We need inspiring members of society to help us fight for justice, so, Raye Zaragoza gives us the push we need. This award winning singer-songwriting found her footing with her independent debut album in 2017, Fight For You. The album features her quiet, powerful song ‘In The River’. She wrote the song response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The song quickly rose in the ratings, leading her to win a Global Music Award and an Honest Oscar. The artist dedicates her music to the fight for justice and equality for all.
Zaragoza talks about many social issues in her lyrics. “As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life,” she shared. “I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice.” Her next album is due
The powerful artist shares her new project, a music video entitled ‘Fight Like A Girl’, where she shatters the ideas of what a woman can and cannot do.
She said this about the video. “Especially in these strange times, many of us find ourselves glued to our phones and scrolling through social media. I wanted to create a video showcasing so many of the amazing womxn and girls who show up on my newsfeed. Womxn and girls that are using their lives and/or platforms to be their best selves and show the world how they “fight like a girl.” I wanted to create a video that told the stories of diverse womxn and girls, and I wanted to show that ‘fighting like a girl’ is different to every person showcased in the video. Feminine energy is a powerful energy! And I hope that this is a three minute burst of empowering energy for everyone. I know we can all use some of that right now!”
Beyond music, Zaragoza continues her fight. She speaks at panels, recently at Bonnaroo and SXSW, so she can bring awareness and a stop to sexual violence. Engaging with her fanbase, she is sure to help make positive changes in this world. Stream her music here and take part in the fight for justice and equality.
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