Ignite: Lighting up minds with the Live More Foundation

Ignite: Lighting up minds with the Live More Foundation
Poet, Benjamin Ssempala, performing at Ignite

By Tracy Ikopit

Last Saturday’s Ignite event, organized by the Live More Foundation with Next Kulture as one of the sponsors, stands as a testament to the transformative power of community and conversation.

As the echoes of music, poetry, and laughter from the event gradually dissipate, it's time to pause and reflect on the profound impact of this evening dedicated to mental health awareness and advocacy.

From the moment attendees stepped through the doors, there was an electric energy in the air—a sense of anticipation for the journey ahead. And what a journey it was.

Through musical performances that touched the soul, poetry that bared raw emotion, quizzes that challenged misconceptions, dances that celebrated movement, and games that fostered connection, Ignite created an atmosphere where young people felt safe to open up about mental health.

At its core, Ignite was about breaking down barriers—barriers of stigma, of shame, of silence. It provided a platform where voices could be heard, where experiences could be shared, and where support could be found.

In the warmth of this inclusive space, attendees found not only entertainment but also education, awareness, and above all, solidarity.

Nichole Atwinne, singer, performing at Ignite.

As the night drew to a close, there was a palpable sense of empowerment lingering in the air.

Attendees left with more than just memories; they left with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to continue the conversation about mental health in their communities.

Organized by the Live More Foundation, Ignite serves as a shining example of what can be achieved when individuals and organizations come together with a shared vision.

In the days and weeks to come, as attendees reflect on their experiences at Ignite, they will carry with them the knowledge that they are not alone—that there is a community of support ready to stand with them in their journey toward mental wellness.

Ignite may have been just one evening, but its impact will be felt for weeks, months, and even years to come. As we carry the spirit of Ignite forward, let us remember that by amplifying our voices and igniting our minds, we can truly make a difference in the world of mental health advocacy.

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