X. ARI is an LGBTQIA+ Alt-Pop singer, writer, and mental health advocate from Toronto. Her life motto is all about turning “Pain Into Power” through art and self-care. Having comorbid Dis-Orders 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 upcoming EP “Anja”, dedicated to her first ever girlfriend, is being released this June to celebrate their newfound love & Pride Month ?.
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, she’s hosting “Mental Health Month with X. ARI”. It is a FREE online festival with workshops & talks by healers, teachers, advocates, artists, and organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (San Fernando Valley & Westside LA), Free Arts, Vry, and Pause+Expand. Throughout the month we will be featuring powerful stories, Yoga, Guided Meditations, Sound-Baths, Coping Skills with NAMI, Emotional Freedom Technique, Radical Acceptance, LGBTQIA+ x Mental Health, Sleep Hygiene, Crystal Healing, Cultural Diversity, Mindful Mantras, Intention Setting, and more!
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.
Check back here next week for the event link & full calendar, and get ready for a month of healing together.