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Breaking Brave with Marilyn Barefoot
Feb 26, 2021
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Juno Nominated Pop Star RALPH on the songwriting process, overcoming insecurities, owning her own record label, staying grounded, and so much more!
It’s hard to pin down exactly what it is about the Toronto born, JUNO award nominated artist RALPH (Raffa Weyman) that has captured the devotion of fans across the country. Whether it’s her high-fashion yet effortlessly cool aesthetic, her irresistible blend of vintage pop and lush contemporary beats, or the raw honesty that comes through her lyricism, one thing is certain - there is a rarity about an artist such as RALPH. With an emphasis on narrative songwriting and genre-bending musical style (with a background in vocal jazz and folk music), RALPH has created a special role for herself within the contemporary music scene; a sound that is catchy but cool, sexy but smart, edgy but sophisticated. She’s developed a soundscape that is uniquely her own, but what truly makes RALPH's songs special is that they are ferociously honest and relatable. This finesse sent her hit track “Gravity” up the radio charts into the Top 20, followed by a JUNO award nomination for Dance Recording of the Year. Starting with little more than talent and a vision, over the past five years RALPH has built an incredible following in the USA, Canada and Europe. She’s joined the likes of Ria Mae, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Scott Helman on three cross-Canada tours, and has drawn crowds south of the border for a North American tour with US band JOAN. Earning over 35 millions streams across platforms and seeing her music featured across television networks such as E!, HBO, Freeform, CBC, and VICE, she has earned praise from a wealth of tastemaker press such as The FADER, Billboard, Paper, Paste, NYLON, V Magazine, Mother Jones, Interview Magazine, Elle Canada, Hollywood Reporter, Teen Vogue, and MTV News. She has also seen her face featured twice on the Dundas Square Amazon and Spotify billboards, and was the guest vocal coach on two episodes of Canada’s Drag Race. The scope of RALPH’s talent reaches far beyond her sonance; her aesthetic eye has served in the consistency of her photography and the artful approach to her music videos as she continues to grow not only as a pop-icon, but a style purveyor. Whether it’s to catch the next look she’ll be serving, or the next bop she’ll be dropping, all eyes are on RALPH. Ralph’s newest EP Gradience was just released July 2021, and her single ‘Tommy’ is already being played on radios across Canada. She has a Canada headline tour booked for November 2021 and will be continuing her tour in January, visiting select cities in the USA. For more on RALPH, connect with her: On IG: @songsbyralph On Twitter: @songsbyralph On Facebook: @songsbyralph On TikTok: @songsbyralph And her website: https://www.songsbyralph.com/.
1 hr 3 min
Oct 7, 2021
LUCAS WILSON on his experience with gay conversion therapy at Liberty University, Evangelicalism and proselytizing, why he's speaking out about these topics, and so much more!
https://fau.academia.edu/LukeWilson (Lucas Wilson) is a PhD candidate in Comparative Studies at Florida Atlantic University, writing his dissertation on second-generation Holocaust literature and oral history. He holds an MA in English from McMaster University, as well as an MTS from Vanderbilt University. His research mainly centers on Holocaust literature and oral history, but he has begun working in the field of critical evangelical studies. His academic work has appeared in Canadian Jewish Studies and https://www.academia.edu/40368495/Of_Gossip_and_Gaze_The_Shift_from_Symbolic_to_Social_Exclusion_Seen_through_a_Post_Holocaust_Aesthetic_in_Flannery_O_Connor_s_The_Displaced_Person_ (Flannery O’Connor Review) and in edited collections published by https://www.academia.edu/44661143/Dismantling_Christian_Readings_of_Jewish_American_Literature_in_the_Christian_College_A_M_Kleins_The_Second_Scroll (The MLA), https://www.academia.edu/44661067/Enduring_Anti_Semitic_Christian_Scripts_in_Elie_Wiesels_The_Gates_of_the_Forest (SUNY Press), and https://www.academia.edu/50675776/Unlearning_Evangelicalism_What_a_Poor_Education_Taught_Me (DIO Press). His public-facing work has appeared in https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2021/5/13/gay-man-says-he-was-tormented-liberty-university-now-hes-suing (The Advocate), https://www.queerty.com/jerry-falwell-jr-plays-gay-students-suffer-universitys-conversion-therapy-20200122 (Queerty), https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/04/liberty-universitys-board-trustees-remove-jerry-falwell-jr-schools-president/ (LGBTQ Nation), https://religiondispatches.org/liberty-universitys-in-house-conversion-therapist-retires-but-will-the-christian-school-cease-this-discredited-practice/ (Religion Dispatches), and https://rvamag.com/gay-rva/group-conversion-therapy-and-its-aftermath-at-liberty-university.html (RVA Magazine). He currently teaches at University of Toronto and Seneca College. For more from Lucas, please connect with him via: Instagram: @lukeslamdunkwilson; Twitter: @wilson_fw Facebook: Luke Wilson (networks: Vanderbilt Divinity, McMaster University, Liberty University); Academia.edu: https://fau.academia.edu/LukeWilson
Sep 23, 2021
LIBBY McCREADY on the importance of pushing ourselves & recognizing our accomplishments, trekking through The Arctic, fundraising for True Patriot Love, and so much more!
Libby McCready knows exactly what it takes to inspire and harness greatness for quantum results and has done just that over and over again professionally for more than 20 years both as a corporate executive and entrepreneur. Currently, Libby is the Chief Thought Architect at Opportunity St. Previously, highlights of Libby's professional career include her work as Head of sales training for three of Canada’s largest asset managers. As well as serving as Sales and Practice management coach to hundreds of financial advisors, realtors, and entrepreneurs across North America. Libby is also a Proctor Gallagher Circle of Excellence and Inner Circle Awards Winner. She's also the Architect of Foundations of Leadership, Transfer to Habit, Blueprint for Quantum Results and a host of other high impact sales and branding training/coaching programs. Libby holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Learning & Leadership from Royal Roads University. For more from Libby, please visit: https://www.opportunitystreet.ca/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/libbymccready/ Twitter: @OpportunityStr1 IG: https://www.instagram.com/opportunitystreet/