Session 1: What I’m fighting for

  • Team XQ

    Organizer
    December 14, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    What issues are important to you? Which one will you be writing your song about? Maybe it’s the environment, or mental health, or fighting racial injustice. There are so many issues that matter—what do you really care about?

  • Lalah Ariana

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I always found it hard to find loyal friends. Every time I thought I had found a good friend, they always proved me wrong. Having fake friends can have a negative impact on our mental health, so I think it’s really important make sure you have healthy relationships with good friends.

    • Varshitha Prabu

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 7:30 am

      That is so true I also had to go through a phase where I was forced to be a part of a toxic friend group which affected my mental health in so many ways. I am using songwriting as a process to heal myself and it’s working 🙂

  • Melton Henry

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    I think right now pretty much what is going on in America is what is important to me. There are so many racial issues and not only that with a virus going around it is a tough time for everyone. I try to care about everything because everything is worth caring for.

  • Jayden Jackson

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    I’m fighting against racism on both sides and I’m fighting against bullying, because nowadays everytime somebody does something, people have something to say about it even when it doesn’t concern them.

  • Joshua Wallace

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I’m fighting against crooked cops and how they need to be taken down I think we should take the broken government apart and fix it

  • Ariah Conner

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Im fighting against racism, and social Injustice I want people to know that everybody should feel comfortable living in America not discriminated against or even looked at different because of who they are or the color of their skin.

  • Madison Skeldon

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Many issues are important to me including racism, sexism, and other social justice issues. I am choosing to write about the unfair criminal justice system.

  • Ann-Katherine Kimble

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    I care about the climate. The increase of fires here in California has made me aware of some of our daily actions that contribute to a rising global temperature.

    • Leandra Hughes

      Member
      January 5, 2021 at 1:31 am

      I think that’s a great idea, maybe you can also look into geo engineering.

  • Samuel Mitchell

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I want to make a beat to help you vibe and have a little fun.Because the issue I wanna solve is stopping stress and negative thoughts because we have a-lot of them in 2020 that I wanna help with.

    • Ann-Katherine Kimble

      Member
      December 14, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      yooooo, this is so cool! XQ has a Teen Stress badge coming out soon too. We all need help with managing negative thoughts and vibes!

  • Temiloluwa Odukoya

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Insecurity is an important issue to me. Personally there are times I feel insecure even though I love myself. I know they’re many other girls and guys who are going through the same thing, and I want to be able to make them feel good about themselves, and to remember that they are not alone. Insecurity can lead to depression, and anxiety, and I really wish I could change that for everyone, because it affects our mental health gravely and makes those who are so beautiful feel like they are not enough. Which is false.

  • Christopher Foster

    Member
    December 14, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Issues that are important to me, And that I’m fighting for are, School,Racism, and Youth. The issues that I’ll be writing about in my song are, How parents getting divorced could affect the youth, How I’m experience a lot of Racism at work, and Schools not addressing Slavery in curriculum unless it’s about white folks owning them.

  • queenjalixet Velez

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Issues that are important to me our depressio n,fake friend and family problems

  • Antonio Ramos

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 2:14 am

    so what I’m fighting for is my education, my work, my family to not be seen as a joke, prove people wrong that I wasn’t here for nothing. because my friends are what makes me wanna get up in the morning and make them shine, and help them if when they need it. because they help me out so much in my life I just see them as my family and just help them. they’re the ones who get me and my problems out of my way.

  • Maurice Smith

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 2:47 am

    Issues that are important to me is mental health, racial inequality, and police corruption. The topic I will talk about in my song is mental health or more specifically anxiety disorder because like many other teenagers I have fallen victim to this illness. Even though the number of children and adults that contract this disorder grows at an alarming rate many people are still ignored to this along with many other mental disorders. I want to identify and expose the origins of these illnesses in an attempt to abolish the spreed of it and make people know that mental disorders are not just cliche teenager propaganda but a real issue affecting this community as a whole.

  • Emma A.

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Some issues that are important to me are the education system, legal system, and racial injustice. I’ll be writing my song about racial injustice

  • Maddie Ingram

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 5:48 am

    There are a lot of double standards in the world against women. Too many people have opinions on what women should do with their bodies and etc; black women especially are regularly stereotyped and judged and I feel like we aren’t as appreciated and protected as we should be.

