The Real Sun
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The Real Sun

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2006

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2006
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The Real Sun

Official Biography

The Real Sun, channels her passion, drive, talent, and purpose in life
into Art, Healing, Social Justice, and Education.  These four things are
the pillars and foundation of everything The Real Sun does, is, and creates.

Social Justice is at the core of The Real Sun’s approach to Art,
Healing, and Education. She views each one of these elements as necessary
components for creating positive and sustainable social change.

The Real Sun was originally born in Anyang, Korea, and is now a proud
resident of Jane-Finch, Toronto, by way of Peterborough and Kingston (Canada).

As an artist The Real Sun
channels deep expressions of her soul through various artistic mediums of
Performance Arts as well as Visual Arts; including Singing/Songwriting
(Acoustic Soul), Spoken Word Poetry, Rap, Theatre, Painting/Drawing, and
Graphic Design. Though the artistic mediums may vary, the contents of The Real
Sun’s creations all have one thing in common, they are messages molded with
consciousness, awareness, and purpose, rooted in energies of the heart and
spirit. The Real Sun has performed on stages across Ontario, the US, Korea,
Japan, Singapore, Peru, and Egypt.

The Real Sun released “Horizon” her sophomore album in January 2014,
which chronicles her journey of healing through an intimate sound, Acoustic
Soul with a blend of Spoken Word. She released her first album titled “RISE” in
2008, a Hip-Hop/Rap album that gave voice to a time in The Real Sun’s political

The Real Sun’s work has recently been published in two collaborative
books. Rattling the Stage: A Collection of Canadian Monolgues, Spoken Word,
and Short Plays
and Rhymes to
Re-education: A Hip Hop Curriculum Resource Guide for Educators with Social
Justice Activities.

The Real Sun is a part of Nomanzland, a Jane-Finch based Theatre
Collective that brings to life stories of oppressed people in our local
communities and around the world.

As an educator The Real Sun
teaches in community settings as well as in schools, and has taught youth from
a wide spectrum of ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.  From
community centers in Jane-Finch to private school in downtown Toronto to
providing Professional Development for Artist Educators and Teachers in the
public school system, The Real Sun’s approach in the classroom is centered
around inclusivity, openness, and honesty. By centering on issues related to
social justice, SUN encourages learners to explore and honour their own truths,
and give voice to untold stories, through art, poetry, and the creative
process. The Real Sun has delivered workshops and keynote addresses at several
conferences centered on youth leadership and empowerment. She has also worked
as an Artist Educator with several organizations such as Lost Lyrics, The Royal
Conservatory of Music, Arts for Children and Youth, Canadian Opera Company,
Soulpepper Theatre, and many more.

As a
The Real Sun believes that healing is a key element in creating positive
social change, and one that is not often prioritized enough in our day to day
and in the community.  One of The her goals is to help make alternative
healing modalities more accessible to artists, community workers, people of
colour and low-income communities, with the understanding that the movements we
build for the future cannot be healthy if the people who are building the
movements are not healthy.  SUN is a certified Reiki Practitioner trained
under Vivian Osal, and is currently studying at the Integral Healing Centre of
Toronto in the disciplines of Psychotherapy, Bio-Energetics, and Energy

As a
Community Builder
The Real Sun is actively engaged in organizing or participates as a
member in many community grassroots initiatives and movements, such as Lost
Lyrics, Nomanzland, West-Side Arts Hub, LIFE Movement, BeLovEd, Jane-Finch
Action Against Poverty, and Connect the Dots. She holds a BA Honours in
International Development Studies, and above all, The Real Sun is dedicated to
spreading radiant energies of the heart to help bring balance and empower
positive changes though Art, Healing, Education and Social Justice.