In the wake of the horrific Orlando shooting, Christina Aguilera has set out to use her voice, literally, and make a “Change” in the world.
Almost a week ago, 49 lives were taken when a gunman, Omar Mateen, unleashed a deadly spray of bullets inside Pulse nightclub. The senseless act has prompted Aguilera to help those who have been directly affected by the tragedy.
The soulful singer has released a new song called “Change” in honor of the Orlando shooting victims. 100% of the proceeds from each U.S. download sale of the single on iTunes from June 17 to September 14 will be donated to the National Compassion Fund, to benefit the victims and their families.
Christina also wrote a heartfelt message about the shooting on her website.
The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families. Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.
We live in a time of diversity, in a time of endless possibilities, in a time where expression of oneself is something to be celebrated. And I am left wondering how people filled with so much love could be taken by so much hate.
Though there is such heavy sadness I believe that there is much more love in the world than we know. We need to learn to love again, we need to learn that one person does make a difference; we need to keep love in our hearts. As Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
We all have the choice to spread love, encourage individuality and make a difference to others – we are all in this together, as one, united in love.
Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers,
Take a listen to “Change” below and support the victims by purchasing the song HERE.