Why I started Express Yourself! Songwriting

I have always had a strong desire to make a positive social impact in the world.  I started with raising funds for animal welfare in grade school and doing volunteer work at homeless shelters and hospice care centers in high school and college.  As a lifelong Music student through to high school graduation and going on to study music at Berklee College of Music, I had a good understanding that Music carries huge social impact for good or bad. 

In 2015, following the heroin overdose death of a good friend, I started to really see how big the opioid crisis our country faces truly is.  It was a massive eye-opener that my circle of friends could be impacted; a circle of kind, loving, and deeply caring people.  My friend loved my music so much that his death set my mission in stone.  I was going to use my music to affect mental health by providing a safe outlet to suffering in safe environments as far and wide my feet could carry me... 

         ...and so I am. 

You do not need a history of substance abuse to benefit from songwriting.  Every human being has a unique voice in this world.  This very noisy, busy world.  Music is a universal language that even if you don’t understand the words you can feel all the same.   Read more and watch for an Express Yourself Songwriting event here.

                                        Musically yours, 

                                                         Laura

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