The Power of Music & Media

Wrap up your Monday with a bit of (powerful) music.

We all know that music has a very strong emotional power to it, and so I want to give a shout-out in this pride-themed #WorldSavingWeek to Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert for their beautiful song Same Love. When this song came out in 2012, same-sex marriage was not yet legal in all 50 states. I feel that the lyrics of this song and Macklemore’s fame, made an impact in reaching out to millions of Americans.Screen Shot 2018-06-25 at 23.35.22

Flash forward to March 2015, the Ad Council came out with a brilliant ad on Diversity & Inclusion — putting Same Love to a heart-warming Valentine’s Day social experiment. If you have not yet seen it, click on the image below, and you will likely have tears in your eyes like the nearly 60 million (!!) other people who have seen it by now. Again, I feel that the lyrics of this song, paired with the video below may have changed the hearts and minds of a lot of folks in the US… and hopefully opened their hearts for the Supreme Court’s decision to recognize same-sex marriage across all 50 states on June 26, 2015

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