This song was created for "Monthlies," a documentary film by Diana Fabiánová that was launched globally on May 28, 2014. (www.monthliesmovie.com/v1/en/
The music video can be streamed at youtu.be/t5FCEOaLUec
This song also has its own Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/MyBodyKnows
In November, 2012, a friend pointed me towards Diana's fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. I'm the mother of two teenage daughters, so I was immediately enthusiastic about supporting this film, which presents menstruation in an empowering, simple way to help clear the shame and negativity we women have felt about our bodies for millennia. I wrote to Diana via the campaign to ask how soon I could get a copy of the DVD for my daughters and all of the young people I knew.
Much to my surprise, Diana wrote back right away. She had followed the link in my signature and listened to some of the songs I'd recorded with Wavegarden. I was delighted to hear that she wanted me to write a song for her film!
I'll be posting a blog about the creative process for this song soon on my web site, www.spaceforgrace.com
. Writing it was a magical experience.
When you purchase this track, it will directly support three groups who are making a difference for women and girls: the Monthlies film itself, Bumi Sehat ("Peaceful Birth for a Peaceful Earth" at www.bumisehatfoundation.org
), and Crimson Movement ("Working to empower communities everywhere to understand and address the barriers women face around menstruation in order to create a happier, confident, more open and healthy society" at crimsonmovement.com
) Together, we can make a difference. Thank you!
released April 10, 2014
Tara LeAnn: music, lyrics, mixing, vocals, flute, and crystal singing bowls; Atirup: guitar and mixing; Ranvita Hahn: percussion. Recorded by Andrew Levine with his mobile studio (blumlein.net
) at Atirup's home in Burscheid, Germany. Andrew also did mixing and mastering. "Triple Goddess" (Tara's personal bedspread!) is © Ann W. Weller, used by permission, and can be found at www.ancientcircles.com