We are donating a portion of all sales of this song to the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance.
I had just finished recording the first song for a new album …
… a song about empathy called “I Know I Know.” It’s about listening to someone tell their darkest personal story and deeply, emotionally identifying with them in it. It’s about really seeing another person, and allowing ourselves to be really seen. It’s about finding strength in the powerful connection that comes when we share our most vulnerable selves with a trusted soul. It’s about discovering that we are not alone.
So the idea that woke me that night was this: let’s create a platform for more of us to share our stories, to let ourselves be seen, and in doing so to give encouragement to others facing similar struggles.
The next day, I put a call out to my community – my friends and the people who listen to and support the music I make – and I asked them to do something brave with me and contribute their stories to a video project that would carry this message through our stories to everyone who would see it.
I was flooded with responses from people wanting to share where they’ve been, what they’ve overcome, or how they’re dealing with a current challenge in their lives. The first batch of breathtaking submissions I received became the music video that you see above.
But the submissions kept coming in even after the video was completed. So my husband Jamie and I decided that we would set up a living, ongoing platform for people from anywhere in the world to join our collage of experience and hope.
And that’s what this is: a place for us to courageously share our stories and to let our most vulnerable selves be seen, with the hope that those who see us will understand that they are not alone.
Thank you for visiting. And thank you to all who join us.
I know, I know; I’ve been there, too.
— Shannon Curtis
We are donating a portion of all sales of these tees to the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance.