I’ve been quiet on here the past month and a half. The Black Lives Matter movement has given me reason to pause, reflect, and further educate myself. I hope you all have taken the time to do the same!
I released Patterns Repeating earlier this month, and it is free to download on Bandcamp. My friend Jasmine Cedar Panacheese did the stunning artwork. Please donate to a local charity that is doing work to support BIPOC folks in your community!
This song is about our power as people-individually and collectively. These times of quarantine are uncertain for most, and for folks experiencing domestic violence it is beyond terrifying. Before COVID-19, intimate partner violence was on the rise in Canada. Now with enforced isolation, there has been a surge. Women’s Shelters and Sexual Assault Centres have had to endure cuts in funding as the need for their services grows.
Power was recorded live at a concert before quarantine. The audience singing gives me chills every time I listen to the track. 50% of the proceeds from this song will be donated to my local sexual assault centre to support their work in my community.