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Shine Together

Social Activism

How to harness the energy of the Women's March to create meaningful, positive change, and fulfill Narrative’s commitment to causes we care about.

We ideated with a House of Narrative_ collaborator, trailblazing rocker, artist and feminist, Pat Benatar, to create Shine Together. A movement that uses the universal language of song to inspire women to support each other and affect positive change in government and the world.

Millions of women marched in Washington, D.C. and cities across the nation on January 21, 2017, standing together to protect women’s rights. It was our goal to harness this historic day to drive real change. As Gloria Steinem said, “Pat Benatar’s ‘Shine’ helps us to light the path ahead. Like Emma Goldman and Fannie Lou Hamer, she knows there’s no revolution without music.” We created “Shine” as an anthem for women, a song to be shared and heard by the nation and the world. In addition, we launched with an interactive component inviting users to ‘Shine’ on the women that inspire them – an acknowledgment of inspiration, support, genius, or generosity.

The song was deliberately priced at .69 cents to draw attention to the gender wage gap of women making less cents on the dollar compared to men. To drive change, we needed to make our voices heard by having more women advocating for women’s rights within government and politics. So proceeds from the song went to the B.A. Rudolph Foundation supporting women pursuing careers in public service and government.

Shine Together was conceived by PAT BENATAR, who broke barriers as a female musician and has influenced generations of artists, and TRICIA CLARKE-STONE, Co-Founder & CEO of Narrative_, and a tech, innovation, and marketing leader. The “Shine” song credits go to Pat, and LINDA PERRY, an activist, artist, and producer, leading the charge to organize and empower women to stand together, strong and proud. Joining them on the production of the song is producer, guitarist, songwriter, NEIL GIRALDO, a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and creator of the Benatar/Giraldo sound.

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