New Music Release: Learn to Swim
Descent into Depression and Ascent Out
Inner-child work at play. Observe a scar's perfect imperfection, beauty that comes from pain, rebirth that comes from cellular death.
The first wound is the last wound to heal. I know myself through healing. I was just tryin' to make a cool piece of art but it added up to living the song I wrote. Or is the song I wrote just me living?
My Cognitive Dissonance - Creating vs Sharing
Notice where you are.
Accept where you are.
Find meaning (optional).
Practice self care & love.
Receive self care & love.
Accept self care & love.
New Music Release: Kitten in the Rubble
When creating is life saving, healing, and self care…
But sharing feels anxiety riddled, self destructive, and impossible.
Songwriting & Yoga - Self Care
I've tried to run from from trauma for a long time. Last year, It followed me all the way to Hiroshima Japan to Peace Park, the Atomic Bomb site.
Artist Statement: "Forgiveness is For Giving Yourself"
The single most radical thing I can do, is reclaim this body of mine and show up everyday in it, fully.
White Washed History
“It's really not my job to do your work for you,
I've got my own, plenty of my own, waiting back at home.
Forgiveness is forgiving yourself, for giving yourself,
To someone, who didn't take the chance, to heal themselves”
Illusion or Delusion?
I remember the exact moment I realized I was being miseducated by a white-centered history - I was in 7th grade, in the suburbs, in the Midwest of the US…I was in health class. We were covering topics such as depression, addiction, and suicide. Our teacher who was a well meaning white-woman, told us that Native Americans had much higher rates of depression, suicide, & overdoses.
My hand shot up, being a feisty and naturally curious kid, I asked, “Why?” My teacher calmly responded “These are the facts, and you can do your own research”.
Self Care; Transmute
If all we truly have is time,
Is the ownership a delusion?
But if time itself is an illusion,
What do we really have...?
The space exists to find inner truth,
Deep and rich like sweet vermouth