Why Music… Music stimulates my mind and soothes my soul. It even stirs and unsettles me.
Author and Civil Rights Activist, Howard Thurman said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Making music, I come alive. This is the best thing I have to contribute to the beauty and healing of our world. My hope is that the community of people who experience our music will also be nourished, challenged, moved. I hope we’re encouraged to be the truest, most alive version of ourselves and inspired to contribute to the beauty of our world in only the way that each of us can. – Heatherlyn
“Home With You”
1,000 Day’s Movement
‘For Heatherlyn, music is more than a job—it’s her calling. It’s her way of responding to do justice and love mercy in the world. Through “storydwelling” she seeks to honor and amplify individuals and communities relegated to the margins of society.’
We all have a voice, we all have a story, we all have a perspective,” she says. “None of us will begin to see the ‘big picture’ without the perspective of others coming from various vantages of personality, geography, economy. Some voices have been marginalized, silenced and dishonored. This is a disgrace to the human race. – Heatherlyn
Excerpt from article, “Singing Songs for 1,000 Days” by Sara Doughton. Read more about Heatherlyn’s connection between her own experiences and the issue of maternal and child nutrition.
About the Compilation. Restoration Village Arts Produced “Songs For 1,000 Days”, artists advocating for the food security of vulnerable women and children. Heatherlyn was asked to consider contributing a song and after learning more about the 1,000 Days initiative she was moved to write an exclusive song for the movement.
The compilation contains songs about faith, hunger justice, and the call to action to support mothers and children in their first 1,000 days. The 1,000 Days movement includes 40 different countries and promotes targeted action to improve nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday—a time when better nutrition for mothers and children can have a life-changing impact on a child’s future and help break the cycle of poverty.
The CD features these artists: Karla Adolphe, La Muna, Tracy Howe, heatherlyn, Santiago Benavides, Katie Herzig, Carrie Newcomer, Trace Bundy, David Wilcox Music, Agents of Future, A Boy and His Kite, Angélica Negrón, Aaron Strumpel and Kristen Graves.