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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 memoir: "A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude," and 2018 online video showcase and live/streaming performance with more than 50 artists also creating to heal.

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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!"

  • Elevator Pitch

    She's received more than 85 awards since 2012 as the artist Aoede, and is author of a powerful new spoken word musical audiobook: "The Grieving Project," (Aug 2020)  all while battling a rare chronic illness for 13 1/2 years. Music is and art are her lifelines, and she obsessively creates to express, heal and empower others to grieve and thrive.

  • Short Bio

    Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, is an award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, author, filmmaker, disabled artist advocate from San Francisco who obsessively creates to express, heal and empower others to grieve and thrive. She’s been honored with more than 85 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, films, stage plays, voiceover and books since 2012 against a fierce obstacle-while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease for 13 1/2 years: 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 an award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, author, filmmaker, disabled artist advocate from San Francisco who obsessively creates to express, heal and empower others to grieve and thrive. She’s been honored with more than 85 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, films, stage plays, voiceover and books since 2012 all while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease for 13 1/2 years: dermatomyositis, a progressive muscle weakness disease. Her memoir: A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude (Sep 2018), chronicles her 10-year journey living with chronic illness while creating to heal. In July 2020, she held a free two-week online summit to help others struggling with chronic illness thrive, attended by 1,800 participants. She released her ninth studio album, The Grieving Project, August 2020. She uses her arts and music to give a voice to, elevate and empower those with chronic illnesses and disabilities to improve their mental health and wellness, grieve and thrive.

  • Long Bio

    Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, is an award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, author, filmmaker, disabled artist advocate from San Francisco who obsessively creates to express, heal and empower others to grieve and thrive. She’s been honored with more than 85 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, films, stage plays and books since 2012 all while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease for 13 1/2  years: dermatomyositis, a progressive muscle weakness disease. She fosters healing by “giving your creative spirit wings and inspiring you to share your story.”

    Lisa’s memoir, A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude (Sep 2018), 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.

    In July 2020, she held a free two-week online summit to help others struggling with chronic illness thrive, attended by 1,800 participants. She released her ninth studio album, "The Grieving Project" (Aug 2020), a powerful spoken word musical audiobook that sets the stages of grief to music. She uses her arts and music to give a voice to, elevate and empower those with chronic illnesses and disabilities to improve their mental health and wellness, grieve and thrive.

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

A Light in the Darkness

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Praise for "A Light in the Darkness"

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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 65 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 65 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/