Category Archives: Music

Krewella’s ‘Enjoy the Ride’ Video Raises Awareness of the Horrors of Human Trafficking

A haunting video called ‘Enjoy the Ride’ released by Krewella, a band performing Electronic Dance Music, raises awareness about Human Trafficking by telling the story of two children (a boy and a girl) who have been sold into slavery. The … Continue reading

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“His Rage Was Like an Oncoming Train…” Abuse Survivor Recalls Frightening Incident

A frightening memory .. sharing to raise awareness about domestic violence… _________________ “I thought I saw the devil, this morning…I never meant to start a fire, I never meant to make you bleed, I’ll be a better man today..” Jaymes Young, “I’ll … Continue reading

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“Rockabye” by Clean Bandit – Dissociation As Survival Mechanism (Commentary)

Music is a form of communication and expression for me, so you will see some music videos posted on this blog as they related to subjects such as abuse, healing, trauma, etc. The video for “Rockabye” by Clean Bandit featuring … Continue reading

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“Didn’t Mean It” by Jasmine V. (Domestic Violence Awareness)

(Trigger warning – the music video begins with a graphic scene of domestic violence) Jasmine V. courageously shares her experience with teen dating violence in her song “Didn’t Mean It” (2012), “Everyone has a story, this is part of my … Continue reading

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“Blurry” by Puddle of Mudd – Video Depicts Challenges of Visitation, Co-Parenting

The video for “Blurry” by Puddle of Mudd (2001, Come Clean) tells a powerful story about a father wanting to spend time with his son, and depicts some of the difficulties with co-parenting after divorce or separation. Wes Scantlin said he wrote … Continue reading

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“Held” by Natalie Grant – Encouraging Song

“This is what it means to be held, How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life, And you survive..” The song “Held” by Natalie Grant is a powerful song about God’s love holding and sustaining us through unspeakable pain. Lyrics:  Two … Continue reading

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Enough of No Love, Enough of No Justice (Keyshia Cole Video, Commentary)

Recent comments from Bill Windsor, about the family courts falsely labeling women who raise abuse allegations in family court, prompted me to think about my own experiences with the same.. The video “Enough of No Love” by Keyshia Cole has … Continue reading

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A Song for Survivors: Impossible by Shontelle

You are stronger than you even realize…  A song, and video, for all survivors: “Impossible” by Shontelle. Shontelle told the story behind the song to J-14 Magazine: “I really felt like ballads were missing from radio for a minute, and … Continue reading

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The Question (and the Song) “For the Love of a Daughter” – Parenting After Divorce / Separation

My daughter will be having her birthday soon…birthdays are hard because I don’t know if I will see her, and I mourn all of the things I have missed in the last year of her life. Another year I have … Continue reading

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“Secrets” by J’son – Raising awareness about sexual abuse, offering hope

“The enemies inside my home but who would ever listen to me, and all the secrets that you made me keep. And it’s tearing me apart..” “Secrets” is a new song by Christian rapper and R&B artist, Jason “J’son” Watson, featuring J.R.  “Secrets” … Continue reading

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