Lisa “1SingingLady” Gilliam has been singing and writing since the age of 7. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama with a minor in vocal music performance from Virginia Union University (VUU). While at VUU she was acting and singing in many of the VUU Players’ theatre and musical theatre productions as a lead or supporting cast member, sang in the VUU Concert Choir and was often requested to sing in various events on and off campus. Lisa also holds a Master of Arts degree in Education and Human Development with a concentration in Community Counseling from The George Washington University (GW). While at GW, Lisa took ministerial classes at her church and was later licensed and ordained as an Evangelist.
Professionally, Lisa is known for the manner in which she integrates her training and experience as a counselor and educator with her artistic talents especially at conferences, seminars and workshops. Simply put, Lisa is a mental health advocate, speaker, writer, poet and vocalist that is intentional about integrating mental health topics with the performance, communication, and literary arts. Therefore, whether Lisa is singing, reciting poetry/spoken-word, acting or speaking/presenting at a conference, seminar or workshop, she wants her words to be melodic...like music to your ears!
Some of the topics that Lisa speaks about while sharing her testimony are:
Depression and suicide preventionDate rape, molestation, and sexual abuseGrief and traumaImproving communicationOther topics per request
Lisa is available to sing original and/or cover songs as well as recite poetry or spoken word at:
Birthday partiesWeddingsFuneralsConcerts and other events
To learn more about Lisa and listen to her original songs, poetry, and encouraging messages subscribe to her YouTube channel www.Youtube.com/OneSingingLady, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You may also purchase her cd's Past to Present (2004), single God Delivered Me (2015), and Depend (2019) digitally via Amazon Music, Apple Music, ITunes, PANDORA, Spotify, TIDAL or anywhere else music can be downloaded or streamed. Thank you for subscribing to our email list and adding Lisa's music to your playlist today!