Many of us are feeling overwhelmed with the global and domestic tragedies we are face today, and frankly many are ready to stand up. Alicia Keys is just one of many people taking a stand and spreading awareness to a projects she feels deeply moved by. Her current social revolution #WeAreHere is based on answering the question “Why are we here?”. Keys having one child, and another on the way took this question very seriously when a friend posed it to her. She was so inspired that a new song and movement was born.
“The day I wrote this song, I was sitting in a circle of people of all ages and we were asked, “Why are you here.” Why am I here?? This really hit me on a deep level. I realized no one had ever asked me that question before.
As I prepare to give birth to a new child, I can’t help and think about the world I’m bringing my baby into. No matter where we come from, when we see the state of the world today, we can all feel the growing frustration and desire to make a difference. And we all have a voice – we just need to know how to make it heard. I have a vision that I believe is more than a dream, that I know can be our reality. I believe in an empowered world community built on the true meaning of equality – where we are all considered one people, regardless of race, religion, gender, zip code, belief system or sexual orientation. I believe all of our voices should be heard, so that our representation reflects our population. We need our leadership to reflect an equal balance of the gifts that both men and women have to offer. I believe in a world where every child born receives a quality education – where their unique gifts are nurtured so that they may be a beneficial presence in this world. I believe in mutual respect and cooperation among all peoples and all nations. It is time to end all forms of racial injustice for our black brothers and sisters and all people of color. I believe in an end to the prison industrial complex in America and a renewed justice system that is based on fairness and truth. I believe in universal global health care based on Integrative Medicine, so that our bodies are acknowledged and treated as one system, and we can help control the spread of diseases like AIDS, Malaria, TB and Ebola. I believe we have an ability to end poverty, oppression, and hopelessness that often breeds despair, terror, and violence. I believe in common sense gun laws that serve to protect children and families and society from unnecessary violence. I believe in Peace & Love & Unity. I believe that this vision can be a reality. And, it’s not about me. It’s about WE. Together we can give birth to a kinder and more peaceful world for ALL children. Our souls were brought together so that we can love each other sister, brother. We Are Here. We are here for all of us. That’s why #WeAreHere. Sent with Light, Alicia Keys”
Alicia Keys will be joining Sting, No Doubt and a many other stars in the Global Citizen Festival, a free Central Park concert to raise awareness and foster action to end poverty by 2030. She says her main goal is to help create a more kind and peaceful world for the children. Being a mother of one with another baby on the way its safe to say her passion for this project is real, strong, and straight from the heart. Check her out in this inspirational interview she gave at NBC where she reveals her biggest inspirations and what this movement means to her.
Source: NBC News