THE REAL SUN was originally born in Anyang, Korea, and is now a proud resident of Jane-Finch, Toronto, by way of Peterborough and Kingston (Canada). The Real Sun, also known simply as SUN, channels her passion, drive, talent, and purpose in life into Art, Healing, Social Justice, and Education. These four things are the pillars and foundation of everything The Real Sun does, is, and creates. As an artist The Real Sun channels deep expressions of her soul through various artistic mediums of Performance Arts as well as Visual Arts; including Spoken Word Poetry, Rap, Song (Acoustic Soul), Theatre, Painting/Drawing, and Graphic Design. Though the artistic mediums may vary, the contents of The Real Sun’s creations all have one thing in common, they are messages molded with consciousness, awareness, and purpose, rooted in energies of the heart and spirit. The Real Sun has performed on stages across Ontario, the US, Korea, Japan, and Singapore. She released her first album titled “RISE” in 2008. The Real Sun was part of writing the script for a play by Nomanzland in which she also played the character Dee, titled “Known to Police”, a Mainstage Theatre Production at Young People’s Theatre in June 2012. She recently published her poem titled “Letter to Father” in an anthology titled Rattling the Stage: A Collection of Canadian Monolgues, Spoken Word, and Short Plays, published August 2012 by McGraw-Hill Ryerson. As an educator The Real Sun teaches in community settings as well as in schools, and has taught youth from a wide spectrum of ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. From community centers in Jane-Finch to private school in downtown Toronto to providing Professional Development for Artist Educators and Teachers in the public school system, The Real Sun’s approach in the classroom is centered around inclusivity, openness, and honesty. By centering on issues related to social justice, SUN encourages learners to explore and honour their own truths, and give voice to untold stories, through art, poetry, and the creative process. The Real Sun has delivered workshops and keynote addresses at several conferences centered on youth leadership and empowerment. She has also worked as an Artist Educator with several organizations such as Lost Lyrics, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Canadian Opera Company, Soulpepper Theatre, and many more. The Real Sun believes that healing is a key element in creating positive social change, and one that is not often prioritized enough in our day to day and in the community. One of The her goals is to help make alternative healing modalities more accessible to artists, community workers, people of colour and low-income communities, with the understanding that the movements we build for the future cannot be healthy if the people who are building the movements are not healthy. SUN is a certified Reiki Practitioner trained under Vivian Osal, and is currently studying at the Integral Healing Centre of Toronto in the disciplines of Psychotherapy, Bio-Energetics, and Energy Healing.