Why Music?

Music Has The Power To Heal

We all have our favorite albums or artists we turn to for solace when life gets to be too much. Music just has that power. It reaches in and grabs you in a place that words alone could never touch. In short, music heals.
We believe the therapeutic power of music can be an invaluable tool for survivors of sexual assault in their journey towards healing. Given that someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the US, it’s not a question of need, but only a question of making it happen.  That’s why we’ve started a Music Therapy Program specifically for survivors of sexual/domestic violence.

MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO BREAK THROUGH

Sexual violence is not a subject people feel comfortable talking about. As a result, victims are often left feeling isolated and ashamed. And criminals are left on the streets. 57% of sexual assaults go unreported and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.
Music has the power to end this culture of silence by engaging people in a way that’s easier for them to listen, and hopefully, begin to understand.

MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE CULTURE

How many political and social movements have been sparked or spurred on by a simple shout out from a musician on a stage? Why should the fight to end sexual violence be any different?
We believe that music provides the perfect platform for launching the kind of positive social change that rejects sexual violence altogether. When you consider that 44% of victims are under the age of 18 and 80% of victims are under the age of 30, the potential of music to influence becomes even greater.

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