Year after year, To Write Love On Her Arms hosts an event called “HEAVY AND LIGHT,” one that is described by founder Jamie Tworkowski as “a night that leads to people getting help and choosing to stay alive.”
Here’s all the deets you need to know:
WHAT: TWLOHA presents HEAVY AND LIGHT: An evening of songs, conversation and hope
WHO: Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, Propaganda, Tonya Ingram
WHERE: House of Blues | 1490 Buena Vista Drive | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
WHEN: Saturday, March 10th | Doors: 6pm | Show: 7pm
INFO: https://goo.gl/Av47iY | $22 ADV, $25 DOOR | All Ages
TWLOHA is prided on giving hope and help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Found on the front page of their website, TWLOHA states: “We believe: you were created to love and be loved. People need other people. Your story is important. Better days are ahead. Hope and help are real.”
The talent selected to perform this year is definitely a wide variety. From an old alt-rock singer to a rapper to a spoken word genius, TWLOHA chose perfectly to bring this group to the venue. Let’s take a look at what they’ve been up to.
Jon Foreman began his career performing with Grammy-winning alternative rock group Switchfoot. Ten years after the band’s beginning, he believed he could do and be more than a band, releasing “The Wonderlands,” a collection of 24 songs, each representing an hour of the day to correspond with different moods of the day.
Dustin Kensrue began as the lead singer and guitarist for the post-hardcore band Thrice. He juggled both the band and a solo acoustic career for years before Thrice decided to go on hiatus in 2012. Kensrue then became a worship pastor before stepping down due to an unsightly issue. 2015, the reigning year, brought together a fourth solo album as well as a reunion Thrice album.
Propaganda is an American Christian hip hop artist. Being the only black child moving into a violent and ethnically Mexican neighborhood, he was teased and known as the “poor black family.” He made his debut in 2002 after being discovered by an underground hip hop collective.
Tonya Ingram is a spoken word poet – a type of poetry between song and prose, writing about experiences. She won a literary award that included a book deal, to which “Growl & Snare” came to be. Her best self is performing by herself on a stage and speaking the words the way they were meant to be heard.
This is the most important statement you’ll read all day: You are not alone and this is not the end of your story. Never forget that.