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Voices Unheard: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett (she/he/they) joins host Jessica Samuels for this episode of Voices Unheard. Taysha is autistic, bigender, and queer; growing up they were bullied and beat up and, according to Taysha, at school the “teachers didn’t know what to do with me.” Once their Mom stepped in and demanded certain accommodations, Taysha was able to take a moment to study how the rest of the world interacted with one another, learn from them, and began to emulate others’ interpersonal skills. Taysha and Jessica will discuss these experiences, the tedious process of learning how to blend in, and how at the age of 53, Taysha feels they do a “pretty good job of passing.”

 

This episode of Voices Unheard is produced with the financial support of Krushel Wealth Management of Raymond James Ltd. A proud member and advocate of the LGBT2Q+ community, Krushel Wealth Management of Raymond James Ltd. is one of B.C. Interior’s premiere LGBT2Q+ wealth planning organizations.

 

If you are interested in having your voice heard please submit your information via our online form.

 

About Voices Unheard

Voices Unheard is a weekly livestream series produced by Unicorns.LIVE in partnership with Kelowna Pride Society. The intent of this series is to bring awareness to underrepresented members of society, which includes people of various racial backgrounds, sexuality, gender identity/expression, age, or ability. Host Jessica Samuels will engage a different guest each week in a candid conversation about the challenges they have faced or continue to struggle with, elevating their voice and helping them to tell their stories.

 

Voices Unheard is filmed and produced on the unceded, traditional territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people.

 

Voices Unheard is grateful for the support of Castanet Media. 

 

A Sip With Sparkle – Episode 5: Mid-Summer Mixers

Ahhh mid-summer: the golden glow of August is all around us, and–I do declare!–the heat of the season has us yearning for refined refreshments to quench our collective, unbridled thirst. 

Douse those inner burning desires with liquid relief on our next episode of A Sip With Sparkle

Sparkle will guide you through the process of how to create two luscious and loaded mid-summer mixers with seasonal Okanagan tree fruits: Peach Bourbon Iced Tea and a Pear Sidecar. Special guest, Ella Lamoureux, returns to provide some ‘classy’ to Sparkle’s ‘sassy’…

Join us for what will surely be a midsummer night’s scream on A Sip With Sparkle, coming up on Monday, August 17, 2020 live at 7:00 pm PST only on Unicorns.LIVE! 

 

About ‘A Sip With Sparkle!’

She twinkles, she glistens, she sparkles…and she’s the Okanagan’s cocktail queen! Join the glimmering drag star Sparkle for A Sip with Sparkle!, as she concocts a bevy of beverages live on the interwebs. Known for her energy, charisma, sassy wit, and fabulous blonde hair, Sparkle serves up a delicious combination of glamour, alcohol, and witty repartee. With locally sourced ingredients and step-by-step instruction on how to create these luscious libations, you’ll be sipping (and, perhaps, snort-laughing) your way through each episode. Sounds fabulous, nest-ce pas?

You’ll need to subscribe to watch A Sip with Sparkle…see below to find out how! 

 

Subscribe to Unicorns.LIVE

Register today for your Unicorns.LIVE account to watch all the latest content, including A Sip With Sparkle! Here is how the subscription works:

  • Visit www.watch.unicorns.live to register for your account
  • Sign up in August and you’ll receive a 14-day free trial, with a monthly rate of $6.99 + GST for the life of your subscription (valid for the next 100 subscribers)
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  • Annual subscription available for $89.90 + tax (10 months billed, with 2 months free)
     

 

QUSIC – Terez

Musician Name: Terez
Genre: Pop
Content Rating: PG – Parental guidance is suggested for designated age range (7-13 yrs); some material may not be suitable for all children due to coarse language.

Hosted at & Sponsored by: Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Downtown Kelowna.
Media Sponsor: K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock and New Country 100.7 .
Financially Supported by: Creative BC, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Episode Sponsor: Susan Dolan Real Estate

Terez (she/her/hers) may be making her original debut releases as a solo artist, but this young pop singer is anything but new to the music scene. Already with a fan base of over 100K followers, collaborating with influencers like Nicole Arbour, and having performed across North America, sharing stages with heavy hitters such as Keith Urban, Terez is making a mark on her own accord with the release of original music. 

With her passion originating from songwriting, Terez uses her music as a platform to discuss topics such as self-love, mental health, and acceptance. Everyone has secrets and unflattering truths; Terez aims to showcase her truth to make fans feel more accepting of their own. Her deeply vulnerable, and personal lyrics aim to make listeners feel related to and understood, while her pop melodies and dynamic vocals make you want to dance. Terez has more interest in one’s humanity rather than their gender, and looks forward to telling her musical story on QUSIC.

QUSIC episodes are generally only available to current Unicorns.LIVE subscribers; however, thanks to the support of Susan Dolan Real Estate, this livestream will be available to everyone! NOTE: The episode will be available for viewing after August 19, 2020 to Unicorns.LIVE subscribers only. 

 

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About QUSIC

QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. in which all presenting artists must identify under the LGBT2Q+ spectrum. This innovative series celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community, which includes individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit as well as a range of other gender and sexual identities. QUSIC features solo performers, duos or group acts, provided that the headlining artist identifies as LGBT2Q+.

