DJ O SHOW, Orene Askew, is a member of the Squamish Nation and a DJ/performer who uses her music to empower youth, encouraging them to stay focused and follow their dreams. Her motto is ‘Diversity makes beautiful music’
This DJ strives to be a role model for marginalized youth. Growing up, Askew was disheartened by the lack of diverse representation in the media. And as an Indigenous, African-American, two-spirited person, she wanted to turn on the television and see other artists and role models that she could relate to. Finding a way to use her own art to that end is empowering — and has helped Askew maintain a strong and proud sense of self.