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About

My story is long and complex. My story is a process. My story is one that includes hope, healing, and redemption. It is also includes pain, sorrow, and intense heartbreak. My story is unique yet very similar to many. 

My name is Leah Jacqueline and I love to write and create... Songwriting for me has always been very therapeutic and one of the ways I love to connect with people and with God. I have recently felt led to share my gifts more intentionally in a way I haven't yet before. I want to create something meaningful and beautiful that will foster authentic hope and healing for the souls who have felt most broken.

My hope is to create music that brings awareness to our brokenness in order to silence the shame surrounding it. I am specifically passionate about raising awareness for sexual assault, human trafficking, its relation to pornography as well as its harmful effects. I am in school studying psychology with the dream to someday go on and counsel people who have been through trauma. I believe that Jesus is the ultimate healer and He wants to use me as vessel for His beautiful, renewal and Kingdom work. I am so average and far from perfect, but I do have hope that this project will bring Him just a glimpse of glory if nothing else.  

"The Paradox Project" is a name I came up with after a sort of a revelation I had about God's love for us. We as humans are so prone to try to earn love from others and from God and even more so when something has happened to us that makes us feel utterly unworthy of it. But I believe God wants to draw near to the most broken hearts- ones who have gone through loss, abuse, trauma, and who are in need of hope and healing.

In fact, throughout my story, I found that it was only when I let God in to these dark places- the ugly, the broken, the shameful parts that made me feel completely unloveable, that I was able to truly feel his unconditional love. It felt like a paradox to me. How could a God so perfect and beautiful want to see the ugliest parts of me and my brokenness and then choose to love, accept, and walk alongside me in-spite of it all? And so my hope is to create music for people in the healing process and to recognize that this freedom and restoration is only truly possible through the life that Jesus so freely gives.

My plan for this project is to record in Nashville later this summer with the very talented Loyd Rieves who also produced my last project,  Alaska in 2017.

This $8,300 will help me record another 4 songs (more money means more songs just saying) This will include studio time, hiring musicians and a dedicated mixing engineer, and sending it off to mastering! If you would like to partner with me in this journey, I would be extremely appreciative of any donation no matter the amount. However, if that's not something you're able to do right now, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

For more of my story and updates, follow my blog at www.leahjacqueline.com/blog

Soli deo gloria,

Leah

Risks and challenges

This is a lot of money I get it! I am honestly just a broke college student with big dreams so I will be extremely grateful for any amount. However, if I do not reach my goal within the 30 days, I will not get any of it, so it's all or nothing! Wish me luck :)

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    I will upload a song of your choice sung by yours truly on my Instagram :P
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