is a songwriting project/ movement whose main objective is to give voice to everyday people’s life experiences and stories. As a songwriter, I have spent most of my time writing about my own life, and as a result, I have gained much insight into my struggles and successes, and the emotions that come from them. I’d like to give others an opportunity to have the same experience by writing songs based on their own stories and experiences.
Another goal of StoriesToSongs is empathy building. We learn to empathize better when we understand that our emotions and feelings are not exclusive to us alone. We might have different experiences or triggers, but the feelings that accompany them are universal. Songwriting has been used by all cultures, for centuries, as an artistic means to express emotion, altogether creating a common bond among people near, far, and across the ages.