Hello! My name is Taylor McKee. I am a high school senior at Langley Fine Arts school, although I was born, raised and live in Maple Ridge.
I am producing a variety show called Let’s Face It. Let’s Face It is an event completely put together by youth, to promote the importance mental health. We aim to start the conversation of mental health in order to erase the stigma. The event features over 70 young artists from all over the lower mainland of British Columbia, expressing themselves through all forms of art. We are putting on two performances: May 1 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Langley and May 7 (National Child and Youth Mental Health Day) at the York Theatre in Vancouver. All proceeds from both performances will be donated directly to the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, a foundation that works to provide mental health resources to young people.
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Taylor is a senior music student at Langley Fine Arts School. In addition to her choral and classical voice studies, she is also an active performer in the lower mainland. Some of her credits include 13 the Musical, Bonnie & Clyde, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She will be performing in Mamma Mia in Stanley Park with Theatre Under the Stars this summer. She is a member of Perry Ehrlich’s ShowStoppers and also enjoys performing with the girls trio AFFINITY.
After struggling with mental health herself, Taylor made a goal to help others with their mental health. She received her certification in suicide intervention through Living Works, which lead her to become a Jack Talks Speaker with Jack.org. As a speaker she goes to high schools, universities and community centres in the lower mainland, and teaches youth the importance of mental health and skills they can use to take care of themselves and others. She was inspired by her incredibly talented friends and the potential to express through art to organize Let’s Face It.
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Taylor McKee (left)
Izzy Cendese (right)