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WisdoMania Fest: Music, Self-Care & LGBTQIA+ Empowerment

WisdoMania Fest- Music, Self-Care & LGBTQIA+ Empowerment
Photo Courtesy: WisdoMania Fest

Imagine a space where self-care and artistic expression intertwine with insightful mental health resources, all fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment within the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. This vision becomes a reality at WisdoMania Fest, a powerful two-day event designed to uplift, inspire, and equip you with the tools to thrive.

Co-hosted by the dynamic mental health non-profits WisdoMania Foundation and Tangible Movement, WisdoMania Fest transcends the typical festival experience. It’s a transformative journey that prioritizes both artistic exploration and practical mental health support, all cultivated within a safe and inclusive environment.

WisdoMania Fest- Music, Self-Care & LGBTQIA+ Empowerment
Photo Courtesy: WisdoMania Fest

Over the course of this electrifying weekend, attendees can delve into a multitude of experiences designed to nourish the mind, body, and spirit:

Unleash Your Inner Flow: WisdoMania Fest kicks off with a liberating experience led by The Liber8Xperience. Immerse yourself in a guided flow yoga session, followed by the exhilarating energy of ecstatic dance. This movement journey culminates in a soul-soothing sound bath, washing away stress and leaving you feeling centered and renewed.

Find Your Voice, Find Your Song: WisdoMania Fest isn’t just about attending—it’s about actively participating in the creative process. Unleash your inner artist and co-create a song alongside fellow attendees during the Songwriting for Wellness Workshop. This collaborative session will guide you through a powerful process of self-reflection, prompting you to tap into your emotions and experiences. The workshop culminates in a song that will be professionally recorded and released—with everyone receiving songwriting credits! This is a truly unique opportunity to not only explore your creative potential but also leave the festival with a tangible reminder of your growth and the power of collective expression.

Laughter is the Best Medicine: Embrace the power of humor and let loose with a side-splitting comedy showcase featuring hilarious queer comics Mav Viola and Bri Giger. Laughter truly is the best medicine, and WisdoMania Fest recognizes the importance of lightheartedness and shared joy in fostering mental well-being.

Rock Out with Stellar Live Music: Prepare to be energized by a lineup featuring acclaimed queer artist X. ARI, the captivating Noah Davis, the soulful Diarra Sylla, and the energetic DJ Naté. Sway to electrifying sounds, lose yourself in the rhythm, and celebrate the power of music to uplift and unite.

Deepen Your Understanding: Gain valuable insights and practical tools during a mental health panel discussion led by esteemed mental health professionals. This session provides a platform for open dialogue, allowing attendees to ask questions, learn from experts, and gain a deeper understanding of mental health and self-care practices.

WisdoMania Fest- Music, Self-Care & LGBTQIA+ Empowerment
Photo Courtesy: WisdoMania Fest

Based on last year’s event, it is clear that WisdoMania Fest transcends the fleeting fun of a typical festival. It’s a movement rooted in the personal stories of its founders, X. ARI and Torri Shack. X. ARI, a queer artist and mental health advocate, has transformed her own struggles with mental illness into a powerful story of healing and self-expression. Torri Shack, a transgender advocate and mental health champion, brings his invaluable experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Together, they have woven their personal journeys into the fabric of WisdoMania Fest, emphasizing the power of resilience, the importance of fostering a supportive community, and the transformative potential of creative expression.

WisdoMania Fest- Music, Self-Care & LGBTQIA+ Empowerment
Photo Courtesy: WisdoMania Fest

Ready to join the movement?  WisdoMania Fest takes place on May 17th and 19th, 2024, in Los Angeles.  For a complete schedule and ticketing information and to register for the Songwriting for Wellness Workshop, visit Eventbrite for your FREE tickets. Don’t miss this chance to unite, celebrate, and empower yourself on a journey of self-discovery and mental well-being!

Published by: Nelly Chavez

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