  • Kayla Owens

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I always found the fact that racial inequality is still a thing. I will be writing my song about black women, and being strong.

  • Anna Kalumbula

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    I am fighting for the right to love who I want and be accepted for it. Being a Queer black Girl is VERY hard. You have to live up to so many standards of what you should look like and but I want to break down those standards and be seen and accepted just the way I am.Fist Tone4Rainbow Flag

    • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

      Member
      December 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      YES ANNA. WE STAN. Just the way you are, keep writing, keep making, keep creating, you inspire me.

  • Kamerin Fido

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    At this time there is a lot going on in the world. A lot of hate and pain. I want my song to shed light on the solution rather than just naming all of the negatives of the world. The issue I want to discuss is the issues that lay within ourselves. Specifically regarding our mental, physical, and spiritual well being. During these times I want to inspire people to look within themselves and heal, inspire, and disrupt hate. Yes, the world is a mess but before even trying to help the world we must help ourselves.

  • Zuri Honore

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I have always hated the injustice to homeless people and African Americans. I am fighting for equality all around the nation. The fighting needs to stop. People hate on homeless people for being nasty and intruding. Yet they are the ones torturing them ignoring them and abusing them unreasonably. Over the past 225 years African-Americans,Mexican-Americans, and the un-privileged have been abused and killed for nothing. I hate it.

  • Naomi Sandler

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I am fighting for advocacy of severe anxiety and depression and other mental disorders. Mental illness is spoken about a lot, but it’s mostly like this “I have an exam soon, I must know what it’s like to have an anxiety disorder.” The community never gets accurate and diverse representation. Most people don’t know about the scary side of mental illness: suicide, self-harm, trauma, panic attacks, inability to do daily tasks. I am trying to shed light on the darkness that is mental illness. Ignorance does lead to prejudice, so understanding mental illness will bring empathy towards that group.

  • Thomas Edwards

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I’ll be writing my song about the practice of rushing students out of high school and into college, favoring core subjects and testing above all else. Not everyone can afford the next-step in education, and the sooner students can find what they’re passionate in, the more they can refine related skills before it’s time to put them to work. I think it’s a shame that many high schools treat “elective” classes like just that–“elective”–and not a core part of learning and adoloscent development. I want to send the message that high school should be just as, if not more important than college, and we should be urging students to make the best of their time now rather than later.

  • Christen Stringer

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    My topic will be on the racial injustices African Americans face by different forms of government such as the police and judicial system. I am a producer and I will be making a beat and/or collaborating with an artist to make an modern soulful sound that will make listeners feel these hardships that African Americans face, but also bob their heads and enjoy great music.

  • Senynia Kizer

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I’ll be focusing my song on the police brutality against young black children. I chose this because it’s almost everyday I see #LL the next person my age put in a coffin to early. I shouldn’t be used to seeing it in which my teacher inspired me to think outside the box and create something that’s going to get people’s attention.

  • Taylor Griffin

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I chose to focus on the mistreatment of black and indigenous women in America. As a black woman is see many young girls and women who look like me go missing everyday. MMIW (Missing and murdered indigenous women) was something that I wanted to talk about also ever since I looked into how many missing and murdered indigenous women there were. I think it’s important to talk about things that not only affect my community, but many others like mine.

    • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

      Member
      December 16, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      I can’t wait to listen to your song. MMIW is such a critical issue that the media does not cover and many things about our society overlook. I appreciate your point of view and focus.

  • Joanna Sunjo

    Member
    December 15, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    The self destructive tendencies of depression are things I’ve struggled with for a while now. There’s this chase to find some kind of cure and the willingness to lose everything over it, and whether its harmful or not is never a factor of the equation. Some people can recognize what they are doing to themselves and sadly, others won’t until it’s too late. Even those who do realize at times do not care because with depression, progress is hard to come by; moving towards something- even one’s own destruction- is still moving.

  • Trinity Brunt

    Member
    December 16, 2020 at 2:09 am

    Three issues that are important to me are: police brutality, women not supporting each other and being a teen with a illness (mentally or physically)

    These are the three most important issues to me because they are issues that occur every day within different communities. I want to help motivate people to help make a change within their communities.

