Friends, since this is my little corner of the internet, allow me to get real sappy for one post. Lately, I’ve been feeling so proud of and grateful for Grace, and in the 2+ years I’ve been blogging, I haven’t ever written a post just bragging on her a bit.
Grace is the most multi-talented person I know. I am biased, but I love her music so much and am so proud of how she’s pushed herself to make more of it in the past couple of years! When we met in college, mutual friends of ours would occasionally convince Grace to play us covers of songs on her guitar late at night at college parties. But it wasn’t until a few years later that she really poured more of herself into music, and I’ve loved getting to see that. Some favorites:
Her newest demo, “Drifting,” which is honestly one of my fav songs of hers ever!
My song :)
Red Rover, that I got to be in the music video for wayyyy back before we were even engaged
The lyrics to Grace’s song “When I Go” from her album Six Feet Under All the Same are probably my favorite that she’s written
And lots more. But moving on—I am SO incredibly proud of the content Grace and our best friend Tina are making for Refinery29 in the web series State of Grace. The first episode (on identifying as queer and Christian) is linked here, the second episode (on sex ed in abortion-ban states) is linked here, and the latest episode was released today! It explores faith and commercialism in the context of Los Angeles megachurches. This series is so well done (I can say that because I’ve had absolutely no part in it, haha) and is touching lives, which is the coolest thing.
I’m not one to hype up online like “big things are coming”—so that’s not what I’m doing here—but I WILL say that Grace always has a million ideas and irons in the fire, and I’m so excited for all that is to come.
Recently, I got sick (only a little virus) for the first time since getting married, and Grace was so sweet in taking care of me. That’s what gave me the idea to write this post about her. Grace has such a heart for serving others, no questions asked, and it’s the best quality I can think of in a person. She is the first person to offer you a ride home, a shoulder to cry on, or promote your new creative project to the world. She is too humble sometimes so I’m here to ramble about how great she is! Chances are, if you found my blog, you probably found it through Grace and already know all of this. But if not, check out her music and/or documentary work. I’m so proud!!
Thanks for reading :)