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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! 

 

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  • Visit www.watch.unicorns.live to register for your account
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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. 

 

Artist Links:

 

 

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.

Who is a Kelowna Rainbow Woman?

Kelowna Rainbow Women started in July of 2019 and has grown to over 335 members since then. The group was borne of the idea that the women of Kelowna, residents and/or visitors, need a sense of community and the opportunity of a full calendar of events happening within the city that include more than just pub nights.

So, who is a Kelowna Rainbow Woman? Anyone who identifies as a woman within the LGBTQ2+ community some (genderqueer, two-spirited) or all of the time. Kelowna Rainbow Women (KRW) is an all-inclusive, zero-phobic, chill and relaxed group.

KRW is NOT a group strictly for cis-females who identify as lesbians.

Kelowna Rainbow Women is a young endeavor, and we are continuing to grow while we support each other in an online community where we share personal stories, news events, and other things that matter to us.

If you’d like to join us, please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelownarainbowwomen/

QUSIC – Brandon Schmor

Musician Name: Brandon Schmor

Genre: Various

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.

Financially Supported by: Creative BC, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters

 

Brandon Schmor (he/him/his) is a 25 year old self-taught pianist and vocalist from Vernon BC, who enjoys performing both covers, and his own original songs, spanning a wide range of musical genres including Blues, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Soul, Punk, Grunge, and even Ragtime Saloon Piano. Around the age of 3, he began to pick out the notes from songs he had heard, on an old toy piano that was given to him. He continued to be fascinated with music, and pianos, eventually prompting his family to bring home a large antique upright piano for him to play on. Brandon finally gained the confidence to come out as gay to his family in 2017, and was fortunate to receive acceptance, and support. Brandon is also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, does not read sheet music, and plays piano entirely by ear, and emotion.

 

Brandon Schmor links:

 

 

About QUSIC

QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. with the generous support of Creative BC, 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 will feature 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.

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

 

TICKETS

Due to Covid-19 we are only offering tickets by the table. This helps ensure appropriate social distancing based on requirements by provincial and local health authorities. Tickets for this show are free & first-come, first-serve. Please call Friends of Dorothy to reserve.

Schedule:
5:30pm – Doors open for pre-cocktails and food purchases
6:55pm – Doors locked (no entry till after 7:15pm)
7:00pm – Interview with Brandon
7:15pm – Live Performance (set 1)
7:45pm – Intermission
7:55pm – Live Performance (set 2)

 

NOTE: This show will be live-streamed, and we need all guests indoors and seated prior to broadcast. Doors will be locked at 6:55pm. Details will be posted on the door on how to gain access if you are late. No entry between 6:55pm and 7:15pm. Guests are asked to be mindful that they are attending a live broadcast. As there will be video cameras and microphones around the venue, you may be captured on camera and mic. There is no way to avoid this and we cannot edit anything out. Thank you for understanding. 

Friends of Dorothy Lounge is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for both staff and patrons, and they thank all in attendance for your patience as they work through the new regulations.

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.live. –https://watch.unicorns.live/programs/live-brandon-schmor

19+ – valid government-issued photo ID may be required for entry.
Friends of Dorothy Lounge is wheelchair accessible.  If you require assistance please let us know.

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded, traditional territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people.