Meet Kalista Wilson:
Kalista is an outgoing 12-year-old who belts out Beyoncé songs whenever one hits the radio. This Canadian/Jamaican loves to add spice to her performances, and has a strong interest in song writing. She is a determined, high achiever, with heart of gold and longs to make a difference in the world. As Kalista says, “Why be ordinary, when you can be extraordinary?”
Kalista stays true to that motto by staying active in various school activities. She enjoys being active by competing in playing multiple sports including volleyball, soccer, basketball, flag football, and track & field. An excellent student, she co-founded the Robotics Club at her school and follows her heart by keeping active by fundraising for such causes as World Vision’s “Because I’m a Girl Campaign.”
Kalista has music in her blood. She came out of the womb singing (says her mom!). Kalista started formal vocal training at 9 years old with Oshawa Piano & Vocal Academy, and is currently in grade 4 with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her experience and powerful voice speaks for itself. She was a finalist in Hidden Talent Canada Season 10 & Woodbine, audience voted winner of Oshawa’s Got Talent in 2015, and she has racked up various medals at Kiwanis Music Festivals over the past three years.
Kalista believes music is about how it makes you feel and how you can allow it to move you. She has not determined what avenue to pursue yet, but whether its singing & acting, competing in the Olympics for Team Canada one day or following her interest in engineering, she is looking forward to the journey! Wherever it takes her, she knows she wants to give 100% to whatever lies ahead. Although she admits…
“All I really want is to be a singer and have people dance and jam out to my songs.”
Her enthusiasm and light-hearted attitude makes her a perfect fit for Girl Pow-R. She is excited to make new friends, but also believes that Girl Pow-R is an opportunity to change the world for the better.
“Women can do just as much as men… thus women should have the same rights to education, health care, and other rights around the world.”
Kalista is a big supporter Woman’s Rights. Gender equality is at the focus of her fight — especially cases involving child marriage and girls’ rights to education. She wants Girl Pow-R to not only move people’s body, but their hearts too.
We thank Kalista for her contributions to Girl Pow-R and hope we can help make her dreams of helping the world through music, come true.