    • Trinity Brunt

      Member
      December 16, 2020 at 2:23 am

      a personal challenge I face is being a teen with an autoimmune disease and a black female. People don’t understand the struggles I face everyday just by being a black female alone but then by being a 17 year old diagnosed with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis I can’t go around and do most of the things other teens can do.

      • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

        Member
        January 6, 2021 at 9:38 pm

        Trinity! I walk for Lupus every year, I am so glad you are sharing your story and music.

  • Faith Skeete

    Member
    December 16, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    The thing that we need to know that’s important is that we have to go though racial injustice and we have be missed treated for year’s to come the biggest problem is that we don’t know our history. parent are not teaching their kids thing that they need in life. The young boys and girls join gang because the don’t have the support and love that the need in the home so the go to gangs member to help give it to themFist Tone4Fist Tone4Fist Tone4

  • Ellis Stolaroff

    Member
    December 16, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Some issues that are important to me are mental health, body image\appearance also unfair living situations. I was very fortunate to have a stable family and living situation but my best friend growing unfortunately lived a very different life. I grew up watching her family struggle and it really affected me. She dealed with a lot of issues that I didn’t have to deal with. She tried to take her own life and when I found it was very upsetting to me. I couldn’t understand why she made that decision. I thought that it was my fault, I wasn’t there for her. Then I realized that all I could do for her is be there for her and love her unconditionally.

  • Barbara Jefferson

    Member
    December 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    It seems too much to bear when I watch the news and I see another person of color assaulted or murdered by policemen. My song will protein to how I’d always wondered what harsh circumstances would make a person use their duty to protect as an excuse to cause chaos. My song will also express how I would feel if was attacked in such a way.

  • Brown_ Buddha

    Member
    December 16, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    I’m fighting for the Enlightenment of the colored person in order to combat the system of racial injustice and inequity in this country. Sometimes I feel like music like this can be a little more on the direct side then on the artistic side, especially in Hip-Hop. I want to be able to explore the area of shining light on the subject without sounding like a rapper. I enjoy artist like Mos Def because they keep it real while also showing what they can do with words.

  • Michael Harper

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 11:55 am

    I’m fighting for my life. Fighting against the systems that were built to break us down. Against the police that stop us for no reason. Against the microagressions in the workplace. Against the socioeconomic inequalities. Against the prejudice that’s prevalent in public and private. Against my mind. Against those whose only goal is to make us suffer. I fight not just for me but for everybody that looks like me and struggles like me. Those who struggle to breathe. Those who are fighting for their life.

    • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

      Member
      December 18, 2020 at 5:28 pm

      I am here for this – and also have had the same urgent feeling. I am excited that you are channeling your emotions into a song and music – looking forward to listening.

  • Anjelina Shirley

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    The issues that are important to me are racial injustice, gay rights and mental health. All of these things have had an effect on 2020 and I want to write a song that shines a light on how it has been affecting people. I think that by getting it out there it will spread awareness on these issues and maybe inspire change.

  • Ranen Ford

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    My song talks about how the good die young like legends speaking on juice wrld Kobe Bryant and Chadwick Bosemans passing those are some hero’s of mine that sadly passed

  • Ranen Ford

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    And I’m also writing another song about racism and just the color of my skin I’m gonna pick between those two to see which one hits my heart

  • libra gacha

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Im fighting for depression. I think some people just don’t understand how hard it is to deal with it and how a lot of people give up from it. I’m choosing this because I struggle with anxiety and depression and I would like to spread more awareness about the struggles of depression.

  • libra gacha

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I’m fighting for depression. Because I don’t think a lot of people understand how hard it is to deal with depression and some people give up from it. I struggle with depression and anxiety and it’s really hard to stay focused. So I would like to spread awareness about depression.

  • Kyle Takata

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    In the context of our current society, there is immense pressure put on people to act, look and feel a certain way. I find myself at times unable to accept who I am because of pressure from others. It is important to me to spread a message about self acceptance and being happy with who you are. While I can’t necessarily spread a convincing message with words, I tend to do so through music.

  • Julian Torres-Corral

    Member
    December 17, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Issues that are important to me are depression, anxiety and loneliness. My song will be about a low point during quarantine when i did something stupid and it cost me some privileges and freedom. I had to stay in my room without talking to anyone in person or on social media, my parents didn’t even talk to me for awhile.

