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Business Baby: Podcast Interview

  Those who know, know that at heart I'm an Ottawa stan. Ottawa gets such a bad rap from people in other cities (I'm looking at YOU Montrealers and Torontonians). But, I grew up there and started my freelance music career there and I can't think of a more supportive place to start a busin...

Welcome to the new reneeyoxon.com

Hello everyone!! As you can see, some pretty big changes have happened around here. If you've been following me on social media or Patreon, then you're likely already aware of the big changes I've made in my life and business lately. First of all, after years and years of private one-on-on...

Scarleteen interview: Finding Our Own Voices

I was born in 1987, which means when Scarleteen first appeared in 1998, I was exactly the perfect age to benefit from their radically honest, queer, and feminist take on sex education. Let me tell you, for a little queer ten-year-old, Scarleteen was an absolute lifeline. So when Heather Co...

Xtra* interview: Trans Voice Training

My students are all amazing and talented so I was not surprised when I read this article by my student Nour Abi Nakhoul and was blown away by her thoughtfulness and her insight. In this article, Nour outlines the complexity of learning to feminize her voice. She carefully details the highs ...

FACTOR 101: Info Session for Women & Gender Minorities

A year ago, I received my very first FACTOR grant - a humble $2000 for the marketing of my music. With that grant, I created the music video for my song Addicted and finally released my fourth album, Beautiful Alchemy (which is the soundtrack to Teagan Lance's film of the same name). Becau...

Disability, arts practice, and COVID-19 in Quebec

When Quebec's English Language Arts Network posted their job posting looking for someone to write an article on disability, arts practice, and COVID-19 in Quebec, several people in my community sent me the posting telling me that I seemed perfect for the job. I don't consider myself a freel...