Moriah Haven is a Singer-Songwriter, whose projects utilize various concept characters; each expressing a clear idea in their own voice. Though, spoken through many characters, underlying themes advocating body positivity, sex positivity, teaching consent, and healing after sexual abuse through the arts.
The ultimate goal of efforts such as The Growth Project, is to facilitate very open public conversations to aid in raising awareness on social issues Haven feels passionately about. These conversations are started, with hopes for and breaking down stigmas concerning sexual abuse, addiction, and mental health.
"To me, singing is about the articulation of emotional intention through melody. The arts, and music in particular, can connect us with each other on a spiritual level like nothing else quite can."
Growing up with strong roots in Appalachian Music, Country, Blues, and Bluegrass, and Gospel, her performances pay homage to the tradition of these genres, often evoking an era and style more reminiscent of times past. She is a lover of tradition, who learned to sing in her Grandmother's Non-Denominational Country Church.....but we've all heard of that preacher's relative who prays every day,.....but....who also loves to push the envelope......because, they like to challenge people to think just a little deeper.....Haven herself often seems as much a juxtaposition as her sonic experiments to those who might meet her in passing, as she is often in character. One can rest assured, however, that she's always doing her best to stay genuine at heart.
Also an organic gardening and sustainable farming enthusiast, Mother, illustrator, and designer; she passionately believes in advocating for survivors of abuse, the for the rights of the LGBTQ community, First Nations Peoples, and individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Afterall, she is a Youghiogheny Shawnee, Aspie, Pansexual woman herself. (Shout-Out!)
Truly unpredictable, it seems worth sticking around to see what this woman might cook up next. One thing has been promised:
"I ain't gonna shut up about it, if I mean it, and I don't say it, unless I mean it."