This Valentine's Day I got to do something I have always dreamed of. I was part of a global movement for change, performing for the largest crowd I've ever played in front of, and I felt like I was really making a difference with my music. One Billion Rising brought together millions of people in cities all over the world to raise awareness and call for an end to rape culture and violence against women. I played for the Oakland gathering in front of City Hall right before the keynote speaker took the stage. I shared a new song that I wrote specifically for the event and I received a standing ovation from a huge crowd of 300 people. That was a really amazing feeling.
I also worked really hard to promote my Saint Valentine music video that is on YouTube and the views almost doubled! If you haven't already seen it you should definitely take a minute to check it out and maybe even send a belated Valentine's Day greeting to your friends. You can watch the video here.
Personally, I think that one day a year devoted to love is not enough. This world needs a Love Revolution and I intend to be part of it and I challenge you to be part of it too. Love yourself, love the people in your life, love strangers on the bus, send love to people halfway across the world who are suffering. We all need to realize that there is no "us" and "them" there is only "us" and we need to learn to love one another and make it through this life together.
I hope you had a wonderful Day of Love-let's all try to have more of them!