Music On Your Own Terms

Music On Your Own Terms 118 “X. Ari - Transforming Pain Into Power”

April 30, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 118 - X. Ari - Transforming Pain Into Power

This episode I talk with LA based/Toronto born artist X. Ari, in the run up to her month long mental health festival, Mental Health With X. Ari. We talk about Ari's history in performance, touring in girl bands in her teens, moving to LA and making music a career as well as some great tips surrounding her songwriting process. Ari also shares stories about her experiences with mental health, suffering from comorbid disorders that have led to hospitalization, and continuing to find methods of self care, therapy and medication in order to live a fulfilling life. Ari is now managing those conditions, has adopted the mantra "pain into power", and is using her experiences to become a powerful advocate for mental health, including the upcoming Mental Health Month With X. Ari.

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