“Loving & Leaving ED.”
A musical honouring the transformation towards positive self talk, healthy body image and mental wellness.
Who is “ED.”?
In this particular story ED stands for Eating Disorder. That is where it began for Niki. However, Niki has designed this show in a way that “ED” can represent so many issues. Self talk that needs encouragement, relationships that need healing, bullying, etc. Almost anyone who is looking to move towards a positive relationship with themselves and others can truly benefit from this show.
“A truly engaging and meaningful presentation which captures the essence of what battling an eating disorder is really like. Niki is a talented singer/performer who is able to weave this story into the words of her songs. Students both understand and empathize with her character and walk away feeling positive and empowered to face such challenges.”
—Julie Ardell, Toronto District School Board, Vice Principal, Secondary
Runnymede Collegiate Institute
She is also the Co-Writer & Singer of two beautiful songs , Red Carpet Drive & Blue Rain.
Her musical – tells her story, of how she battled, and finally defeated “ED”, her eating disorder.
Her songs – were written together to tell both sides of her story.
Red Carpet Drive was written during a very difficult time mentally, and physically.
Blue Rain , written to express that freedom, peace, and recovery is possible with patience and perseverance.
When interviewed about the purpose behind Niki’s art, she had this to say:
“I read through, and follow the accounts of thousands of people struggling with their demons and I have this overwhelming need to help, but life did not lead me towards becoming a doctor or a therapist. My path led me towards music with a gift of writing and singing.
I use this gift to connect and encourage those who need help because I’ve been there and I have beat this. That’s why I wrote two songs that express where I was, and where I am now. I want anyone who feels alone to hear my voice, and know that I deeply care for them and relate; no matter what side of it they are on.”
Niki’s performance is a perfect compliment to any event supporting mental health initiatives.
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