Licy Be is a NZ born, Australia based rap and spoken word artist. Starting out her career in Perth, Western Australia her album 'Beautifully Broken' debuted across the globe on her 2017 world tour with shows in USA, NZ and Australia, charting on the Australian iTunes Charts. Licy Be has crafted an extensive resume including Australian National Poetry Slam Finalist with performances at the renowned Sydney Opera House. Licy Be toured the US with shows featuring Christian artist's, Melinda Watts, V. Rose & Angie Rose, sharing and ministering at various events globally, some of which include Youth Alive events, Perth 4 Jesus crusades, Easter United on the Gold Coast, Australia and Awakening Europe in Austria. Licy Be loves the Lord and continues to be involved in her local church and is venturing deeper into ministry, sharing her love for Jesus.
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Licy Be has a mission behind the music as she raises awareness about suicide prevention and shares her personal story of overcoming depression. Licy Be has presented to over 30,000 teenagers in the past 24 months, encouraging them in the area of mental health. Licy Be draws upon her personal lived experience, educational background (Master of Science in Applied Psychology) and previous work within the field as the training and education coordinator for WA's peek body for mental health, Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA).
Licy Be presented at the National Suicide Prevention Australia Conference in 2017, and the West Australian Mental Health Conference 2016 & 2017 using her expertise in order to inspire others to raise the bar and increase awareness about suicide prevention through engaging social media, music and connection with youth.
Licy Be grew up in Christchurch NZ with a loving family, however after facing some personal battles and circumstances, she began struggling with her mental health to the extent that she attempted to take her own life. Thoughts of suicide plagued her mind and she didn't want to be here anymore. There's a lot more to the story as you can imagine. The turning point for Licy took place when she was invited to a local church where she found love, hope and community that supported her through some of life's heartbreaking challenges. Licy went on to complete her Masters Degree in Applied Psychology and today she spends her life writing music and raising awareness about suicide prevention. At the end of the day, some people say "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem" but Licy say's it's not a solution at all - "suicide doesn't fix the problems in our lives, it robs us of life" - Licy Be