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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Song for Christine Ford 10/26 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Song for Christine Ford 10/26 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

 

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JENNIFER SARAN Issues a Heartfelt Plea to Voters with “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE)” 
 
The stirring Narada Michael Walden-produced track to be released October 26, 2018
 
Los Angeles – When listeners first hear the new JENNIFER SARAN single “LET THE WAVES WASH OVER ME (SONG FOR CHRISTINE),” they will be transported by the singer’s elegant and gorgeous phrasing over producer and co-writer Narada Michael Walden’s impeccably lush bed of jazz-blues instrumentation. But as Saran points out, a second listen reveals the dramatic intention behind her lyrics. There is a message that she wants to convey to the public, and its time is “now.”
 
“My agenda for the song is very simple: I want people to vote,” she says. “This upcoming mid-term election is so crucial on so many levels, but it’s especially important for women. I want to grab people’s hearts with the beauty of the music, but when they listen again, they’ll hear the words and they’ll understand what I’m saying. Please vote. Please take action. It’s within your power to change things.”
 
Saran was inspired to write “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” during a phone conversation with her daughter, Anjali, in which they discussed how disgusted they were over the recent Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, and the appalling treatment of Christine Blasey Ford. As Saran recalls, “I said to Anjali, ‘I just wish there was something I could do.’ And she said, ‘There is something you can do, Mum. You can write a song.’ The minute she said that, I felt this incredible energy and said, ‘You’re right.’”
 
Seizing upon the concept, Saran wrote a set of lyrics and sent them to Narada Michael Walden, with whom she’s collaborated on a number of albums over the years (the two are putting the finishing touches on a new record set for 2019). When the multiple Grammy and Emmy-winning producer read the words, he wrote a stirring melody to accompany them and sent the music back to Saran. “I kept listening to what Narada wrote, and that helped me to refine my lyrics to better fit the rhyme to his melody,” she says. “That was all I needed to complete the song. We’ve always worked so well together in that way.”
 
When writing the words “I fought him off / I cried out, no one came / I live with the shame,” Saran channeled the striking testimony of Dr. Ford. “For me, Christine has become such a symbol of confronting sexual abuse,” she says. “She had to tell her story to make a point. People don’t speak up because they’re ashamed, or they think that nobody will believe them. So I found myself thinking about Christine in my lyrics. I tried to put myself in her place.”
 
For his part, Walden says that he was profoundly moved by Saran’s message. “I’m a heart person,” he says. “When I read her lyrics – ‘It’s time for a change / vote them out, in my name / let the waves wash over me’ – I was hit right in the chest. Jenn has an incredible talent for expressing herself. She knows what she wants to say, and she puts her feelings down on paper in an eloquent and unfiltered way. I was knocked out by the stunning beauty of her words.”
 
At his own Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, Walden recorded bass, drums and keyboards by himself. Other musicians on the track include guitarist Jim Reitzel and percussionist James Henry, with horns provided by Rich Armstrong and Daniel Casares. Saran flew in to record her vocals on a Sunday night, and a day later they were finished. “Narada and I work very quickly and efficiently because we share a chemistry,” she observes. “He’s a brilliant and fabulous collaborator, and when we lock into an idea, the music just takes flight.”
 
Walden agrees, saying, “That’s what happens with the best songs – they come to you quickly because the passion and emotions are undeniable.” He draws a parallel between “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” and some of the protest music that was prevalent during the ‘60s and early ‘70s. “Musicians were writing about civil rights, taking what Dr. King was talking about and lending their voices to the cause,” he says. “Or they were speaking out the same way that Muhammad Ali did about the Vietnam War. Here we are in 2018, and we have a different situation, but it’s as important. We have to empower ourselves, and it’s crucial everybody speaks out, including artists.”
 
Saran is wasting no time in getting “Let the Waves Over Me (Song for Christine)” out to the public. “If they’re going to rush through confirmation hearings, dismissing women as ‘less than,’ there’s nothing wrong with us rushing out a song,” she states. “I want radio stations playing it for people when they’re on their way to work. I would love to see people on talk shows discussing it. I embrace anybody who wants to take this message to the people.”
 
Although the song might strike some as being political, Saran insists that it’s not a matter of choosing between Democrats or Republicans. “It’s just about doing what is right,” she says. “My mother raised me as a single mother, and she instilled certain values in me. So this song is for her, it’s for Christine, for my daughter, and it’s for all women out there – mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. 
 
“I’ll say it again,” she concludes. “This is all about voting. When I saw those hearings, I said, ‘This is not the country of my forefathers. This is not the America that people fought for. This is crazy time.’ But we can change that if we really want to. I’m hoping that, in my own way, I can help bring about some change for the good of everyone.”
 
For more information, please visit: http://jennifersaran.com/ 
 
To pre-order “Let the Waves Wash Over Me (Song for Christine)” or purchase or stream on October 26, 2018, please visit: http://radi.al/JenniferSaranWaves
 
For National Press and Interview inquiries please contact Erin Cook, Jensen Communications: (626)-585-9575 or erin@jensencom.com 
 
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For Radio Servicing please contact Adam Leibovitz, ASL Music Media & Promotion: (949)448-9444 or adam@aslmusicmedia.com
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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Peace After the Storm 08/31 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Peace After the Storm 08/31 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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Jossine Abrahams is a successful Health Care worker who owns a Health Care Business.  She was born in Africa and moved to the United Kingdom with her daughter in the early 90’s.  She is the CEO of Life Change Training & Home Care Ltd. & Zim – South Foods in London and also a college Lecturer in Health & Social Care?

