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Hello all and thank you so much for landing here.

My name is Stevie Wright and I'm an artist, somatic healer and breathwork facilitator.

I'm making a record and this is the story about how we got here and how you can help bring this dream to life.

I've been singing since I was a little girl, professionally since I was 19 and when I was 16 I made it to the Top 36 of American Idol and sang for the country. That experience changed my life. While it was a huge achievement, it was profoundly traumatizing and an experience I didn't fully recover from until about 12 years later.

After months of preliminary auditions, I finally made it to Simon, Paula and Randy. I nailed that audition with "At Last" by Etta James and got a golden ticket to Hollywood. That episode aired on TV a couple months later and it was a surreal experience being in my junior year of highschool, walking the halls and becoming a popular girl literally overnight.

I quickly was taken out of school and moved to LA with my mom where I attended "idol school" and filmed the rest of the show before it got to the live performances.

Looking back, I was not ready for this amount of pressure. I come from a small town in Southern California and I was routinely told that it was my job to make a name for myself and put my town on the map.

My first live performance came...and I choked. Before walking on stage, the producer handed me the microphone and said, "don't fuck up. You're about to sing in front of 33 million people." I was shaking in my boots and completed blew my performance. The judges tore me to shreds on live TV. I got sent home the next night.

Going back to school was incredibly painful. Kids made fun of me for my performance and many friends turned their back on me. There were anonymous online blogs being made to tear me down...it was a dark time.

I think what was so hard about that time is that it made me believe that my worth is in winning and how good I perform. That love and connection goes away if you mess up, so then I have to be perfect. It created the belief that I can't trust when things go really well because success is followed by huge public failure and people turning on you...so that was the consciousness I took with me into my twenties.

It also crushed my creative artistry and made me terrified to create original music of my own.

Fast forward 12 years, I'm living in LA and have stumbled into personal development and healing work.

My therapist at the time asked me if I had ever watched my performance on Youtube. In over a decade, I never had. The shame was too much for me.


She lovingly encouraged me to watch it, grieve, cry the tears I never cried and bring compassion to my young 16 year old self who felt like the world was crumbling down around her. That 4 minute video took me 2 hours to complete. I sobbed the whole time, processing pain and shame that had been stuck in my body for over 10 years.

Afterward, it felt like a huge weight had lifted off my chest.

At this point, I'd been working on building my coaching business for a couple years and had started helping women build their self esteem, confidence, and belief in themselves.

Born out of my own experiences, I wanted to do work that mattered in the world and support people to come home to themselves.

After that experience of integrating the pain of American Idol, it would take me another 4 years of healing work before I was ready to put my own original music out there.

I’d finally gotten to a place where I felt safe enough to fully express myself and be seen in my true essence again. The true artist that I am.

In 2023 I invested $25k of my own savings to release a 4 song EP with my dear friend and producer, Leggy Langdon (Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Amos Lee, Meg Myers, Fletcher, Banks, Ben Platt)

Together we wrote 4 songs:


**Please listen to feel the vibration of this music**

These songs are about possibility, joy, love and the willingness to soak up all the gifts this Universe has to offer us.

I was floored by the response. My community shared my songs hundreds of times and these songs collectively have gained 60,000 streams within the first several months of being released.

I think one of the most impactful moments was when a woman shared that Breaking Into Heaven literally helped pull her out of her depression.

And this is where I want to invite you to be a part of making my life long dream possible.

My prayer for my music is to bring a frequency of positivity and joy to the world on a global scale. I pray that my music lifts the hearts of all the ears it reaches, and that it brings each person into a frequency of love and fun.

The $50k you’d be contributing to, would cover the production, studio time, mixing, mastering and marketing of 8 songs.

If you feel called to donate to this project, I would be eternally grateful. It’s a project that I pray touches millions of people in a meaningful way.

I believe the messaging we put into our art touches the collective in a profoundly real and impactful way. And my message is one of receptivity, community and connection.

If this connects with you, thank you, I love you.

So much beautiful music to come.
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