'A Good Life' is the the National Youth Week award winning song written by the 'WEL's angels' - a group of young people from diverse multicultural migrant and refugee backgrounds from Melbourne's Western suburbs through a series of workshops led by performing artists Kattimoni and Sahida Apsara and produced by Wayne 'Lotek' Bennett.
'A Good Life' is a collective response to the question; How can we live a good life? In what ways can we work together to create a good future?
VOICE FOR CHANGE
VOICE FOR CHANGE is a uniquely tailored workshop that supports participants to develop confidence in having their voices and experiences heard, to develop valuable leadership, communication, performance and presentation skills in a safe, creative and fun environment.
Creativity is used as a catalyst for personal and collective reflection. The workshops and programs provide a supportive space participants to engage in conversations and develop artistic work that addresses important and relevant issues relating (but not limited) to; identity, social justice, self-image, mental health and well-being.
Utilizing singing, hip-hop and spoken-word techniques, song-writing, creative arts explorations, dance, movement and mindfulness based practices as a tool for building a strengthened sense of identity and confidence, mutual support and connection amongst peers and attitudes of respect, acceptance and cross-cultural understanding within the group.
Kattimoni works in partnership to tailor one off workshops or ongoing programs to suit the needs of schools, community groups and organizations.
Katti presents with commitment and grace, radiating a positive flow of energy to her audience. She is able to engage in a gentle and influential way with young people at risk of social marginalisation. She is flexible and adaptable to cultural and faith diversity. The Embodied Voice workshops allowed the students to express themselves through voice both individually and collectively spreading messages of peace and social connectedness.
I highly recommend Katti for future workshops with promote social cohesion, peacebuilding and healthy relationships with self and others."
-Lisa Tribuzio, Manager, Lotus Consulting Itl
"It was fun, it pushed me, it helped me to feel connected to myself and to believe in myself more. The positive energy always left me feeling lifted when i would leave"
"I loved the safe space to be vulnerable. I have more self-love and self-confidence to express myself. Embodied Voice empowered me to create by letting myself be really present and inspired and share things i create with others."
‘I looked forward to every week not knowing what to expect next. We were gently facilitated in to a sacred journey of self discovery through music, creative writing and dance. I discovered a side of myself I never knew existed.. I was challenged from which I found new strength…’
'...an intimate and gentle journey to share and unlock my creative potential .'
'I found a different confidence and love of myself. I will do this course again. On one hand it challenged me to give myself permission to express my own voice with clarity and confidence yet at the same time it was oh so nurturing.'