Xolie Morra

Singer and songwriter Xolie Morra of the Seattle band “Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind”, is an active representative of the Autism community, speaking personally about her life with Asperger’s Syndrome. The Seattle Band is making a musical presence worldwide. With their appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, their success has been steadily growing strong.

Performing with acts such as Crosby Stills & Nash, John Mayer, & the ladies of the 2010 Lilith Fair, the band has built a relationship with a broadening fan base through the years. Along side their success as a band, singer/songwriter Xolie Morra Cogley is an open book and lends herself as an active and available representative of the Autism community, speaking personally about her life with Asperger’s Syndrome. As well as being an out and loud member of the LGBTQ/Intersex community to raise awareness about diversity, equality and acceptance of all people. Through grass roots marketing, hard work, dedication, ambition and pure passion for what she does, Xolie has pushed her way past boundaries to inspire other artists with disabilities to do what they love

Talks

Xolie Morra

Autism and the language of music

A unique and refreshing view of what it’s like to be a performer with Aspergers syndrome.

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