Non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms has collaborated with singer/songwriter Christina Perri to release a brand new TWLOHA t-shirt now available for purchase. The front of the shirt reads, “Hold On I Am Still Alive” with “This is not the end of me, this is the beginning” behind it – lyrics from Christina’s song, “I Believe,” the final track on her new album Head Or Heart. She wrote “I Believe” with TWLOHA in mind and first performed it at TWLOHA’s HEAVY AND LIGHT.
On the song’s inspiration, Perri tells us: “People ask me all the time what I would say to the younger version of myself if I had the chance. I tell them: every single affirmation in ‘I Believe.’ I was inspired to write this song for TWLOHA’s HEAVY AND LIGHT concert. I wanted to write something special just for that audience, but after that evening and how it made me feel, I decided to put it on my album and give this song to the world.” Lyrics to the song in its entirety are printed inside of each shirt. To purchase, please visit: http://store.twloha.com/.
At 16, Perri taught herself to play guitar by watching a videotape of the band Blind Melon performing on VH1. She later learned piano and was actively involved in musical theater. Perri’s first single, “Jar Of Hearts” was featured on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance in 2010. The song’s success led to a record deal with Atlantic Records. Christina released her debut album Lovestrong, which premiered at number 4 on the Billboard 200, via Atlantic in 2011. Perri’s second album, Head Or Heart, was released in April of this year and features the single “Human” as well as the TWLOHA-inspired “I Believe.” You can catch Perri performing on ABC’S Dancing With The Stars tomorrow night. Purchase Head Or Heart on iTunes here.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $1.2 million directly into treatment and recovery and responded to more than 180,000 messages and emails from more than 100 countries.
TWLOHA was awarded a $1 million grant at the first American Giving Awards presented by Chase Bank on NBC. This generous award was used to fund the nationwide HEAVY AND LIGHT tour in 2013.