"Courageous. 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
If you want justice, start with Love
"Our members saw themselves in Licity's stories.
So much connection." — Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
We are in confusing times. We need loving, gentle, clear, and personal solutions to our challenges. We need permission to feel. We need authentic stories that provide hope—voices of experience and resilience. If you are a school, student support center, professional organization, conscious business, non-profit, or conference, your community will benefit from the lessons of empowering Love.
"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
"A new bright light we desperately need." — BC, Mindfulness Instructor
Licity Collins is
a one-of-a-kind speaker
"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
A singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, and lively, dynamic communicator—Licity 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 is our most powerful 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
LOVE + FEAR
Trauma and Recovery
Licity Collins trained at the Leadership Institute near Washington, DC when she was seventeen and has been creating innovative art-infused transformational experiences ever since. She helped found ground-breaking arts organizations, the Women in Prison Project in Providence, RI, defunkt theatre and Disjecta Arts in Portland OR. Her intimate tea-time conversations became an artist-in-residence tradition at the University of Illinois. Licity currently lives in Ojai, CA where she serves on the advisory board of the BRAVO music education program for the world-renown Ojai Music Festival.