Category Archives: empowerment

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I am so fortunate to have been chosen as part of Lisa MacIntosh’s photography series ASK which features women she finds inspiring. I had a glorious sparkly morning posing for photos, and the shot chosen was just a casual moment we shared laughing. Brilliant!

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In Lisa’s own words…

“Each and every day I see women – mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts without fame or fortune, commit acts of strength and love that impact people’s lives; unseen and with quiet courage.

Every mother is a working-woman, every daughter a caregiver to someone, every sister a friend, and every grandmother a mentor. With small gestures and sometimes Herculean efforts they change, for the better, the lives around them.  

Both the women in the limelight and the women whose names I do not know are the ‘keel’ in the ship of humanity.

My portraits salute those female warriors who went before, are working for the cause of equality and love of community now, and the ‘ordinary’ woman who quietly inspires, engages and is a trailblazer.

And to those they may call ‘ordinary’ as they have neither accolades, medals, or recognition, I say you are: extraordinary!

This is my journey through Asking.”

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You can see Lisa’s ASK gallery of inspiring women here!

http://www.lisamacintoshphotography.ca/ASK

 

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New Show Announced: Wonder Women!

 

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Let’s Make Good Productions presents !WONDER WOMEN
As always, we are spreading EMPOWERMENT through a night of music and visual art!
$10 cover / $8 artists
Hosted by me! Kat Leonard
Featuring live music by: RoveenaArlene Music, and Emily Rockarts
Visual art and live painting by: Carla Casanova

Link to FACEBOOK event here!

 

Friday February 9, 2018
7:00pm-9:30pm
The Painted Lady
218 Ossington Avenue, Toronto

Hosting the Body Love Ball!

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I’m helping host the Body Love Ball this weekend!
Saturday December 2!  Come one, come all!

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Dance soothes the soul! On Saturday December 2, inside the 519, Body Confidence Canada’s Body Love Ball dance fundraiser promises to ignite our senses as we dance the night away  celebrating our bodies. Come one come all to our dance space.

“What shall I wear,” you ask? You define your fabulousity. Begin your evening in the ballroom on our electric dance floor or take a moment to indulge in body positive art installations, the candy room, live music performances, inspirational speakers, a silent auction and more.

#BodyLoveBall is a fundraiser in support of The 519 Newcomer Settlement Services, Rainbow Camp supporting LGBT youth, families and allies andBody Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs) which acknowledge Canada-based body equity champions and trailblazers. Join us as we celebrate our diverse and inclusive splendour and kick off the holiday season with us at the party that won’t stop until you do (okay, well 1:00am☺).

IG: Body Confidence Canada | Twitter: @BCCAwards

#BodyLoveBall – 7:00pm – 1:00am

Dress Code: Fabulously You!

HOSTS
Daniel Pillai
Kat Leonard 
Talli Osborne

LIVE PAINTING
Frizz Kid

LIVE PERFORMANCES INCLUDING
Vanessa Lu
Tasheka Lavann

CURATED ART INSTALLATION
Feminist Art Conference (FAC)

MUSIC
DJ Maren Hancock
DJ Craig Dominic

Drinks*, Eats & Special Guests

PINK CARPET

AND MORE!!!

Accessible venue
Gender neutral washrooms
ASL

Presenting Sponsor | TD Canada Trust
Bronze Sponsor | Coco & Cowe
Community Partner | Canadian Women’s Foundation
Media Sponsor | She Does The City | Xtra | FabUplusMagazine

Publicity Sponsor | Touchwood PR

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. Newcomer Settlement Services assists newcomers in settlement and integration in Canada

Rainbow Camp® is a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, 2 spirited (LGBTQ2+) and Allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families

Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCA’s) acknowledge Canada- based recipients who are trailblazers advocating for and creating more inclusive spaces for diverse bodies

*Drinks included based on ticket level

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES!
https://www.bodyconfidencecanada.com/body-love-ball

Facebook event here!

Meet us at MoMondays Niagara Falls!


Hard Rock Niagara Falls!
Doors 6:00pm show 7:00pm sharp!

Meet tonight’s motivational women of MoMondays Niagara Falls! Storytelling! Inspiration! Friendship! Food!


Raising funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Canada! 

Visual recap!


Come fall in love! Get it? 🙂 xo

WonderFestTV Season 1 Episode 1

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WonderFestTV with Kat Leonard & Arlene Paculan premiered on Rogers TV Cable 10 Mississauga in the fall of 2015. WonderFest TV, spreading empowerment through art, is an extension of Let’s Make Good Productions’ live events that encourage participants and audience alike to nurture creativity and confidence in art and everyday life. WonderFest TV showcases and celebrates various Wonder Women and Super Men who are in pursuit of a positive lifestyle as we explore topics of music, visual art, literature, spoken word, healthy self-esteem, fitness, nutrition, mental health, goal setting, business planning, finance and more. WonderFest TV is an entertaining launching pad to discuss ideas and illuminate resources that may inspire and enable viewers to educate themselves and take action toward their dreams and living a constructive way of life.  WonderFest TV: spreading empowerment right into the homes of viewers to boost confidence and creativity throughout the world, starting with Mississauga.

Welcome to this retrospective of Season 1, and stay tuned for Season 2 coming immenen!

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WonderFestTV Season 1 Episode 1 first aired September 1, 2015 and featured the beautiful songstress Heather Brissenden and the motivational Ninko of Nitro Fitness.

Segment 1: Hosts Kat & Arlene discuss empowerment, inspiration and the child mindset.

 

Segment 2a: Kat & Arlene chat with Heather Brissenden.

 

Segment 2b: Heather fills the room with her angelic music, accompanied by Matt Zaddy.

 

Segment 3: Kat & Arlene chat and workout with Ninko of Nitro Fitness (Nice face, Kat).

 

Segment 4: Kat & Arlene sum up and discuss the Goal of the Week.