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Eyoälha Baker      

Artist, Community Engagement Activator & Social Activist

Eyoälha Baker is a passionate artist, photographer, muralist, public speaker, writer, community engagement activator, social activist and creative behind the Jump for Joy Photo Project. The projects focus is on creating and sharing the power of joy to uplift individuals and impact humanity in a positive way.

Born on Canada’s West Coast, Eyoälha (Eee-YO-Lah) means the wind in the Kwakwa’ka’wakw (Kwakiutl) language. Traveling and living around the world from a young age has given her great appreciation for cultural differences and human similarities.

Eyoälha believes that if we choose to cultivate and share joy in our lives with the intentional focus of our images, words and thoughts we can shift to a society driven by joy rather than fear.

Over the past six years, Eyoälha has taken hundreds of photographs of people from all walks of life, jumping into the air to capture their unique essence and joyful energy. She shares the photos as features in online features and through large-scale public art murals which have garnered international praise and inspired people worldwide. Her images and writing have been published internationally, she was the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and has spoken about her work on numerous occasions, including TEDx, PeaceLove and Interesting Vancouver.

Eyoälha holds a BFA with Honours from Concordia University, a Media Resources Diploma and attended LAMP International Business Management Program at Capilano University.

Speech Topics

The Power and Impact of Joy, Use and Power of Words and Images, Using Interactive Art Projects to Ppen Hearts and Bring People & Communities Together, Feeling Fear and Doing it Anyway

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