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Mallory-Lennon Simmermon, 24, was born and raised in Chicago but currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Brooklyn. She is the front-woman of the Chicago-based folk fusion band, Mallory Lennon and the Sykadelix. Mallory graduated from Loyola University Chicago, where she attained her BA in English Literature and Jazz Studies. Her interests include artistic evolution, creative integrity, and educating students of all socioeconomic upbringings to use music and art as a means of communicating. When she isn't traveling for music, Mallory enjoys volunteering with the Music Therapy program for victims of PTSD at the Lake County VA, reading any David Foster Wallace books she can get her hands on, and listening to the Grateful Dead.
Channel Kindness is a digital platform created by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. It is a safe space for young people to tell their stories of kindness, resilience, and community. By highlighting the people and organizations that are doing good in their communities, Channel Kindness’ audience is inspired to create a kinder and braver world, one story at a time.