Our Lives in Song

Hey there what's your story? How would you like to have one of your significant life experience written into music? Kate Reid offers two different methods of journeying into your life through song. On this page you can find a number of unique examples of full length songs that were written in collaboration. 


Check out Kate's songwriting page to see how her programs work.

Upcoming Shows

Previous events


20/20 Hindsight Book Launch

The Ginger Press - Live Facebook Event, Owen Sound, ON

This live Facebook event captured the launch for the book, 20/20 Hindsight: Being Gay* in Bruce and Grey - a collection of stories edited by Joan Beecroft and written by LGBTQ2S+ elders living in Grey and Bruce Counties in Ontario, Canada. During this event, Ginger Press owner and publisher, Maryann Thomas speaks with Joan Beecroft about the book, and Kate sings a few songs to help them celebrate.


Affirming Leaders Day - online conference

Affirming Leaders Day - online conference, Calgary, AB

Affirming Leaders Day is a faith-based development & connection day for allied and LGBTQ2S+ folks. All are welcome to join us online! You are invited to join us on Zoom for a day of illuminating and artistic speakers, on topics of faith, LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and more. Please note: the start time and end time for this conference is in Mountain Standard Time (Calgary, AB).

$10-20. Every ticket type gives you access to ALL of the sessions. Please download the Zoom app on your device, and we will send out the link and password before the conference.

After a breast cancer diagnosis in my late twenties, I was devastated. It was the song-writing process with Kate Reid that moved me through significant parts of the healing process. She created a safe, loving space for me to tell my story - including the hard parts, the funny parts, the angry parts, the awkward and embarrassing parts. Writing "Breast Cancer Pink" with Kate has been the most significant part of my healing process after my cancer diagnosis and it's been worth more than a million art therapy sessions! Thank you, Kate.”

— Dr. Chelsey Hauge, Assistant Professor, Mills College - Oakland, CA

Collaborating on a song with Kate Reid was one of the highlights of my life. I had an idea to create something awesome but due to my inexperience with musical instruments, it would have been impossible without her. She really helped make my imagination reality as we wrote "fYreflies" together. Being able to write this song for Camp fYrefly, an organization that is so close my heart, was truly an uplifting and healing experience. I am grateful for all that Kate has done for me: she helped me as a writer and as a person. Having that songwriting and recording experience with her is something I will value forever.”

— Chase McKee, fan + songwriting collaborator - Calgary, AB