LOVE COURAGE YES
An intimate and inspiring concert-talk
available now through zoom or your preferred online platform
"Courageous. Writing and singing full-frontal." —NPR's Here & Now
"More than a show...giving audience members a sense of uplift." — Pasadena Weekly
"As talented a storyteller as she is a singer and guitarist." — VC Reporter
"Licity wrapped us in her authentic embrace" — audience member
Humans are remembering how to Love.
The myth that we are separate from one another is the source of most of the suffering that people create for ourselves and inflict upon each other. This belief in separation causes both a painful sense of longing and a false source of antagonism. Separation creates fear. Fear is the opposite of love. Fear causes us to do all kinds of crazy things.
Now, our world is starting to figure this out. We see the fear. We want to choose love. We need it. But how do we choose love? What is "love" at this level anyway? What does it mean to believe in connection? What does it take to return to Love? Can we repair the damage that our fears and our belief in separation has caused? With courage, yes.
NPR-featured singer-songwriter-spoken word artist,
Licity dives into what it takes to choose a path of love—for ourselves and our world. She thoughtfully selects from her entertaining, touching, and wildly expansive treasure chest of life experience. Licity has lived through sexual assault, thirteen years of a chronic illness, the realities of being a bisexual woman of color, and being raised in a family affected by mental illness—not to mention a lifetime as an artist. She knows the roots and repercussions of separation—and she has come to believe in the tools and rewards of connection and Love.
Licity's songs and stories are a guiding, often bright, funny, revealing light on the imperfections of life. Her trademark voice is raw and vulnerable. Her style is intimate yet playful. Her smile and laugh are infectious. Her songs journey from intimate folk, to the bravado of rock. Her spoken-word stories are carefully crafted from memory and experience, delivered with a spark of spontaneity.
Licity knows how to bring opposites into connected harmony. She is a natural bridge builder. (How else could both FOX news and NPR do profiles on her?) Those she touches grow their own internal tools of Love, Courage and Yes. Licity lives this from the stage. She gives it to everyone's hearts and minds of to take home with them into their practical lives.
Through ACTS of love,
the courage of sharing,
we hear A COLLECTIVE “yes”
and we find ourselves connected
where we once thought we were separate.
A remarkable "Together experience"
Delivering a real-time interactive experience of connection
Licity guides the group in a process of co-writing and sharing a song that is both individual and universal. In a simple process, each participant writes a song inside themselves quietly, guided by Licity's personal songwriting creative process. Then if they choose, they share their lyrics with the group. The group sings it. It is powerful to hear your song expressed by a room full of people. Each song is simple, three words—each unique to the person. Each song uses the same four chords, taken from one of Licity's songs, which everyone shares. As each person reveals their individual song, the connection between the songs comes to life and we see that we are all of one source—we share the same chords, even though our lyrics may be different. It is a powerful, memorable, life-impacting experience that will change the way that you move through this world, and the way you see everyone around you.
Songs and stories are powerful. They are easily remembered, embedded into our hearts, playfully re-told, and sung aloud. The process of sharing stories has been a transformative tradition among all human cultures since we first opened our mouths to sing…and then speak. Licity embodies this lineage through her fierce dedication to honesty, story, truth, and sharing. Her vulnerability echoes through the ages of human experience bringing a sense of collective truth to the room.
Know we are all connected. Commit to integrity, vulnerability, curiosity, and care. Believe everyone is entitled to enjoy life with a full heart. Adore everything.
Honor fears, ask them to step aside. Value differences, don't embed suffering. Trust imperfection. Take risks. Swear and stomp, because this is hard.
Accept the offer. Smile to a stranger. Nod to the newness in yourself. Embrace the unknowing. Relax, liberate and celebrate.
This is the path toward wholeness
in ourselves and as a collective.
It's not a linear process. At times these qualities will be required in succession, at times they will be required simultaneously. At times they will drop in like revelations from the sky and surprise us by demonstrating our individual and collective capacity to embrace and expand all three.
LOVE, COURAGE, YES— is a mantra, a roadmap, a recipe…whatever your word, it is the plan that allows us to transform a world we dream into the lives we live.
And from there… it begins.
Licity trained at the Leadership Institute when she was seventeen and has been leading transformational events and workshops ever since. She spent fifteen years touring the country giving entertaining and thought-provoking art-based keynotes to help individuals challenge their limitations and join communities together. Then she learned to play guitar! Now, using songs and story her passion for opening new ways of thinking and feeling in people is captivating and contagious.