“He started to move energy, and he started to pick up on things that I had never told him or anyone, and as he was feeling into my energy it started to get me to believe. As he started healing in my heart, he told me ‘You have a very heavy heart, so much sadness, You’ve been forgiving, but you still need to let go of forgiveness. You’re still holding onto it.’ And he asked me to call out the names of the people that I needed to forgive….” -Josephina Bashout
“Certain situations and certain feelings and emotions, I would call it as a separation anxiety. Separating from what you knew and what made you effective into who you are right now.”—Mike
“It was the love I have for the guys I served with that motivated me to create something that can bring them together.” —Donny
“Just the process of writing down, even just lyrics, or whole song, actually for me is like so healing. It’s amazing the release that happens through that process.” -Krista Richards
“Every person is dealing with that kind of disease in a different way. I think that creating art and using that art as a medicine on you, this is the best medicine ever right? You are the good case scenario here.”
“There’s not one moment when I started to feel better thanks to music. It’s not that obvious. It was more like…everytime I sing this song, “Dis-moi que tu M’aimes,” I relive my breakup. It’s very painful, and everytime I stop singing it, I relieve my recovery.” -Cécile Guerillmo.
“I think I was depressed at one point. Just a lot of problems really came on…So now I was kind of in this ‘mentally ill’ category, which growing up it was like a ‘oh, that’s like a different set of people,’ so that was just how it was when I grew up. There are ‘normal people’ and there are ‘mentally ill people’ and you’re a ‘normal person’ so you can’t be in that category.” -Lauren Rhodes