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Interview with Award-Winning Artist Lisa Sniderman/Aoede

Interview with award-winning artist, playwright, author Lisa Sniderman also known as Aoede on the onset of her chronic illness; inspiration, for and description of lights in the darkness community and collaboration; creative roles; Sniderman's new memoir: "A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude," and planned December online video showcase and live/streaming performance with more than 50 artists also creating to heal.

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Lisa Sniderman
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Publicity: Lauren Healy, RTIR (Radio-TV Interview Report), Steve Harrison
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Bios

  • Quotes

    • "Fostering healing by giving your creative spirit wings and inspiring you to share your story."

    • "Music and art are my lifelines. I can’t stop creating!"

    • "I’m not sick-I’m chronically inspired!"

  • Short Bio

    Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, is a 45-year old award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, teaching artist, and author from San Francisco who obsessively creates to heal. She’s been honored with more than 50 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, and stage plays since 2012 against a fierce obstacle-while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease: dermatomyositis, a progressive muscle weakness disease. Says Sniderman, “Music and art are my lifelines, and I just cannot stop creating.”

  • Medium Bio

    Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, is a 45-year old award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, teaching artist, and author from San Francisco who obsessively creates to heal. She combines expressive and teaching arts to inspire young adults and kids at heart to positively impact them. She creates and records unique, original full-length fantasy musicals on audiobooks that she adapts to musical theater stage plays. She’s been honored with more than 50 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, and stage plays since 2012 all while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease: dermatomyositis, a progressive muscle weakness disease. Lisa’s mission is to be a light and a muse by inspiring, engaging, empowering, connecting with, encouraging, and supporting young adults and kids at heart of all ages, challenges, and abilities through original art and music. Her new memoir: A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude, chronicles her 10-year journey living with chronic illness while creating to heal. Lisa is collaborating with more than 50 artists who are also creating to heal, culminating in video interviews and live performances in December.

  • Long Bio

    Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, is a 45-year old award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, teaching artist, and author from San Francisco who obsessively creates to heal. She combines expressive and teaching arts to inspire young adults and kids at heart to positively impact them. She creates and records unique, original full-length fantasy musicals on audiobooks that she adapts to musical theater stage plays. She’s been honored with more than 50 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, and stage plays since 2012 all while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease: dermatomyositis, a progressive muscle weakness disease. Lisa’s mission is to be a light and a muse by inspiring, engaging, empowering, connecting with, encouraging, and supporting young adults and kids at heart of all ages, challenges, and abilities through original art and music. She fosters healing by “giving your creative spirit wings and inspiring you to share your story.”

    Lisa’s new memoir, A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude, chronicles 10 years living with chronic illness while creating to heal. Through confessions and life lessons, Lisa offers support, compassion, strength, connection, encouragement, motivation, and hope-a light in the darkness-to those battling chronic illness, disability and unexpected life challenges.

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This Artist Isn’t Sick, She’s Chronically Inspired

When you’re living with a chronic condition, it’s easy to lose hope, let alone feel inspired. But despite the darkness, singer/songwriter Lisa Sniderman says, “Your dreams don’t have to die because you’re sick. In fact, they can actually help you heal. “I’m a living example. We can live with hope, passion, and joy, even if the shape and substance of our dreams have changed. We can live well with chronic illness!” Lisa, a multi-talented folk pop artist (Aoede), has been honored with more than 50 awards and has been considered multiple times for a GRAMMY. She says she realized midway through her 10-year battle with a rare, auto-immune, progressive muscle weakness disease-dermatomyositis-that her art wasn’t just therapeutic, it had become a lifeline, and creativity was her path to healing. And she’s not alone, Lisa is collaborating with more than 50 other artists, musicians, and authors who have turned to creativity to heal for a live/streaming event, “Lights in the Darkness-Creating to Heal" this December. Lisa says, “My vision is to share how we’ve become lights for others through our stories and art, focused on the art of healing.” Her memoir, “A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude,” will be released September 21, Myositis Awareness Day. Contact her at lis@aoedemuse.com.

Thanks Selena: Artists Shine Light in the Darkness

Some artists, like Selena Gomez, are open about their health battles. The actress has spoken about struggling with lupus and a recent kidney transplant, but many artists shy away from revealing their personal health struggles. Pop singer/songwriter Lisa Sniderman (Aoede) applauds Selena’s honesty as well as using her notoriety to help educate and raise awareness for causes such as lupus and chronic illness. She says sharing your journey is powerful—and healing--for you and others struggling with chronic illness or disease. Lisa realized midway through her 10-year battle with a rare, auto-immune disease that her art wasn’t just therapeutic, it had become a lifeline, and creativity was her path to healing. She has collaborated with more than 50 other artists, musicians, and authors who have turned to creativity to heal and will share their stories during her live/streaming event, “Lights in the Darkness-Creating to Heal” this December. Lisa says, “My vision is to share how we’ve become lights for others through our stories and art, focused on the art of healing.” Lisa has been honored with more than 50 awards and has been considered multiple times for a GRAMMY. “A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude,” intended to inspire those who are struggling with or know someone who battles chronic illness, disability, or unexpected life events, will be released September 21, Myositis Awareness Day. Contact her at aoede_muse@yahoo.com .

See also:
https://www.aoedemuse.com/press-releases-2/

For a Complete List of Aoede's Awards:
https://www.aoedemuse.com/awards-list/