She Festival Vancouver poster


The 2nd annual "SHE" takes place on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Join us at the Wise Hall on Saturday March 5 for a showcase featuring indigenous, black, mixed race and women of colour in word + music!

SHE spotlights and celebrates indigenous, black, mixed race and woman of colour in word + music.

  • No BS zone;
  • Trans-friendly space.
  • Hate-free speech.
  • queer-love!

Last year, the inaugural SHE event was so amazing that we had to make it happen again.

In honour of International Women's Day this March, we come to rock mics/bodies/hearts with live poetry + sound, and then we plan to dance it all out.

Come witness this powerhouse line up of women making their bold mark in WORD and MUSIC!


Chelsea D.E. Johnson and Jillian Christmas

Chelsea D.E. Johnson and Jillian Christmas.

Two seasoned artists who have made their mark in the Vancouver independent music and spoken word scenes.
Jillian has won numerous titles for their spoken word across the country, and Chelsea has been featured on countless East Van albums of local bands stretching through the genres of Spoken Word, Funk, reggae, soul and folk.

Okalani's headshot


Okalani Leblanc is one of Vancouver's most diverse creatives.

With one foot in fashion and one foot in the hip hop/r&b scene, Okalani is a fixture in both of these sometimes disparate worlds.

Peep her Youtube to check her out!

succulents headshot


Succulents thrive from neglect. That's why Elysse and Yukari (two best friends from North Vancouver) became a band;

These two resilient, funny, musical gals who were raised by the internet and pop culture, they're finally living out their dream of being a girl band together and making the kind of music they want to hear.

Christie Lee Charles aka CRUNCH headshot

Miss Christie Lee Charles.

AKA "Crunch"

Is an MC who uses rap in the ancient Musqueam dialect to educate and teach about Musqueam culture.

Miss Christie Lee has ancestry from Tsleilwahtuth and Squamish nations, direct descendants of Capilano. Their great, great, great grandfather was the first documented citizen of Vancouver; his portrait, sketched by a Spanish explorer, hangs in Vancouver City Hall.