Weapon of Voice 2016

On May 20th, 2016 we hosted Weapon of Voice, a free evening of the arts for people who have experienced abuse.

We held a crowdfunding campaign where the community purchased tickets for people living in shelters, people who had grown up in the foster system and those who have broken their silence at Reclaim Your Voice events. We are grateful to our sponsors and our community for helping us surpass our fundraising goal, funding another year of Reclaim Your Voice programming.

Weapon of Voice 2016 featured a screening of video portraits featuring people sharing their stories, live spoken word performances, and a musical performance by Grammy Award winning artist Mýa!

Check out the galleries below to see pictures from our magical evening!

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About Mýa

Mýa is an American singer­/songwriter, dancer and actress. In 2002, she won a Grammy Award for her collaboration with hristina Aguiler, il' Kim, and Pink on “Lady Marmalade”. She has also appeared in the films Chicago (for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award) and Shall We Dance.

Instagram: @KISSMya        Twitter: @MissMya

RENÉE, songstress Renée is based in Toronto, but hopes to travel the world during her lifetime – she aspires to spread her message of self-Love and unity to as many people as she can, through her music. Beautiful is what many call her music and voice. With songs that speak about the realness of life, Renée transforms pain into beauty every time she bares her soul through a mic and a melody. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @ReneeTheVoice, and on Facebook at Renee The Voice. photo: Cassandra Rudolph

RENÉE, songstress

Renée is based in Toronto, but hopes to travel the world during her lifetime – she aspires to spread her message of self-Love and unity to as many people as she can, through her music. Beautiful is what many call her music and voice. With songs that speak about the realness of life, Renée transforms pain into beauty every time she bares her soul through a mic and a melody.
You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @ReneeTheVoice, and on Facebook at Renee The Voice.

photo: Cassandra Rudolph

MICHAEL MORALES, spokenword Michael Morales is an 18 year old Hip Hop & Spokenword Artist from Scarborough, Ontario. Michael has performed at festivals and events before some of which include Unity Festival at Yonge & Dundas Square, Juno Awards Green Room Event in Hamilton, Nuit Blanche, and the Identify N’ Impact Awards. Michael believes in empowerment through the arts and sharing his experiences in hopes that others will be able to do the same some day.

MICHAEL MORALES, spokenword

Michael Morales is an 18 year old Hip Hop & Spokenword Artist from Scarborough, Ontario. Michael has performed at festivals and events before some of which include Unity Festival at Yonge & Dundas Square, Juno Awards Green Room Event in Hamilton, Nuit Blanche, and the Identify N’ Impact Awards. Michael believes in empowerment through the arts and sharing his experiences in hopes that others will be able to do the same some day.

LIGHTHAÜS, spokenword lighthaüs uses words, soundwaves and the spaces in between them to foster healing, empowerment and self-reflection. these elements begin to build the foundation for inner exploration, the necessary journey of each human being and the quintessential purpose for lighthaüs' work. through the power of purpose-filled, actualized beings the world can be transformed. Twitter: @lighthaüspoetic

LIGHTHAÜS, spokenword

lighthaüs uses words, soundwaves and the spaces in between them to foster healing, empowerment and self-reflection. these elements begin to build the foundation for inner exploration, the necessary journey of each human being and the quintessential purpose for lighthaüs' work. through the power of purpose-filled, actualized beings the world can be transformed.

Twitter: @lighthaüspoetic

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS

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