Samantha is a singer songwriter who was born and raised in Seattle. She loves woodworking and all of her fur babies. After experiencing sexual assault by someone she knew, she believes that living was a choice, and continue choosing to live her life while processing her past. She wrote and recorded the song ‘Be Anyway‘ about her experience as a survivor.
“Music has been a wonderful coping mechanism for me to get through even the toughest times.”
“I consider myself a ‘survivor,’ because there were many times throughout my healing journey where I made the active decision to survive. It’s not just that I survived a traumatic event in my life; it’s that I survived the aftermath.”
“It was a lot that I was keeping inside, and not everyone knew what happened to me, but they could see what was happening to me.”
“There are so many people out there who do feel the same way. Even in my darkest moments…the days that I felt I was so alone, there are people out there that understand.”
“It’s been four years since I was assaulted, and I can say that at this moment, I am present. I’m happy when I’m happy. I’m sad when I’m sad. I’m angry when I’m angry…it’s really cool to say that I’m present, and I’m able to feel how I feel.”