Keynotes & Conversations
Writing and singing full-frontal."
—NPR's Here & Now
"More than a show... giving audience members a sense of uplift."
— Pasadena Weekly
"Licity wrapped us in her authentic embrace." — University of Illinois
Licity Feeds hungry hearts who want to FEEL hope and learn love as a tool of change.
"Love. Courage. Yes. How to purpose the powers of Fear and Love in your life and create a more connected humanity"
"Authentic Creativity. Catastrophic cover-culture, perilous provenance—Why originality is essential for a healthy world"
"Breathe + Smile + Say No. How mindfulness helped me heal from sexual assault, chronic illness, and hear my own voice"
"Cows, Spit, and Death. Being fully yourself in front of any audience, any person, or even the mirror"
Choose Your Own Adventure: Presentations designed for your community's unique needs
Is this for your community?
"Our members saw themselves in Licity's stories. So much connection." — Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Licity helps schools, student support centers, professional organizations, conscious businesses, non-profits, networks and conferences. Advisors who want to support their community members to feel empowered, optimistic, and open. Leaders who want to nourish their community by giving them fresh ways of thinking, permission to feel—and have fun while learning and growing.
"A one-of-a-kind visionary with an unforgettably effective approach." — Bradley College
"Licity inspires me to be a better me." — VT, Non-Profit Board Chair
"She’ll make you feel like you belong." —Olympic College
"I was glowing and talking about it for weeks after."—Colgate University
"Licity has a natural presence that touches all."— Ojai Valley Museum
Licity Collins is a one-of-a-kind speaker.
A singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, and lively, dynamic communicator—she is described by her fans as "fearless," and "a beacon of light." She is a unique and engaging force who turns each audience into a connected community. Her music penetrates our hearts and stays with us. Licity’s songs, stories, and generous, playful audience interaction deliver energy far beyond her presentation. Her passion becomes a part of us.
Licity brings a philosophy of living open-hearted, courageously, in honor of our fears. She gives a lot of love. We are strengthened and held by Licity's gift for making the hard things simple and joyful. Calling herself an "imperfectionist," she relates to all our stumbles, stubbornness and stretches.
"There is power in both Fear and Love. It's not a matter of wrong or right. It's a matter of honest awareness. We are all scared. We all want to be loved. Emotion can be a tool of change."— Licity
Her resilience is not an act. Licity leads with her heart, not her trauma. She has healed from a sexual assault, thirteen years of a chronic illness, and being raised in a family affected by mental illness—not to mention a lifetime as an artist! She also draws on her joys and adventures including life with her blind dog, meditation practice, composting toilet and living in a 9x19 ft. tiny home. She will get you laughing (and maybe singing) about all of it.
Licity's song “Sometimes” stems from coping in a family affected by mental illness. The story “The Hotel Room” shares her pilgrimage to her mother’s funeral, who died the same day her first album was completed. “Sorry” is a witty creative indictment of apology culture. "Just My Love" opens our hearts to accepting ourselves just as we are. Her songs and stories are mirrors that reflect our own deep fears and our great capacity to love. She connects to us all.
Licity was profiled by both NPR and FoxNews.com—evidence of her unique ability to bridge audiences and speak to a wide-range of perspectives with genuine empathy.
"Courageous, writing and singing full-frontal." —NPR's Here & Now
"Intimate and relatable." — FoxNews.com
"Deeply moving. Extremely powerful." —Grief Out Loud
"Perfectly delicious." — VC Reporter