of empowerment and acceptance
to celebrate Autism Awareness Month!
“Love Me For Who I Am,” the title track from Rymer’s multiple award-winning 2011 album, was sparked by a conversation with a student at New Jersey’s Celebrate the Children School (CTC). “Please don’t try to fix me. Just love me for who I am,” she expressed, inspiring this song and an entire album dedicated to celebrating children of all abilities. Brady’s all-new 2018 Party Mix of “Love Me For Who I Am” is energized, motorized and supersized with Dixieland horns, gospel touches and a swinging groove, transforming the tune into a party on the dance floor.
Rymer’s version of the iconic early 80’s dance track “I’m Coming Out” amplifies the song’s message, encouraging children to tell their own stories. He returned to CTC to ask students, “What do you want the world to know?” as they reflected on Nile Rodgers’ inspiring lyric “Let it show. I want the world to know.” Brady’s re-imagining of the song features their beautiful, revealing and often moving responses. This celebratory, funky version of “I’m Coming Out,” a powerful affirmation of the hopes, dreams and individuality of children with autism and other special needs, is a perfect dance partner for Autism Awareness Month.
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Photos courtesy of Celebrate the Children School
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THE LOVE ME FOR WHO I AM PROJECT
The 2011 LOVE ME FOR WHO I AM CD and videos were inspired by Brady's work with students at NJ's Celebrate the Children School for children with alternative learning styles. Many are affected by autism, Asperger's or related disorders.