From opera singing to folk bands to musical theatre, performing has been a relentless passion in Alex’s life. But when she began speaking as a keynote speaker in university, Alex coupled that passion with a purpose to tackle larger, meaningful issues. It was then she discovered the true value of performance, far beyond entertainment – it can provide a platform to share vulnerable truths, and convey a universal message that impacts both audience and performer alike.
Partnering with Live Different in 2014 gave Alex the opportunity to share her story on-stage, and it felt like placing the final piece in a life-sized jigsaw puzzle. As Alex’s keynote evolved alongside her, she has fine-tuned a soaring, emotive stage performance that resonates deeply with the audience.
Alex has spent the past two years traveling across Canada, speaking to thousands of students from Vancouver Island all the way to PEI. She has seen a remarkable amount of diversity in the young people she has met, but has also recognized the common struggles that young people face, and is eager to continue helping them cultivate awareness and hope in their lives.