  • Cristian Natareno

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 12:48 am

    I’m really fighting for mental health. Sometimes in our society we can be really insensitive about others situation. We let work take over, we let school takeover or even relationships. I think it’s important to remember that were human before anything else.

  • Skai Sligar

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    To me, mental health is very important to me, especially during these hard times. Everyone struggles with their own thoughts and problems every single day and it can get extremely exhausting. It’s something that I struggle with daily and know a lot of people can relate to me

  • Keagan James

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I find that the current situation in the world right now, that being with the pandemic, just generally really stressful as well as mentally exausting because I find that I’m a very social person in that I need someone to talk to and something about talking over the internet just isn’t the same feeling as seeing how people react and respond to me as a person

  • Tierson Wood

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    For me, racial injustice, gender inequality, and body image are important to me. For my song, I want to focus on racial injustice but I might include how that ties into gender inequality and how my body is viewed in this society because all of those issues intersect for me since I’m a black woman in this society.

  • Josh Banks

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    I’m fighting for the world itself. Every injustice shall be rectified. Abuse to the creatives by greed and the ails of the world. The suicide rate both in the United States and South Korea. And of greatest importance, how we treat each other.

    Love the unloved everyone…

    -Prymxxiiirosza

    • Jazzmine Locher

      Member
      January 5, 2021 at 2:27 am

      I really like your point of how we treat each other because there is too much hatred and there need to be people to stand up and choose love.

  • Emily Chadwick

    Member
    December 21, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    mental health is a big issue for me because I struggle with it myself and have watched others struggle. I also want to address equality issues in America today, and I want people to feel heard. That their problems are not being overlooked.

  • Liliana Perovich-Westby

    Member
    December 22, 2020 at 4:51 am

    An issue I am fighting for is mental health, its something that I have struggled with for many years now and I am hoping to show others that it’s okay to not be okay, along with sharing how it feels for me many times a day- along with how I personally cope with it.

  • Larenzo Floyd

    Member
    December 22, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I think the most important issue to me is managing stress and just coping with the times and the interactions with people around me. It is no secret that stress is a killer mentally and emotionally. problems are linked to this of course too such as coping with racist, financial issues, relationship issues, etc.

  • Janelise Sepulveda

    Member
    December 23, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    I’am fighting to stop racism and injustice. To make the world a better place for all. Most important, I want to share the word of God. Through my songs I want to share God’s words and help people understand that God is the solution to every proplem.

  • skylar corporan

    Member
    December 24, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I’m fighting for people to see that its ok to have flaws and minor imperfections because that’s what makes you human. Girls its ok to have stretch marks and to be a plus size its ok to have a different body shape. and guys showing emotions is ok it doesn’t make you flawed or weak to be vulnerable in front of someone.

    • Heather Risher

      Member
      December 31, 2020 at 6:11 am

      You go! Very important truth here!

  • Brick Love

    Member
    December 24, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I really care about life, all life. I care about people’s will to change to be better. I care about people’s freedom, their spirit. I fight for everyone who is bound to the chains of this world. Being taught to believe there are limits to the human kind. I am fighting for Love. I am fighting for the people who are too deep in this and can’t see past the physical to see the spiritual. There is so much more to us as humans and I want us all to see this I want to see more myself.

  • Maya Tereli

    Member
    December 26, 2020 at 3:21 am

    I will be writing a song about growing up with internalized homophobia and internalized trans-phobia In society and the lack of representation and how that resulted in my mental health and the way i view myself and gender identity. and how its effected society as a whole and people that are party of the lgbtq community. Mostly focused on being Non-Binary and Gender fluidity

    • Tiffany Sawyer

      Member
      December 29, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      This topic is great. Not many people talk about this issue and I do feel as if more light should be shined on it.

  • Joshua Pickett

    Member
    December 28, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Issues that are important to me are the environment around me, like the things going on in the world right now, my state of mind, and struggling to find time alone because now it’s only family around you in quarantine. And I love family but it can also be a burden. To be honest I care and I’m writing about all three of these.

