X. ARI is a queer Alt-Pop singer, writer, and mental health & LGBTQIA+ advocate from Toronto. Her life motto is all about turning “Pain Into Power” through art and self-care. Having comorbid mental health challenges is not her identity, but her superpower. X. ARI’s visceral lyrics transmit messages of hope as often as they ponder tragedy. Her sound comes to life in the middle. Her 5th EP “Anja”, dedicated to her first ever girlfriend, came out on July 23, 2022.
It is X. ARI’s mission to use creativity to empower and raise awareness by using her platform to encourage others to turn their Pain into Power by finding their conduit for healing. Her goal is to make a global impact as an artist, songwriter, advocate, and public speaker to spread her message, light, and self-care tips to help heal the world.
For the entire month of May, 2021 she hosted “Mental Health Month with X. ARI”, a FREE online festival with workshops & talks by healers, teachers, advocates, artists, and organizations. She was so inspired that she is now creating an in person wellness festival in LA on May 20-22, 2022 with live music, film, comedy, self care sessions, and creative workshops. Stay tuned for more details!!
X. ARI aims to spark open conversation, connect like-minded people and provide healing support throughout the month that participants can utilize in the future. She hopes to normalize mental health and create an environment where everyone feels accepted, supported, and seen.