Karly Loveling brings her heart and soul to community through Singing Heart and the Hummingbirds Girls Choir. She enthusiastically encourages singers to let their voices be heard even if they think they “can’t sing.” And because she teaches everything in the oral/aural tradition of call and response, beautiful harmonies are accessible to everyone regardless of their experience level or ability to memorize words. For Karly, community singing is a practice that shifts states of being and strengthens bonds between those who practice together. The songs she leads and writes help us release tension and revitalize our sense of purpose and belonging. Her direction in songleading was born out of Singing Alive Cascadia, a gathering of song sharing that she has participated in since 2007 when the gatherings began. In 2016, she participated in the Community Choir Leadership Training in British Columbia, earning her choirs a place in the Ubuntu Choir Network. Karly has a long history of singing in Women’s Circles and for people who are dying. Her vision is to integrate song into daily life and major life transitions to help us cope and care for each other on this sacred journey called life.