QUSIC supports the growth and development of the Canadian music industry, highlighting artists who identify as LGBT2Q+. The music series invests in Canadian talent and will help to grow awareness of LGBT2Q+ musical artists, and helping to put money in their pockets so that they may continue to create this essential art form. 

QUSIC broadcasts live from Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Downtown Kelowna, BC and is financially supported by Creative BC, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, and also sponsored by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock and New Country 100.7.

Unicorns.LIVE programming is produced on the traditional, unceded territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people. 

 

TICKETS

Anyone wishing to attend this show in person at Friends of Dorothy Lounge may do so at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending should contact Friends of Dorothy Lounge to reserve their table by calling 236.420.4565 or by email at info@fodlounge.com. Adhering to Phase III guidelines in BC’s Restart Plan, tables are available in groups of 2, 4, or 6 to help ensure appropriate social distancing. Friends of Dorothy Lounge continues to provide a safe, healthy environment for both staff and patrons. A minimum $10 donation to Etcetera Youth Group is requested for those who wish to attend, in lieu of purchasing tickets. This episode is produced with the financial assistance of Susan Dolan – Exp Realty Kelowna.

Voices Unheard: Toni Boot

Toni Boot (she/her/hers), mayor of Summerland, BC since being elected in 2018, joins Jessica Samuels for Episode 4. Originally from Summerland, Mayor Boot has quite the professional resume: she taught at Okanagan College for several years, co-owned Kettle Valley Dried Fruit Company, founded and owned Grasslands Nursery, holds a B.A. in Professional Communication, and entered local government in 2014 when she was elected to Summerland Council. During this 4-year period, she also sat as a director on the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) board. The focus of this conversation will centre on being a woman of colour in government during such a politically-divisive and racially-charged time in modern history.

If you are interested in having your voice heard please submit your information via our online form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOZw6Zi5OiZFAfpMFz_T_PhB_IZbg1qlJMcddn8HWWLFw3BA/viewform

About Voices Unheard

Voices Unheard is a weekly livestream series produced by Unicorns.LIVE in partnership with Kelowna Pride Society. The intent of this series is to bring awareness to underrepresented members of society, which includes people of various racial backgrounds, sexuality, gender identity/expression, age, or ability. Host Jessica Samuels will engage a different guest each week in a candid conversation about the challenges they have faced or continue to struggle with, elevating their voice and helping them to tell their stories.

Voices Unheard is filmed and produced on the unceded, traditional territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people.

Voices Unheard is grateful for the support Castanet.

Get Ready To MX. It Up With Room to Roam!

Summer hasn’t exactly gotten off to the brilliant start we are used to here in the sunny Okanagan. However, it is summer and there are few things better during this time of year than getting together with friends in the evening to mix, mingle, and catch up. Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. is pleased to announce that we’re bringing back the original MX. on Thursday, July 23, 2020! Well, maybe not exactly “The MX. OG”…read on!

We’re thrilled to invite you to join us at Dunnenzie’s Pizza Co. in the Lower Mission (4638 Lakeshore Rd) from 5:30-7:30 pm. We’ll be keeping it social and keeping it safe; physical distancing measures will be in place ‘MXing’ it up with creative ways for everyone to get a chance to meet and make new connections.

Rather than our usual “food station” set-up, Dunnenzie’s (our gracious Host Partner who is providing the snacks and a welcome beverage for all in attendance) will offer a variety of appy plates upon arrival; register, grab your food and a drink, and get mingling! 

Not familiar with The MX.? The MX. was created as an opportunity for the LGBT2Q+ community to network, gather, and socialize. This is also an opportunity to meet like minded people away from those lovely apps. Allies are encouraged to join; the more, the merrier! 

In addition to meeting super fab people, the MX. also fundraises for the Etcetera Youth Group and 100% of the entrance fee will be donated to them. Space is available on a first come first serve basis. Please register in advance so we can let Dunnenzie’s know how much food should be prepared for our guests. Suggested donation for admission is $10 (or $5 for students (19+) with valid student ID).

Dunnenzie’s will also be assisting us in our on-going fundraising efforts for Etcetera by creating a “Mystery Prize Table”. For $20 per ticket, you’ll have the chance to win…something fabulous! Or, something else. Dunnenzie’s generous suppliers and partner merchants will be providing the prizes–what the prizes may be is for us to know and for you to find out!

If you’re planning on joining us, we hope you’ll reach out to some of your friends and work colleagues and consider safe carpooling. Parking at this location can be challenging, and keep in mind that they will be open to the public as well. 

The MX. is presented by TD Bank, and proudly supported by Okanagan Young Professionals Collective, Sarah Sucloy Real Estate, Friends of Dorothy and EzTix.

We look forward to seeing you for our garden party at The MX. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm at Dunnenzie’s in the Lower Mission. Questions? Please reach out to Kris Johnson, Manager of Logistics & Partnerships for Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. by email kris@rebelliousunicorns.com

The MX. is held on the unceded, traditional territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people.

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