  • Tiffany Sawyer

    Member
    December 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Equality and self love is something that is important to me. I am a mixed girl who has been rejected by people who do not even know who I am. Racism has always been an issue and when it comes to being mixed you get this love and rejection from both white and black people. Within the black community some find it wrong to consider a mixed person black. Within the white community some find it difficult to accept the melanin in a mixed person. At the end of the day I am who I am and I have to love myself regardless of what others think. I believe hate dwells from self issues and when you find a true love for yourself, that love spreads naturally onto everyone, regardless of race, religion, and social status.

    • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

      Member
      December 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      Mztiffy T! Equality and self-love. I needed to read those words today. I am glad you are sharing your insights, passions, and focus a mixed person – there are so many of us out there – we walk in many worlds…Cant wait to hear your song.

  • Imagine Carter

    Member
    December 31, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Im fighting against queerphobia, especially in the black community. As black folk we all have to deal with racism in some capacity, but then to add on top of it **** or transphobia from the people who are ” suppose” to understand you. Hip-hop has a long history of not being a safe space for queer folk, and although modern music isn’t as vocal, you can still feel the vibrations from that history. I’m going to carve a safe space for queer folk in the music industry and culture. This work is for the little kids who know their queer but don’t have the words for it yet, so they know they matter and that they can do anything.

  • Heather Risher

    Member
    December 31, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Many issues are important to me. But my heart is for the homeless. I myself have been in tough spots before and have seen how very easily everything can come crumbling down on you. So many people have the wrong attitude towards the homeless and I want to help shine a light on that. Homelessness itself a big problem in America, but people’s attitudes towards those in need only exacerbate the problem.

  • Andrew Kardos

    Member
    January 1, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I think everyone deals with some sorts of insecurity. I’ve come to realize that in this world, it is easy to be washed away by standards and stereotypes, and to become lost in the sea of never being good enough. Recently I have realized that I don’t have to care what other people think of me in order to love who I am. I wont deny that I still haven’t escaped the trap of my own anxious, stressed-out mind. This issue of not loving yourself is very prominent in today’s society, and what better way to express inner feelings than through music.

  • Urvi Sinha

    Member
    January 2, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Some issues that are important to me are Bullying, mental health and believing that you can do/be anything if you work hard and believe in yourself. I’m an avid reader and I read way too much, I even have my own book blog and recently a lot of the books I’ve read have been on various mental illnesses that I realized people even make fun of in real life like Bipolar disorder or OCD which nearly any perfectionist thinks they have. I find that really important and would love to fight for it but the issue I’m choosing is Bullying. It’s so common and it’s effects on the person being bullied are severely ignored. I’ve seen some transformation TikTok’s with the caption, “Proof bullying works” and all I could think about was how maybe in some cases you believe bullying helped you transform (though it probably didn’t) but that about the other cases? The most cases? What about the people who doubt themselves and are never ever able to love themselves because of being bullied? People bully and make fun but it’s a terrible issue that must be abolished completely and I’d love to help. I love music and song-writing and dream of being a singer but I face self-doubts too so I honestly don’t really know if I’ll ever make it but id love to sign up for stuff like this challenge and help anyway I can.

  • Layton Jones

    Member
    January 3, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Issues that I am willing to fight for include: mental health advocacy, freedom/against unjust laws in America, and reformation of the foster care and adoption system in the United States. My song will be about bringing awareness to the tragedy that is our foster care system and what everyone, wether or not they can foster or adopt, can do to help out. What really gained my attention to this topic was when I was in a mental hospital and I was befriended by a younger child. This child was in a decent mental state, but was thrown in the hospital just because there was no one to take care of him. He had been there for a long time. He had been in foster care for since he was very young and at the age of twelve he was still tremendously excited to go to his new home and meet his new foster parents. It broke my heart to see such a sweet intelligent kid not have the opportunity to even be in school or have a family who cared for him consistently. This is when I began to do some research and discovered there are many massive problems with our foster care system that are rarely discussed.

  • Nick Chivallatti

    Member
    January 4, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Definitely mental Health

  • Songbird K

    Member
    January 4, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I find myself surrounded by problems or people who sunken into their pessimism. Because of this I’ve come to value the process of healing and hope even more. At times some may completely skip the healing process, not allowing themselves to heal. The world is going through a healing process believe it or not. We’ve found the wounds, and now we have to treat them.

