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Thank you for checking out my website. Many of you know me as Kate, but I have changed my name to Kael. I also use they and she pronouns. Some of the services I offer are public speaking and performing, musical support for research projects, collaborative songwriting, and curriculum development.

 

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Kael’s songs and lyrics for “Out at School,” composed to layer and share the research findings in our multimedia verbatim theatre piece, captured the essence and nuances of the testimonies of the families who participated in our project. Kael’s songs are often the highlight of our performances and audience members are always taken with their beautiful voice and stunning lyrics.

Dr. Tara Goldstein, Principle Investigator, LGBTQ Families Speak Out

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About Kael Reid

Kael has a PhD in Education from the University of Toronto. During their doctoral research, they investigated how songs composed and recorded from interviews conducted they with 2SLGBTQI+ families opened up dialogue with equity-seeking youth about gender, sexuality, embodiment, and relationships. Currently, Kael is a Postdoctoral Fellow and instructor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University where they are working on two arts-based research projects with newcomer and refugee young people. These projects examine how community music programs, songwriting, recording, performance, and other creative activities enable newcomer and refugee youth to develop and extend their expressive skills, build connections and collaborative networks, and experience personal empowerment and wellbeing. As part of this research, Kael uses an innovative, participatory research creation method they developed called, “collaborative ethnographic songwriting.”

Image: Bobbie Belfry

Recent Research

Queer Across Canada Resource Kit

Queer Across Canada Resource Kit

This free, downloadable kit accompanies the album Queer Across Canada, which was released in 2013 and is a collection of songs based on interviews Kael conducted with LGBTQ2S+ families in Canada and the USA from 2009-2012.

Recent Research

Queer Across Canada Resource Kit

Queer Across Canada Resource Kit

This free, downloadable kit accompanies the album Queer Across Canada, which was released in 2013 and is a collection of songs based on interviews Kael conducted with LGBTQ2S+ families in Canada and the USA from 2009-2012.
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Kael co-composed this song with Chase McKee when Kael was the artist-in-residence ...

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Dr. Reid is an outstanding scholar who uses innovative and child-led research practices to support children and young people in sharing their stories and lived experiences through song. Their research has great impact on individuals and communities and promises to amplify the strong voices of children and young people around the world.

Dr. Andrea Emberly, York University, Toronto, ON

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