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Voices Unheard: James Sieben

James Sieben (he/him/his) is a trans gay man. On this episode of Voices Unheard, James will talk with Jessica about how he has experienced misogyny first-hand before coming out, and how he actually now benefits from misogyny because he “passes for male”. He’ll also discuss how he feels the recent rhetoric about trans people expressed by J.K. Rowling is harmful; the issue of anti-transness in sports; and why all cis LGBT2Q+ people should care about and fight for trans rights.

 

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 Castanet.

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

Terez (she/her/hers) may be making her debut releases, 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.

 

 

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 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.

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

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Voices Unheard Vol 4 – Toni Boot: Woman of Colour in Government


Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020, Voices Unheard, a project sponsored by Kelowna Pride and hosted by Jessica Samuels, welcomes 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.

To watch this episode, go to https://watch.unicorns.live/programs/live-toniboot

Voices Unheard is a weekly series designed to elevate voices and bring greater awareness to underrepresented members of society, including people of various racial backgrounds, sexuality, gender identity/expression, age, and ability.

If you missed this and other episodes, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial for Unicorns.live.

To sign up, follow this link: https://watch.unicorns.live/catalog

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Unicorns.LIVE is Mobile


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Unicorns.LIVE is now available on the go! Download the iOS or Android app to watch your favorite Unicorns.LIVE shows on the go from you phone or tablet. You can also download to your device to watch later.

These apps make it easy to watch A Sip With Sparkle on the Patio, Voices Unheard on the beach or enjoy QUSIC in the pool.


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A NOTE: The special discounted monthly rate of $6.99 with a 14-day free trial is ONLY available via our website. If you subscriber through the mobile app you will pay the standard $8.99 a month with a 7-day free trial.


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Voices Unheard Vol 3 – Alaina Young: Plus-sized Woman


Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Voices Unheard, a project sponsored by Kelowna Pride and hosted by Jessica Samuels, welcomed Alaina Young.

In her own words: “Plus-size, full-figured, curvaceous…I am a fat woman.” While consistently trying to improve her health by way of exercise and healthy eating, Alaina continues to struggle with her weight and the toll it takes on her mental health.

Jessica Samuels will discuss with Alaina the impact of modern society’s perceptions of her body type and others of her size, and how larger people are viewed in a world of Insta-models. The true take-away of this episode is a message of hope and body acceptance, and how someone’s size doesn’t make them less human — no matter what that size is.

Voices Unheard is a weekly series designed to elevate voices and bring greater awareness to underrepresented members of society, including people of various racial backgrounds, sexuality, gender identity/expression, age, and ability.

If you missed this and other episodes, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial for Unicorns.live.

To sign up, follow this link: https://watch.unicorns.live/catalog