  • Itzfuccinstreetz Bow

    Member
    January 4, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Issues that are important to me: Rappers not being real in they rhymes, Capitalism, Rappers get killed, where your really come from , rappers and rape , drugs , money , prison to pipeline , public schools , government, guns , gold , real black history and real live events either seen , been told , or took part

  • Jazzmine Locher

    Member
    January 5, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Issues that are important to me are religious freedom, mental health, and equity. My song is about love and how powerful it is against hatred. I think there is so much hatred in the world when it comes to religion, race, gender, etc. We should all learn to have some forgiveness because we all have those opportunities.

    • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Jazz, what is the title of your song? I want to check it out in the music gallery. Your point of view about the power of love – I feel that too.

  • Blizzle

    Member
    January 5, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Very nice idea! I think most people show so much hatred against each other , and for what ?

  • Lyndsey Lannon

    Member
    January 5, 2021 at 5:49 am

    The issues I dotted down were mental health, spreading kindness, and addiction. Being a senior in high school, I’ve lost a lot of friends in the past 4 years. I lost a couple best friends and mutual friends because my old best friends mistreated me for a while and weren’t the same people they were when I met them. In high school some students adventure with drugs, and sadly they were finding themselves consistently abusing them. That not only effected them mentally, but me as well because they had relied on me too much to fix their mental problems for them. I finally told them I wanted to cut ties and they started spreading around how bad of a friend I am because I “didn’t want to help” and that’s when I started losing more people I called friends. I realized that I shouldn’t call them old friends, but old lessons. The song I’m going to write is going to be a clap-back. I’m going to write about how as people we need to be independent and rely on ourselves, but we can also manage to be kind to others as well.

  • Rod Collins

    Member
    January 5, 2021 at 8:54 am

    An issue that is important to me is how black people seem to not be treated the same as others in society.

  • Corneria Greer

    Member
    January 5, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Step 1:

    1. Racial Profiling
    2. Racial Injustices
    3. Police Brutality

    Step 2:

    1. One challenge is going into a store in a “good” neighborhood and being looked at as I walk around or being asked what am I doing.
    2. I wanted to go protesting but my father is afraid of the risks that I have to take to go to a protest. I have been affected by the killings of African American men and women this year in a heart felt way and I want to support the BLM movement but its sad that I can’t because of the fear of getting killed or put in jail.
    3. I want to express my feelings about the lost members of the African American community and express that we have lost entirely too many people to racial injustice and police brutality. I want to show that we will not stop fighting until we win the war.

    Result:

    I am creating a song elaborating on my perspective on racial injustices and police brutality. I will be talking about a personal experience when my father didn’t want me to go protesting so instead writing was my way of activism. I believe that there is definitely a war going on but I know that the African American community will not stop fighting until We win because we deserve respect and demand equality as humans and citizens of this nation and nations worldwide.

  • Fausto Guzman

    Member
    January 5, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I will be writing about issues that affect our youth and people of color, such as violence, drug abuse, and the youth not having much control on what happens to them and instead having to clean up the issues that the previous person left. I will also discuss personal issues such as wanting to be better, feeling discouraged, and how I think I’m not good at stuff I do. There may be more issues added on after the fact as well.

    • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

      Member
      January 6, 2021 at 9:41 pm

      Fausto! Your point of view is so important, excited to listen to your song.

      • Fausto Guzman

        Member
        January 7, 2021 at 12:01 am

        Thank you! I’m working on it, almost done. It just needs a few touch ups.

  • Wesley Gomez

    Member
    January 7, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Step 1:

    3 issues important to me are equality, police brutality, & how we view women as objects.

    Step 2:

    3 personal challenges I face are my anxiety, lack of loyalty from friends or lovers, & stress in the world.

    Step 3:

    Im writting about all these issues, blending them together, as they have a huge impact on my life, I spend a lot of time worrying, the first three issues are of the world, the other three are of my mind, where is the peace to be found? That is the question. Music is my answer.

  • Wesley Gomez

    Member
    January 7, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Step 1:

    3 issues important to me are equality, police brutality, & how we view women as objects.

    Step 2:

    3 personal challenges I face are my anxiety, lack of loyalty from friends or lovers, & stress in the world.

