posted on our old website on Oct 6th, 2016 Many celebrities use their names to promote causes near and dear to their heart; for Ewan McGregor it’s helping refugee children, for Emma Watson it’s gender equality, and for Josh Groban, it’s Arts Education, through his founded Find Your Light Foundation. If you are one… Continue reading Find Your Light: The Successful Non-profit
The following makes reference to mental illness and suicide. Please exercise consideration and self care in reading. Depression has been a companion in my life for almost as long as I can remember. As a child, I always felt odd. On my first day of school, I remember looking at the other girls in the… Continue reading When Depression is Your Travel Companion
This one woman play was written by my dear friend, Katie. She's brilliant...just saying. I wanted to share because it's really great, but I also think we need to hear about disability through artistic mediums. THE CROWNING OF ST. KATHRYN: A PLAY IN TWO ACTS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: KATHRYN SHELLEY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The… Continue reading THE CROWNING OF ST. KATHRYN: A PLAY IN TWO ACTS
I remember it clearly. I was standing on the stage, playing one of the parts I am most proud of: Lady Macbeth. It was a modern retelling of the story, which I guess was all the rage after Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet. My character was ruthless and powerful, just like the classic character. We… Continue reading A is for Arts, B is for Bullying PART II
If you’re an arts education advocate like myself, you have likely come across this question multiple times. It’s a question, which for me, feels like the ringing I get in my ears when nails scratch down a chalk board. I feel all the retorts wanting to spew up, and I usually only have time enough… Continue reading Why Don’t Millionaire Artists Pay for Arts Education?
“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.” -John Denver Music… Continue reading We Need Music More Than Ever
One year ago today, I was walking through the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition centre, literally shaking with excitement, and with a stomach full of butterflies. That morning at 4am, I had packed my family into the car, leaving our regional sea side town for the weekend. Though it was a beautiful place to live (pictured… Continue reading The Paths We Take