award-winning documentarian: radio + music + photography
TOGETHER, WE ROCKED THE DELVE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!
After reaching surpassing the goal to reach $15,150 this morning, I got up off of my chair that I've been sitting in 4-7 hours a day for 30 days focused on this campaign, every free moment which isn't much. I went for a walk to feel my body again, a tad atrophied.
I read once a long time ago that Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the first US suffragist organizers, wrote her books and studied to go to law school with 8 kids to tend during the day. That always inspired me. The wee hours of night have been my friend through this, along with ALL OF YOU! I could NEVER EVER IN A MILLION YEARS have done this alone.
Thank you to everyone who offered their YES to this project, whether in money or intention or just a feeling that there is something bigger than all of us happening here in this amazing digital village.
I want to send a special shout out to David Hugh Rosenfeld, my dear friend and mentor turned collaborator. Our diligent work together, every week since Izzy called me out in 2010 saying, "I don't want music, YOU want music!", has been completely life-altering and healing. Dave and I will be co-producing DELVE and collaborating on this vision together, and in community with all of YOU who are a part of this radical step toward what is real, what sustains us, what is needed right now, among us all, inside us all, before us all.
With zero minutes left on the DELVE campaign deadline, I send this to you with an even deeper sense of awe and gratitude for ALL THAT LIFE IS, the challenges, the beauty, the pain and the joy.
Oh, and a side note about the enclosed painting, before signing off, the idea for this image came to me just before going to Costa Rica in 2010. I knew a massive transition was happening in my professional life, but I didn't know what was coming. Although it was terrifying, almost paralyzing in retrospect, I'm glad I kept showing up to that which was pulling me forward.
And, now, there is an album to be made!
LOVE and DELVE!
I did not know what I was getting myself into when the urge for a Kickstarter Campaign arose in me. If I had known how hard or triggering it was going to be, or how incredibly supported and exhilarated I would feel, and every other extreme on the spectrum of emotional experience, would I have still done it?
There are parallels to giving birth and raising children. Every grueling process shows us what we're made of - how creative and resilient we have the capacity to be if we dive in, wholeheartedly. Be it a bit blind to the reality of what is coming, we can handle more than we know. People on the outside have said to me, "How do you do it?" And every mother knows, you just do. We figure it out on the fly. We come up with strategies to handle all that we hold. We design systems to create as much flow as possible. We are doing our best to raise the next generation of citizens in a time of great change. And, this brings me to my song MOM ENOUGH, to be released on DELVE. It was inspired by the grotesquely inflammatory article in TIME Magazine last May 2012. Here's an excerpt:
"Invisible engine of the world is here