How Men And Artists Handle Their Scars - Leon Timbo

May 29, 2020, 03:38 PM
Leon discusses how men handle their scars, how societal perception has scarred both he and his daughter and how childhood victimization has affected him as a man and an artist.

He lifts his voice and something just like magic happens.  His first note.  The enchantment.  Your heart opens.  Then you smile.  Leon Timbo delivers everything you need in music. You listen and you know its genuine.  Raw, jagged, unrefined soul laced with pure, silky, captivating vocals.  He delivers transparency. With every emotionally enriched, love-centric tune, his transparency forces us to also be transparent.

While others wonder how to categorize the spiritual, folksy, soulful, blues-laden, R&B-spiked, Motown-influenced delivery of the Jacksonville, Florida native, he has been busy being unable to be categorized. His expressive style and range offers logical explanation for his broad-based appeal and in his eclectic authenticity, he has managed to sing his way into the hearts of industry favorites Quincy Jones, R. Kelly, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and more.

Artistically, Leon Timbo is passionate about what love is and what love is not.  He stands poised to be the voice without reservation that expresses accurately the difference between the two. “I feel like the emptiness in musical expression stems from us being afraid to be transparent to not be perfect, to not do it right, to not just say ‘I’m sorry,’ but to actually be transparent enough to say why. Without that, I think we’re missing a huge piece of what our music is. Being that that’s who I am, I feel like I’m special – and that my message is special – for this moment.”

Leon's Timbo's Non-Profit Organization UNIFI , and Mentoring initiative “Leon Timbo and Me” uses a collective of artists, advocates, community leaders, activists and do-gooders that have come together to positively impact the community to create change and address the social issues that plague our community. UNIFI seeks to empower individuals and communities through the creative arts and engagement, providing creatives the opportunity to use their platform and influence to positively impact communities and address social justice issues for good. Leon strongly believes that no matter what position you have in life that everyone can invoke change because "Change Begins With Love."


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Audra was burned at a year and half, had six surgeries between the ages of 2 and 16 and did not look at herself in the mirror until she was 25 years old.
As a person, who has experienced trauma and was left with physical remnants of it, she was then able to do the work necessary to embrace her scars and become empowered by them. Because of her experience Audra wrote her song “Scars”, created the I’ve Got Scars Baby! Podcast and has been performing and holding personal empowerment workshops across the country.

From Detroit native to Los Angeles artist and producer, Audra has also performed at such venues as the Disney Music Hall (LA), The Kennedy Center (Washington DC), The World Children’s Festival of Theatre (Copenhagen, Denmark), The House of Blues Sunset (LA) and The Comedy Store (LA), Laugh Factory (LA) and The Comedy Union (LA).

As a Producer, Audra has worked for several network TV shows including: America's Got Talent, Steve Harvey's Big Time, and The Tom Joyner Show as well as shows on Netflix, BET and VH1. Audra then took her creativity to the stage as the writer and producer of her first play entitled, "The Cage" to several sold out shows.