“When I sing I feel like I am looked at in a different way,” says Jeannette Denny.
She chose her video song as a personal message. “Look at the lyrics,” she said. “Here’s the sun, the beautiful people coming out of their shells, the ice is melting like the hard stuff in life and in people and in the universe in general. Let’s just have some love and respect and be who we are—be our true selves instead of hiding from that—and not be ashamed of whatever.”
Jeanette feels transformed by recording her musical self. “That song represents everything I have done, everything leading up to who I am today.”
Making her video “was a blast” and she appreciated being “very included in the process.” Jeannette also likes being part of the EIAS community. “I enjoy the activities we do in Everybody is a Star, like singing at the games. The events have a lot of meaning to me and are really big. I have more self-confidence now instead of hiding or feeling ashamed.”
Asked whether she promoted her video, Jeannette quips, “I wasn’t on the street with a sign saying ‘Watch my video,’ but I’ve shared it with everyone I care about.”