Hi! I’m Aoede, a multi award-winning San Francisco-based quirky folk pop artist, author, voice actor, musical theater playwright, filmmaker and disabled artist advocate. My mission is to be a light and a muse by inspiring, engaging, empowering, connecting with and supporting young adults and kids at heart of all ages, challenges, and abilities through original art and music. I also create to express, as a healing path, and to empower others to grieve and thrive, as I’ve been living with a chronic illness for 14 years. Music and art are my lifelines!
I have been honored with more than 100 accolades and awards for my songwriting, audiobooks, videos, voiceover, books and stage plays since 2012! Highlights include Independent Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition, and John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Why Aoede? Once upon a time, in Greek mythology, way before the nine celebrated muses, there was a muse named Aoede: the first muse of song. I chose this name to inspire you and to remember to be continually inspired.
Aoede’s newest album: “The Grieving Project,” (Aug 2020) is a powerful spoken word musical audiobook that sets the stages of grief to music to move us from surviving… to thriving. Please check out The Grieving Project website!
My Memoir: “A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude,” was released September 21st, 2018, and is intended to inspire and encourage those battling chronic illness, disability, or life challenges (and those who love them). Living with a chronic illness for nearly 13 years, I’ve constantly been creating art and music to help me heal. Please check out my new book website!