“M.” is a motivational rapper from Toronto who now resides in Vancouver, Canada and is breaking the boundaries of today’s rap genre. Her dream is to hone her skills to become the world’s first mainstream conscious female mom rapper. She is a mother of three girls and wife of her soulmate and music partner, Sean.
After a 7-year long career in corporate public relations, “M.” discovered her true passion and gift (besides being an awesome mom) is writing and performing meaningful rap music. She has independently created upwards of 10 songs in the last year on her YouTube Channel garnering almost 30,000 views and has performed at several events in Vancouver inspiring thousands already! Her mission is to change the world by inspiring youth and parents alike through conscious messages within radio-quality rap beats.
“M.” wants to encourage people to really listen to and dissect the lyrics in mainstream rap songs, which tend to get overshadowed by catchy beats. Her dream is to work with other conscious musicians and producers who want to make changes for the better!
What characteristics define the Vancouver Housewife?
I’m not a huge fan of the term “housewife”, I actually prefer the name “housemanager”!
I would say Vancouver housemanagers are different than any other of its kind in Canada. Her characteristics are: competent, organized, modern, creative, versatile, outdoorsy, balanced in her interests, supportive of her husband and family, and takes care of herself physically and spiritually.
Are you a good representation of a Vancouver Housewife? Why?
Yes, I would say I am a good representation of the Vancouver housemanager. I take pride in my role as a mother and wife but also feel called to contribute to society by sharing my gifts outside my own home.
Do you feel that living in Vancouver in some way defines who you are? Please explain.
I don’t let the city, the clothes I wear, the car I drive, the company I keep or anything else define who I am. My words and behaviour define who I am, that’s it.
Have you ever had cosmetic surgery, Botox, Restalyne injections, etc.? If so, please provide details. If you haven’t had any of the above procedures performed, would you consider it?
At this point I haven’t had any procedures done besides getting a crown tooth (and I’m not telling which one!). I would only consider natural products and procedures to enhance my skin from sun damage and aging but not injections or surgery. I don’t believe (anymore) in altering the body parts I was born with.
Other than your children (if applicable), what is the accomplishment of which you are most proud?
My amazing marriage! My husband, Sean, and I have an amazing history and memories, open communication, love and adoration, respect and a strong emotional and spiritual bond. Sean is also my partner in music production and we plan to build an empire around my “conscious mom rapper” brand, which Sean is a huge supporter of.
Has the desire for affluence/power/money been a motivator in the choices you’ve made for your life?
Definitely! But it didn’t lead me towards the path of happiness, fulfillment and peace that I am on now, although it all served its purpose in making me who I am today. I chose a university degree and career in public relations for the “wow” factor to fuel my ego, but didn’t feel fulfilled and that my gifts were truly being expressed. Now that I am following my true inner voice to bridge family and career through my music I am motivated more than ever to reap the monetary rewards from a place of spirit versus ego. I still have a strong desire for money and influence (over affluence), but more in the realm of helping to support our family’s basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, education, life experiences and building a comfortable nest egg. I also have a desire to help those in need in our community and worldwide.
Tell us about your stuff. What do you like to buy, collect, etc.?
I’m proud to say that I’m not attached to stuff. Sure I like nice clothes for me and my family, a nice car, nice house, nice furniture, etc. We are very selective with what we buy with a focus on quality over quantity. Our real focus right now is on living within our means and saving for our future.
Do you have “staff” in your home? (E.g. nanny, driver, chef, etc.)
I can envision having help when my rap career takes off on an international level as we will need help with cleaning, our diets via a personal nutritionist/chef, and possibly tutors for the kids if we’re all traveling for performances. At this point we all share responsibilities around the home (do these answers sound boring or what?!).
Do you belong to any clubs, teams, groups or social organizations?
Until our third child was born in March of 2013 I was a weekly volunteer with Beauty Night Society, an organization that builds dignity and self-esteem and provides life makeovers for impoverished women in the downtown eastside. I am currently an avid participant in Kate Muker’s Conscious Divas and their monthly Diva Date Nights that connect like-minded, conscious women looking for connection, inner growth, self-expression and authenticity. I am also a member of other women’s groups including April Bellia’s Serendipity Tea Party, and Nicki Bullock’s Ignite Freedom Goddess Circle.
Finish this sentence: “My life’s motto is ….”
“Better late than never”!!!