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http://www.peaceafterthestorm.net

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Failure To Protect Children and Mothers 07/27 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Failure To Protect Children and Mothers 07/27 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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SAWUBONA- Women of Courage, Los Angeles June 23, 2018

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A unique art experience bringing healing, awareness, and transformation to those who have been victims of emotional, sexual, and physical trauma – so they can step into the powerful women they truly are and THRIVE.

I AM YOU. YOU ARE ME. I SEE YOU.

Sawubona, meaning, “I see you” in Zulu, is a live performance exercise that will bring 10 young women and 10 powerful leaders in Los Angeles toe-to-toe and face-to-face in a guided silent exercise allowing them to see each other. These women have been through difficult situations in life, but are able to show each other than what they have been through does not define them, that a life of thriving is possible, and that they are as powerful as they choose to be.

The event will also give attendees, men, and women, an opportunity to step into their truth and power and discover that I am you and you are me as they participate in an interactive art experience with artwork, photographs, art installations, and film.

Come to join us for an evening you are likely to never forget.

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Adopted illegally as a baby and treated like “Cinderella”, Amy left home at 15 to forge a life of her own – without the legal paperwork to do so.
“She generally was emotionally and physically abusive. From the moment I can remember, she was throwing at me like, ‘Oh, I saved your life. You were riddled with disease. You were going to die. You were from a super poor orphanage. You owe me for the roof over your head, the clothes I give you.’ So, she always threw that at me and I think adoption is such as a beautiful, beautiful thing. And, she kind of turned it into a very ugly, ugly thing.”
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Thank you for being a part of Sawubona, Women of Courage! 

We would love to know more about you to share with our audience to help inspire and empower other women. Please answer any or all of the following questions:

Please answer in complete sentences:

What opened up for you as a result of the guided visualization?

I saw a window of opportunity which showed me the things I deeply desire to accomplish in my life. The things which are hidden deep inside myself manifested as pictures, and it gave me courage to go what I deeply feel is mine. Something I have been thinking about and seeing, but I always have been waiting for the right moment to arrive. Suddenly, I felt so confident and happy at the same time.

What has been the biggest hurdle you have had to overcome to get where you are today?

My life has always been about overcoming obstacles and dealing with things which are not me. I had to become strong warrior and believer that anything is possible with persistence and clear vision of what I want to accomplish in my life. The war inside me was my biggest obstacle I had to deal with before I was able to get where I am today. 

What does it mean for you to be a woman of courage?

Woman of courage is the one who never gives up on her dreams and hopes no matter how difficult life can be. The kind of woman who is strong and powerful and nothing can stands on her way. 

What would you tell your younger self in one of your lowest times knowing what you know now?

Dear Dianna, please love yourself and never compromise yourself and put yourself second and do the things which makes you. Do not allow anyone to tell you otherwise, you know what is best for you.

Do you have anything else you would like to share about your experience to help other women find their strength to thrive in life?

Always listen to your inner voice in every situation, this is your best friend. Find time for yourself, do the things which makes you and love yourself.  

SheDoes At The County Supervisor’s Hearing, Los Angeles – Voices of the Homeless​ Women

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I was so honored to be able to speak today and most importantly have these brave women next to me. It was an honor and privilege to be able to share my story and make an impact. This is just a beginning of our journey, WE are here to make the necessary change so no woman would ever suffer again. #SheDoes

 

These are our #SheDoes Warriors who spoke today at the Measure H fund allocation hearing. These #SheDoes Warriors not only spoke, but 5 shared their personal stories of surviving sexual assault, rape, homelessness and mental illness. They spoke as women who conquered insurmountable odds who are now advocating for those whose voices are being ignored. The panel started on a light note but after hearing these #SheDoes Warriors, the mood changed from happy to somber to an atmosphere of how do we help our homeless mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers. Our speakers humanized a dehumanized population using their own experiences.

One of the moderators behind the panel kept wiping away tears & afterward many came up to our group and thanked us for the impact our speakers made. What #SheDoes will achieve beyond sheltering the first 1000 women is humanizing and changing the way people see homeless women.

That is the power of the hashtag #SheDoes. That is the difference you make every time you comment #SheDoes. If it hasn’t occurred to you yet, please know that what you are doing is changing the way Angelenos see homeless women from drug addicts & failures to showing them as our mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers!

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Happy Women’s International Day

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Ashes and Ice is available to download for Only $0.99 on Amazon until March 10,2018

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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Recognize the Signs of Teen Abuse 02/23 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Recognize the Signs of Teen Abuse 02/23 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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 Award Winning Book “Fire and Ice” 
by Diana Bellerose
Link: https://www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-7035-7

When it comes to teen sexual abuse, the problem is more common than one might think. While not considered terribly common, the problem is not considered uncommon. And, because less than half of sexual abuse is reported, it could be more prevalent than most people are willing to admit. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider teen sexual abuse, and how to stop it. One way is education. It is important for teens and adults to understand that sexual abuse of teenagers is wrong, and that it can encompass a variety of sex acts, and that fear, impaired judgment (due to drugs, alcohol or mental state) and coercion can lead to sexual abuse, even though the victim may not actively resist. A victim whose compliance is due to factors other than a desire to engage in sexual activity has not actually consented. Source TeenHelp.com