Who I Am

This is my story. This is MY TRUTH.

Bif Naked is a celebrated and notorious performer in music, TV, film, and dance, and a tireless advocate and Humanitarian. Orphaned in India, emancipated by punk rock, and empowered by surviving breast cancer, kidney failure, heart surgery, divorce, and surviving as a Woman in The Entertainment Industry for twenty-five years, Bif has transcended any and all obstacles placed in her path to become one of the world’s most unique, recognizable and beloved icons. It is because Bif is such a tremendous performer and musician, that she is able to seamlessly and successfully explore and record other mediums, like writing, painting, choreography, and of course- other genres of music. When asked about what her favourite pastimes are, she has only one answer: “Living Loudly.”

In 2016, Her memoirs, titled, “I, Bificus” were published by Harper Collins and Bif enshrouded her book readings into a three-hour stage show, “Bif Naked Songs and Stories” toured nationally, across Canada, three different times selling out in every city.

After her performances, Bif spent hours selling-and-signing her books for the audiences. Bif continues to perform and do book readings from her memoir, which is a Canadian “best-seller”.

When asked about her famous optimism, Bif shares that she believes in everyone’s ability to move forward, taking care of each other, and getting stronger together.

Remarkably, Bif recorded a full-length studio record, “The Promise”, a candid look at her journey through breast cancer, and an album Bif Naked made while in chemo and radiation treatments. Bif continues to advocate for other patients, though she is now officially a “Cancer Survivor”. Since that time, she has remained committed to her relentless schedule, including
having proudly sat on the City of Vancouver’s Women’s Advisory Committee, volunteering weekly with vulnerable people who ask for her and writing a blog for the Huffington Post. Bif Naked was a contributing writer to The Globe & Mail’s Health columns, and has her poetry read and published frequently. Bif’s work as a public speaker has taken her to conferences centred around a wide variety of topics, including women’s empowerment, wellness, social justice, anti-poverty activism, and navigating cancer. Bif was also involved in Raise the Rates, a British Columbia coalition of anti-poverty and housing advocates, and participated in the annual Welfare Food Challenge to raise awareness about the unacceptable, small amounts of assistance that welfare recipients receive, by eating only what a person’s budget would be on social assistance, in solidarity with these vulnerable populations. Bif said, “it was socio-politically important” to her, and continues to fight injustice by using her voice. Bif’s adoptive parents were American Civil Rights Activists in the 60s, and raised her to have a Freedom Fighter mentality, and stand up for others, along with her two sisters. Bif is currently in the middle of writing a new book on the navigation of cancer care in the Canadian health care system, to empower patients and families. “It’s science-y, but really I am trying to tell stories and help patients and caregivers build a toolbox of coping techniques as well as pragmatic skills, with a few positive and self-care affirmations peppered in. It’s a labour of love!”

Bif also has a book of poetry and cartoons coming out in 2020, called “RAZORBLADE CHEWING GUM” and she will be reading and perfroming some of these “slam-style” empassioned poems at some of her upcoming tour dates.

Bif Naked has released her first single, “JIM” from her much-anticipated, brand new studio album, her eleventh, called, “CHAMPION” which will be released later this year. The video for “JIM” is, according to Bif, her favourite due to “all the punching of the villain- Jim!” and it was directed by the song’s co-writer, Doug Fury. Stay tuned for her next single which will be released late spring.

In 2020 Bif has joined her manager and business partner of 27 years, and has started managing and mentoring new recording artists. Toronto’s vibey, alt-rock love-child, Delyn Grey, and beloved bad boy of progressive metal, and Bif’s former bandmate, Crippin. Keep watching to see more info and upcoming show dates from these artists!

Bif has also launched her own, international company, MonaLisa Healing, a Canadian, organic hemp-based CBD oil company to, as she puts it, “Heal The World”. MonaLisa Healing is “The Rennaissance of Health”, and is shifting the narrative about CBD,
according to Bif, and is unparallelled in the industry. Find out more about MonaLisa Healing here: https://monalisahealing.com/

An unforgettable woman, performer, advocate and activist, and having received an honorary doctorate from the University of The Fraser Valley, a Doctor too, Bif Naked leaves everyone feeling like they can accomplish anything, And that she will help them do it.