Meet Matt Scott. A 23-year old advocate against sexual violence who utilizes his skills as a digital storyteller and his passion to make a difference to bring about increased awareness and education. While he has written for Superbands before, sharing his story on his stance on the power music has to heal, we wanted to get to know (and also wanted our readers to get to know) a little more about Matt, his background on the topic, and what exactly drives him to want to make a change. Our interview with him was not only insightful but inspirational, and we hope that this month— April, National Sexual Assault and Awareness Month—he inspires each of our readers to take a stand for what they believe in. Matt Scott isn't just raising his voice, he's raising the bar. Read more for our interview with this driven young man.
March marks Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), an annual celebration of the thousands of music programs in schools around the country where students, staff, and parents are both engaged and united through song. Meet our friend Rose Saglembeni, an incredible young lady with countless talents and passions, who personally connects with the importance of music as it has been such a crucial part of her life since her childhood. Her story is just one of many, of how music has (and continues to) play a significant role in her life and we are thrilled to be able to share that on our blog, confident that it will resonate with so many of our Superfans all across the globe.
With the mission of Superbands highlighting the positive impact of music in the lives of today's youth, we support the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) passion to promote the benefits of high-quality music programs everywhere. To learn more about NAfME and MIOSM, please feel free to visit their website here.
"What I want people to take away from this is that an eating disorder doesn’t mean you’re fat or skinny. It has no correlation with your outward appearance, an eating disorder is psychological. I am 28 years old now; that’s 28 years’ worth of crash diets, intense exercise, binge-eating, and self-pity. I have been all shapes and sizes, but the one constant was my negative relationship with food. That is, until now."
Revealing, powerful words told by Superbands co-founder, Jocelyn. In the midst of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016, she tells a personal story about her own struggles with her love-hate relationship with food and learning to accept her body. And love herself for who she truly is.
Sexual violence. Over the past half decade, it’s something I’ve encountered, namely through the stories of others who’ve entrusted their experiences with me— both survivors and secondhand survivors alike. As an advocate for healthy relationships, a peer educator and friend, to have someone disclose their assault has not been uncommon.
Guest blogger Matt Scott, and advocate against sexual violence (and long time supporter of Superbands), speaks out about how music helped a friend struggling through difficult times and his own interpretation of the meaning behind '(super) bands save fans'.