Baby don’t hurt me for the cheesy (but very appropriate) title. You’ll just have to listen in.

Talking points: love, family, growing up as an immigrant, community, vulnerability, business, self-love vs self-respect vs self-esteem

Huge honor to sit down with Humble the Poet last month. This was a fascinating and engaging conversation. I deeply appreciate his creative, spiritual, and energetic approach to one of biggest human questions: what is love, really?

Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist with an aura that embodies the diversity and resiliency of one of the world’s most unique cities.

With tattoos, beard, head wrap, and a silly smile, Humble commands attention. He stimulates audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain, with dynamic live sets that shake conventions and minds at the same time. 

Humble’s distinctive style and point of view have also been featured on popular television program CBC’s Canada Reads, and took home top prize. He was also featured in Apple’s first Canadian ad spot for their #ShotOnIphone campaign. Humble’s latest EP titled Righteous/Ratchet features the first single H.A.I.R, a celebration of women of all shapes, sizes, hair, and walks of life. His self-directed video for H.A.I.R has amassed almost 2 million views since its release. The video features YouTube sensation and longtime collaborator Lilly Singh.

Humble’s first book, Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life, was published through Indigo Press in October 2017. It became a Heather’s Pick and has stayed on the Globe & Mail Bestsellers list since its release. Unlearn was re-released with Harper Collins Publishing in April 2019. Humble’s next book: Things No One Else Can Teach Us was released in the fall of 2019. 

His latest book is titled HOW TO BE LOVE(d): Simple Truths For Going Easier On Yourself, Embracing Imperfection & Loving Your Way To A Better Life. Humble offers insightful stories from his own deeply personal experience with love and down-to-earth advice on the most important lesson he’s ever learned: love isn’t found or earned, it’s realized.

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