Making Glimmer: Mental Health Music With Musician Heather Mae
Heather Mae is a social-justice songwriter whose song “I Am Enough” has become a self-love anthem for many. With her second album, Glimmer, Heather Mae is helping people to know they aren’t alone by writing music about mental health.
“I’m fat, queer, have Bipolar Disorder 2, and I’m done being ashamed of all of the above.” – Heather Mae
1 in 4 people have a mental health disorder, and it’s Heather’s hope to help people hold onto their glimmer. It’s her desire to provide songs to give people the strength to just exist.
As you can see by watching Heather perform “I Am Enough” (from her first album), her voice is as powerful as her passion!
Just as she did with her first album, Heather is pre-selling her second album via Kickstarter and providing additional perks to raise funds.
I encourage you to join me in supporting her!
Take a moment to watch her Kickstarter video to understand why I am so honored to have such a talented and amazing person as a guest on my podcast – GLIMMER: Heather Mae Makes A Record For The Light-Seekers
Enjoy listening to my interview with Heather for the Plus Mommy Podcast but please know there’s a content warning for suicide.
Recording & Show Notes: Plus Mommy Podcast Episode 34
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Resources Mentioned On The Show:
- Support the making of Glimmer by pre-ordering your copy today via Kickstarter.
- You can get Heather Mae’s first album, I Am Enough, for only $4.95 on Amazon.
- Follow Heather Mae Music on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to explore her website heathermae.net.
- Heather talks about Lindy West’s book Shrill.
- Art of Asking is a Ted Talk turned into a book by Amanda Pamer.
Heather Mae writes music for the light seekers and the good-troublemakers. Delivered via explosive vocals over high energy rhythm-heavy piano, her performances are an empowering, on-fire, musical experience that bursts in the chest of every audience member, moved to their core by her passion and message of self-love and social justice. Her 2016 debut album, I AM ENOUGH, reached #58 on iTunes Pop Album charts without the help of a record label and was an announcement to the world: Mae is the next generation of social justice music. Dubbed “the new queer Adele” by L-Mag, Heather Mae is using her music to shed light on issues not often heard in pop music, such as body positivity, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights.
In September 2019 she is adding another title to her resume: mental health advocate. Mae has taken her personal struggle with Bipolar Disorder 2 and Depression and turned it into a record, entitled GLIMMER. With this new record and live show, Mae is a magnetic light force and every audience member is transformed with her anthemic message of hope.
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