By Angela Noel
January 19, 2017
Seems like just yesterday we were dressing up in feather boas and funny hats together, but CK Sanders has been CEO of a successful New York business for sixteen years now. She once helped me catch crawdads in a pond, and now she helps New Yorkers experience the great outdoors through day trips to craft breweries, wineries, and other hot spots for agritourism.
If owning her own business wasn’t enough, CK launched a music career as a side project. Her recently released single, “Who We Are,” feels like an anthem to everything I want 2017 to be: heartfelt, collaborative, creative, and true.
CK’s band, Spiral Jetty Club, consists of herself, and a rotating list of collaborators. She deals with heavy issues like consumerism, love, spirituality, and women’s issues with playful empowerment and a pop, electroacoustic sound.
The band released “Who We Are,” the first ever crowd-sourced song and music video, in December, 2016.
The vocals are beautiful, the message is simple: Don’t just say you’re fine. Do Something. “Shed the old skin,” CK sings, “grow the light from within.”
The images in the video–women of all shapes, colors, sizes, and professions from a range of historical periods–speak to the power in all of us.
“Sometimes,” CK says about why she and Jocelyn Mackenzie wrote the song, “just taking a small action or facing down one of your fears opens a whole new world of possibilities.”
Your turn: What art/music/books/poetry is speaking to you right now?