She / Her
Desirée Dawson is a queer recording artist, songwriter, producer, and yoga teacher from Vancouver BC. Desirée is very passionate about music’s role in collective healing, by encouraging listeners to find a connection within themselves and the people and land around them. A CBC radio favorite, Desirée has been featured on numerous CBC programs, has her songs on regular rotation, and won the CBC Searchlight contest in 2016. Her single “All In” premiered on Billboard Pride and was featured in an episode of Wynonna Earp, August 2020. Her most recent single, To Be Me is available on all major streaming platforms and is a song about self-empowerment and reclaiming our identity during difficult times. Desirée was born, raised and is currently residing in "Vancouver" on the traditional, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl ̓ ilwətaɁɬ / sel ̓ íl ̓ witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, and can often be found sharing her music internationally. Whether performing solo with her baritone Ukulele, in harmony with her band, or leading sound healing workshops, Desirée’s music is made to get us feeling and healing. Along with supporting this project, Desirée will be meeting with the GEO-241 class to share her insights on the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.