    Step 3:

    Im writting about all these issues, blending them together, as they have a huge impact on my life, I spend a lot of time worrying, the first three issues are of the world, the other three are of my mind, where is the peace to be found? That is the question. Music is my answer.

  • Lele Boldon

    Member
    January 10, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    I’m going to write a song to inform on specific ways to promote social justice and equality, especially for African Americans. Personally, I know many people who are FURIOUS about what has been happening in our country but that’s where it ends; they don’t know how to put action behind their passion. I want people to not just be angry but to be active in supporting their cause.

  • Sebastian Laurent

    Member
    January 11, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    I always wanted to make beats and rap the things i was good at but i dont think my freinds or family think i can do it.

  • Jasmine Lewis

    Member
    January 11, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    There are a multitude of issues that I am passionate about. I also feel like so many of the issues that the world faces are intertwined, so I have decided to write my song about a variety of issues that are prevalent in society; this includes racial disparities, education, poverty, and mental health.

  • Sarah Epley

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 1:18 am

    I will be writing about marine pollution in the oceans. This is one of the many environmental problems that we face today, which has a multitude of negative effects for the planet itself, the many species within the ocean, and humans as well. There are many other issues that are very important to me, but this is the one I chose for my song.

  • Ane Iglesias

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 7:00 am

    I will be writing about anxiety, and how it stops you from making a lot of things.

  • Katrina Manor

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    My name is Katrina and here are my…

    3 Issues important to Me

    1. Lack of Empathy

    2. Mental Health

    3. Untold Truth

    3 Personal Challenges

    1. Self Doubt/Second Guessing

    2. Self-Critical

    3. Jack of all Trades

    The song I have written is called # (Hashtag). It addresses racial injustice because these people that are dying without reason are not dying as people but as hashtags. Enjoy!

  • Katrina Manor

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    My name is Katrina and here are my…

    3 Issues important to Me

    1. Lack of Empathy

    2. Mental Health

    3. Untold Truth

    3 Personal Challenges

    1. Self Doubt/Second Guessing

    2. Self-Critical

    3. Jack of all Trades

    The song I have written is called # (Hashtag). It addresses racial injustice because these people that are dying without reason are not dying as people but as hashtags. Enjoy!

    • Sarah Baltazar-Pinheiro

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Katrina – I love the way you created issue lists for what is important to you and personal challenges. Can’t wait to hear your song once you submit it.

  • Latracia LaLa

    Member
    January 13, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    These issues are all very important 2 me 👱🏾‍♀️

    mental health/ 2 physical health/2 poverty/ 2 the environment/ 2 morales 2 morals 2 social and economical and racial justice. I’m all over the place with the causes. I loath 🙄all wrongs.Expressionless

  • Daniel Triggs

    Member
    January 14, 2021 at 2:58 am

    I will writing a song about blacks being target

  • Laura-Mai N’della

    Member
    January 14, 2021 at 6:23 am

    I’m fighting for being treated equal within my family. I always felt like I was the outcast/trouble maker of the family. I feel like family is important and not having trust worthy family sucks. I would love that to be different.

  • Laura-Mai N’della

    Member
    January 14, 2021 at 6:26 am

    I’m fighting for being treated equal within my family. I always felt like I was the outcast/trouble maker of the family. I feel like family is important and not having trust worthy family sucks. I would love that to be different.

  • Chez Irie

    Member
    January 14, 2021 at 6:30 am

    I am fighting for racial injustices, but I’m also fighting to show how strong Black People can be.

  • Jay Fuego

    Member
    January 14, 2021 at 7:01 am

    People that think that I am lower then they are and always think there better, I felt like I had to show em other wise by including in the song what I have that, and that they have to realize talent when it’s do and I feel as if a lot of people don’t and that brings motivation down. I mentioned gun violence and some violent words to kinda fit and bring that fan base it’s exciting to rap about true or not and maybe one day when I am up I can tell my fans how it is not cool and know when and what is to joke about. last of all, what I really care about is being a “REAL ONE”. Peace much love.

  • Daniel Triggs

    Member
    January 14, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    How black are being targeted but I will be writing a song about about being targeted

  • termaine alleyne

    Member
    January 14, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Humans are the problem to everything we can also be the solution to everything

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