Huge thanks to local hometown heroes Priory for joining us in our efforts to fight stigma and #KeepOregonWell through music this week at the Skype Live Studio in Portland! As you can see from the crowd shot above, we had a blast.
Thank you also to everyone who came out to the show, signed the “Keep Oregon Well” pledge to stand UP and speak OUT against stigma, and live-streamed the show on Skype.
Sheila Hamilton from Kink FM and I caught up with the Priory boys backstage before the show and chatted about mental health and the work we are doing with bands to help raise awareness around issues related to mental and behavioral health.
I have always been lucky to have tons of talented, awesome people out there who listen to my music. This is not lost on me for a second…and I especially love it when those people do cool things with my songs in return.
My undying love for Austin’s drag-punk-terror powerhouse Christeene is no secret. It takes a lot to shock me, but every time I find myself in the presence of this magical creature, she manages to take me there (and, more often than not, way beyond there).
This past year she also won the heart of Boy George, who, after watching her tear up the stage across the pond, tweeted, “What a fucking awesome hip hop, Beyonce, Evil Dead, queercore, unapologetic, sick show…KILL FOR A TICKET!”
The brainchild of performance artist and musician Paul Soileau, Christeene Vale is a self-described “human pissoire of raw unabashed sexuality; a gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk fully equipped with an arsenal of ferocious music intertwined with raw moments of strained intimacy and fiery stank” — which pretty well sums it up. Read the rest of this entry »
It was announced today that, as of next month (March 15th), I am going to be stepping into the role of CCO (Chief Communications Officer) at Trillium, Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families.
Really amazing work is happening out of this organization, and I am thrilled to be joining the Executive Team leading the way.
If you haven’t already, please nominate your picks for the 2015 “Keep Oregon Well” Mental Health Heroes Awards HERE, or by clicking the image below.