I wrote this song two years ago, back when I was nineteen and not sure where life was going to take me.
The idea came to me in a dream. I kept seeing the image of a large crowd forming a circle around me and they knew all my secrets. I saw songwriters refusing to work with me after they found out. I saw my life falling to pieces.
After I finished writing this song, I felt a weight leave my shoulders. I felt all of my insecurities fly away. I felt all of my walls fall to my feet. But, most importantly, I finally felt like ME.
Once I was able to see the effect this song had on both myself and others, I was able to breathe for the first time in a few years. My songwriting, my confidence, and ultimately my life have all improved since June 2016.
Most of you know the song but you might not know the importance or the impact it has. I am so lucky to have a sea of people around me that love and support me unconditionally.
Thank you to everyone who made this song, this video, and this woman possible.
This one is for anyone that is scared to tell their own truth.
Happy Pride month. This song is for you.
Nothing but love,
Written by: Jenna McDaniel and Kalie Shorr
Production: Jason Afable