We all know how influential of a role music plays in our lives. Especially when lyrics hit home, making us feel validated and acknowledged. Whether it be one of those times where we think “how am I possibly going to get through this?” or moments of healing and transformation, Shylah Ray Sunshine provides that feeling of comfort and support. Back in 2010, she was that artist for me. But beyond that, my friend and my soul sister. Her music has been an inspiration to many.
As women with similar passions, we’ve danced through it all side by side in great friendship. Healing, supporting, and sharing our collective journey-- not only as mothers-- but as strong independent women showing up with love and compassion. I smile from ear to ear when I think of the countless crazy memories we share but smile even bigger when I reflect on the evolution of her journey musically.
She’s a truly remarkable woman and its illustrated so clearly in every piece of music she’s created. Shylah lets nothing slip by her: no bullshit, pure honesty.
Taking into account our vastly different lives, our relationship is an example of the potency of the divine feminine coming together to learn, grow, and support one another. We all need a little more of that if we want to live an authentic empowered life. My Ojai days and Shylah were profound in so many ways. Alongside one of my closest friends, you’re in store for years of priceless stories and lessons. I am honored to share her with all of you in all her beauty, grace, and talent to sing from directly from the soul. This conversation is a reflection of our friendship and love.
Hold on for this one: Shylah is so unapologetically outspoken and it’s one of the million reasons why I love her. We talk moon blood, breast milk , uncircumcised penises, the ever evolving journey of her music, and so much more. When we come together, it’s always unpredictable and edgy.
I must give a shout out to my amazing, talented brother who produced this podcast, created my theme song, and worked so hard on all the edits. Thank you Jimmy for keeping this one PG13, as hard as I know that must have been! After hearing this podcast, I am confident that you will be downloading her music, stalking her Instagram, and watching the naked videos on youtube. There is a lot of her to get to know. Passion, play, and purpose is all part of this one!
Like I always say: Think Big. Feel More. Explore.