Hello! My name is Martina Desiree, I am a 17 year old Musician/Song Writer! Music is my passion, not a day goes by when I don't go get an instrument and play my heart out. I love writing my own music because it keeps me sane. Music is the expression of emotion. Each song I write has a little piece of me, it's my way of expressing myself.
Right now I am super excited about this new project that I have started recently! It is called the Stained Glass Project! This project is to spread awareness for the issues of Suicide Prevention, Self Injury, Bullying and basically to just let people know that they are not alone.
My goal is to create a supportive community and to spread awareness. On my blog I will post things about discovering yourself, defeating depression, self- injury and low self-esteem. I post little projects/challenges and written entries. If you have any ideas or would like to get involved or help please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or personally! I would love to hear from you!J
Music is such an important aspect of my life. And I have realized that I can use this passion of mine to help others. I am in the process of starting a movement called, "Hope in Lyrics." It is a movement where musicians will be able to make a difference in their community. I am currently organizing a benefit concert this fall at Jammin Java in Virginia, where all funds raised will go to To Write Love On Her Arms. (a non-profit organization.)
More details to be revealed soon! So make sure to stay in touch with my facebook page!
I love when I am able to help someone stand up when they feel like they have fallen. We are a society and I think we are meant to work together to mend each other when we forget who we really are.
Please Join The Campaign to kick the butt of self doubt and defeat your insecurities! I will be posting exciting things and ways that you can help make a difference.
I would love to hear from you!
Also if you are a musician and would like to play at the Benefit this fall please message me with a demo of your music.
If you will be on the East Coast this fall, and would like to hear more information on the Benefit please message me and I can put you on my mailing list.
Please help spread the word! And always know that you can contact me personally. I love meeting new people :)
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I have been writing and posting songs for years on youtube here are some more in case you are interested. http://www.youtube.com/
You can listen or buy my EP at: http://martina-desiree.
Wanna hear some of Martina's work??
1 What inspires you most to sing?
My inspiration mostly comes from my desire and passion to express my emotions! It lets me unravel my feelings into a tune and put it down in the way I truly believe emotions are expressed: music.
2 I noticed you write most of your own music, which one are you most proud of? It is hard to pick one, because they all express different emotions. But, I think How Many Times, a song for anti bullying and domestic violence is one of them.
3 I have watched some of your youtube videos and saw you play more than one instrument, how many do you play??
I play guitar, piano, ukulele, bowed salutary and violin. I LOVE playing instruments and being able to put my lyrics to them! I plan on trying other ones too! I love learning. J
4 Who do you idol in the musician industry??
I do not necessarily “Idol” anyone. I do love musicians who write songs with true meaning and inspiration.
5 If you could sing with anyone who would it be and why?
Renee Yohe, from the band “Bearcat” She is the girl that the organization called To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit organization that offers hope for people who suffer from addiction, depression and self-injury. She is one of my inspirations J
6 What genre of music do you listen to on a daily basis??
I love all kinds of music, I think different genres speak to people in different ways. On a daily basis I will listen to all types of music, from Mumford and Sons (Folk) to The Killers (Rock) to Macklemore (Rap)
7 Is music what you want to do in life or is their another ambition that you would like to explore one day??
I do want to continue to pursue music, however, I have other things I am very interested too. I am a senior in high school and actually am currently choosing what I would like to major in, in college. I love science, communication forensics, art and psychology. I know whatever I do I want to help make a difference. I have begun the Stain Glass Project to help people know that they are NOT alone. And because I love music have begun the Hope in Lyrics movement so musicians can use their music to help the marginalized. I would love to see these two project go nationwide.
8 At what age did you start singing??
I have been singing ever since I remember! J
9 If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why??
Ahh! So many places on my list to travel! But I would love to go to Nashville, TN and play my music there! J
10 Who is Martina Desiree really??
A seventeen year old dreamer pretty much sums me up! I am a girl who wants to make a difference. Not just in music, but in helping others! I love doing service projects or things that I believe will help out the community! One project that I am working on right now is putting on a benefit concert this fall for To Write Love On Her Arms! The money raised will go towards To Write Love On Her arms to spread awareness of issues that it deals with: suicide, depression, addiction and self injury. I am very excited about this event and I believe that it will be powerful!
I started an organization called “The Stained Glass Project.” We are all stained. We are all broken. Together we make something beautiful. Building a community of support, help and love, I believe will be beautiful. I really hope that you will like the facebook page and see all the exciting things that I have in store that will be coming soon! :D
I really hope that you check it out J
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Thank you very much for having me on your blog. I really do appreciate the opportunity. I would love to hear from you or your readers.