I wanted to express my thoughts about Wonder Women VI, while I’m still warm with the energy that rose from the stage of talented artists ranging from singer songwriters, to spoken word, to visual artists, to stand up comedians. It felt like the intensity grew as the evening progressed and emotional waves washed over us with every new performance, audience and artists knit together, lifted each other up and roared with empowerment. This day, International Women’s Day we celebrated our differences and common ground, this day we celebrated our strengths and our weaknesses, this day we embraced each other as mothers, daughters, friends, lovers, and independent artists. It was an incredible culmination of strength, conviction and love, and I was honoured to participate and bear witness.

A mountain of gratitude must be erected for the awe-inspiring commitment and enthusiasm of Arlene Paculan and Kat Leonard towards a week of successful concerts and free workshops, and the grand finale that was International Women’s Day and the Wonder Women Concert to spread empowerment through art!

Check out the full gamut of awesome performers that made this event a huge success!

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MARCH 4-8, 2013 is International Women’s Week, and LMG Productions celebrates by presenting WonderFest, a weeklong series of workshops and concerts that aims to promote an inspiring culture through art; a place for people to connect, cultivate and celebrate. WonderFest is coming March 4-8, 2013 Toronto!

YOU can help us spread empowerment through art too!

1) Choose ONE WORD of EMPOWERMENT

2) Take a PHOTO with your word

3) Tweet @LMGProductions “I’m spreading empowerment through art! #WonderFest”or email ImWorthItInfo@yahoo.ca

We would be honoured if you would join us in our passion towards encouraging and empowering individuals through art.

For WonderFest schedules and details visit www.WonderWomenWorld.tumblr.com

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I am so honoured and excited to be contributing to this years celebration of International Women’s Week with my participation in Wonder Woman VI In Concert on March the 8th!

But that’s not all! YOU can help us spread empowerment through art too!

How? Like this:

1) Choose ONE WORD of EMPOWERMENT
2) Take a PHOTO with your word
3) Tweet @LMGProductions “I’m spreading empowerment through art! #WonderFest”
or email ImWorthItInfo@yahoo.ca

If you wish, there is also opportunity for you to make it into our next video as well as onto our Wall Of Empowerment at www.WonderWomenWorld.tumblr.com!

MARCH 4-8, 2013 is International Women’s Week, and LMG Productions celebrates by presenting WonderFest, a weeklong series of workshops and concerts that aims to promote an inspiring culture through art; a place for people to connect, cultivate and celebrate. WonderFest is coming March 4-8, 2013 Toronto!

We would be honoured if you would join us in our passion towards encouraging and empowering individuals through art.

For WonderFest schedules and details visit www.WonderWomenWorld.tumblr.com

I am so honoured and excited to be contributing to this years celebration of International Women’s Week with my participation in Wonder Woman VI In Concert on March the 8th!

Wonder Women VI: WonderFest 

Spreading empowerment through art! 

MARCH 4-8, 2013 is International Women’s Week, and LMG Productions celebrates by presenting Wonder Women VI: WonderFest, a weeklong series of workshops and concerts to spread empowerment through art.

Wonder Women is a series of events that aims to promote a positive environment for aspiring artists, inspiring them to develop their craft. Created by Mississauga singer-songwriter and Executive Producer Arlene Paculan, Wonder Women’s mission is to showcase diversified talents and build confidence and character through art. With the help of singer-songwriter and Artistic Director Kat Leonard, Wonder Women is quickly growing into a valuable wealth of resources, education and encouragement, a place for people to connect, cultivate and celebrate.

The Wonder Women series has grown in popularity among performing artists and fans. This International Women’s Week edition of Wonder Women will be the largest Wonder Women event yet. With four free workshops and two concerts involving approximately 50 wonder women and super men of varied media, WonderFest is certain to make a positive artistic impact on the community.

www.WonderWomenWorld.tumblr.com

I realize there is a decision for me to make within the creative process and my artistry as a songwriter.

To create from my own voice or to communicate for others?

As a graphic designer it is my commitment to excel at the later, to solve design and communication problems for clients, and support them in the expression of their brand. In this sense there is a responsibility to create from another perspective, where success is measured by insights, trends and brand engagement relevant to a strategic goal.

As both artist and songwriter, I see a new opportunity to celebrate my own voice, and what I personally have to contribute to the world. A voice I could not access as an artist through other mediums. Through music there are stories to explore that could contribute so much more than the packaged, processed products for mass consumption that keep us from feeling anything real, or connecting us to each other. This is where my passion lies, in breaking past the surface and making that emotional connection, one song at a time.

For me this is a choice to be expansive, and not limited in my creative pursuits. In this choice I empower a voice that has in the past placed the judgements of others before her own. Through music I will emancipate my spirit and create a clearing to start anew.

I choose to expand from within! Where do you stand? I’d love to hear what you are passionate about and how you are bringing your gifts into this world. Please leave a comment on the blog or tweet me @misstaniajoy 🙂

Much love,

Tania

The 10 Most Valuable gifts you can give this Holiday Season

1. Forgive Yourself

2. Forgive someone you have wronged, or you perceive have wronged you.

3. Instead of buying a gift for your best friend. Write a letter, telling him/her what the friendship means to you.

4. The neighbor or colleague you don’t really like, and have been avoiding, take this opportunity to find something to compliment them on. Make it genuine. Everyone has something worth noting.

5. Clean out your closet/jewellery box and recycle those items you have not used for a long time. Someone, somewhere may need your cast-offs

6. Does your gift-giving list include someone who has everything? Why burden them with more “stuff!” Make a contribution to a charity in their name and encourage them to begin a revolution of the heart, by giving their time.

7. Suspend your judgments of a homeless person. You don’t know their situation. Look them in the eye and send them thoughts of love.

8. Write a Love Letter to yourself

9. If you’re in a romantic relationship – write a love letter to your partner.

10. Repeat steps 1 and 2.

Pauline Haynes is a Life Coach who understands life’s ebb and flow. @Coachpauline

“If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own”

– Noah and the Whale