Speaking and Workshops


" Joyelle has an inner light that shines bright on stage. With poise and grace, the utmost professional she pulls at our heart strings with her ability to connect and engage audiences with thought provoking ideas and out of the box creativity."

Mandara Lebovitz, General Manager, Terry Fox Theatre


"I loved Joyelle's talk at our event. I felt myself laughing out loud when she got us moving our bodies, especially our boobs! She is entertaining, fun and has a great stage presence. I thoroughly enjoyed her!"

Tara McIntosh, Event Coordinator, Tri-Cities Heart and Soul Conference

I love to visit classes, community groups and companies to do speaking, book readings and workshops.

Here are a few of the presentations I offer:

School Presentations

Songwriting for Social Change (K-12)

In this workshop, I introduce the students to examples of how songwriting has been used as a medium for raising awareness about social and environmental issues. We cover some basic songwriting skills, and then the class works together to write and record a song.

The Monster in Me (grade 2-5)

A character development workshop in which I walk the students through drawing and writing about their individual monster characters. Based on Princess Monsters from A to Z.


Your Ugly is Beautiful: learning to love your whole self

What are those parts of you that you are convinced are un-lovable? Is it your cellulite, your anger, or your indecisiveness? This talk and workshop tackles that inner perfectionist and wrestles it to the ground.

Charting her personal history, Joyelle takes us on a journey from self hatred to self love. Along the way, she examines some of the cultural institutions that keep us trapped inside a cycle of self objectification and body shaming.

Parenting Through Trauma

Joyelle sheds light on a subject that has been in the dark too long. Parenting Through Trauma explores the long term impact of childhood abuse, the triggers that arise for parents who are survivors, and methods for coping with these triggers. Based on her own personal history as well as her experience editing the Trigger Points Anthology.


For bookings, email joyellebrandt@shaw.ca or call 778.888.1395.