“We came for salvation. We came for family. We came for all that's good that's how we'll walk away. We came to break the bad. We came to cheer the sad. We came to leave behind the world a better way.” –The Avett Brothers
Music has always been a constant in my life, always reflecting the mood I can feel blooming in my chest about to spill over into the world. If you listen close enough to the genre playing you can usually understand more about me than any words I could ever say. Over the past few months I have felt burned down, unsure, and genuinely confused about the state of the world. As with any emotional state, it ebbs and flows, and today you can find me pushing back the negativity and finding my fellow peers who are looking to make the world a better place. One song at a time. One emotion at a time.
Grace is the Program Director for the Jacksonville Crisis Response Center and for Eastern North Carolina Outpatient Services for RI International. Grace is passionate about providing education to individuals, routinely stating to those around her, “It is impossible to ask someone to make an informed decision if they do not have all of the information.”