Avicii: This is my Tribute

On April 20th, 2018, the world one of the biggest names in edm. Personally, I felt like I lost someone whose sound would forever be imprinted on my heart. Avicii was one of those artists that I could hear a brand new song and know it was his work without anyone telling me the artist. In truth, I thought I’d have years and years of future music of his to listen to, but that sadly wasn’t in the cards.

This superstar of an artist gave me songs that lit up my heart and gave me hope. Songs that celebrated life and living out ones greatest dreams and it inspired me to dance in the moment again and again. In my heart Avicii’s light will never die. People like Avicii…people who hide their demons away and give so much of their light for all the world to enjoy are very special people.

I don’t want to taint this post with the details of his death. I’m sure, a year later, the majority of you know what happened. No this post is a celebration. Avicii’s music will continue to inspire joy and dance in my life for the rest of my life.

Losing this powerhouse of a musician, one of the first to be a part of what sparked my love of music in the first place was like losing a friend. Someone who was always with you raising you up. Someone that showed you to turn to the light when the dark felt like too much to handle. That’s who Avicii was and still is in my life.

These are some of my all time favorite Avicii songs:

  • The Days/The Nights: both of these give me a deep feeling of hope for different reasons
  • Hey Brother: a song that gives me a feeling of nostalgia
  • Levels: a song that I will always dance to no matter what
  • Waiting for love: a song I just love to sing along to
  • Wake me up: another one of his supremely hopeful songs
  • SOS- just an overall beautiful song
  • Silhouettes- a song that talks about the brightness of the future and not letting the past ever hold you back. A song of how each and every moment is one that transforms you.
  • Broken Arrows- Another very hopeful and uplifting song that brings a smile on my face
  • Addicted to you- I love the story of this song. Falling in love once more and giving into it after lost love. I think there is something pretty brave about that.
  • Lonely Together- I feel like this song about friends coming together when they are feeling a little lonely and just enjoying life together.

For this tribute I sung ‘The Nights’ to no music. Singing is my way of celebrating and letting go of emotion and I’ve sung along to avicii’s songs countless times. The audio isn’t perfect, it’s kinda muddled and soft, but this is something I’ve wanted to do since the time of his passing.

So here it is:

https://youtu.be/ZKfITN-da9w

To Avicii, you moved the lives of millions. You shared stories of living life to the fullest and making all your dreams come true. You may have gone away into another life, but what you accomplished on this earth will always have a positive impact. Rest well my friend. You are a shining star gone way too soon.

Thank you all for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post. I meant to have this up on the 20th, but I got the dates all mixed up and I realized I had it wrong. Avicii is a person that has a big place in my heart. Truly someone who has gone way too soon.

A Day Without A Woman: Strong Woman Authors


Today is a day for solidarity. To celebrate who we are and beauty of our strength, and so today I want to celebrate a few of the strongest women authors that have used there voice in support of their beliefs. 

Feminist to the Bone Woman Authors: 

Victoria Aveyard


I can’t say how much I admire and look up to Victoria Aveyard. She is unapologeticly who she is. The strength in which she stands against injustice makes me love her. She is not only an amazing author, but an all around amazing human being 

Sophia Amoruso


Author of #GirlBoss, Sophia is one of the most vocal voices for the rights of women and what it is to be feminist today. I love her style and the way she uniquely vocalizes her beliefs. She is an inspiration for all. 

Amanda Lovelace 

The poet behind The princess saves herself in this one Amanda has been advocating for being the best woman you could be for a very long time. I haven’t yet read her book, but the few poems I have seen around of hers have been calling my name. Short and sweet her poems have created a huge impact on woman everywhere. 

J.k. Rowling 


This list could never be complete without including the wizard queen, J.K. Rowling. She is not only one of the most amazing writers out there, but she is also one that uses her voice to empower women everywhere. The story of how she came to be published is such an inspiration to me. Her voice is one that stricks the hearts of millions. 


Leigh Bardugo


I may not have read anything from Leigh yet, but I really and truly want to. The voice she has on twitter makes me smile. She is so supportive of fellow women and her efforts make me so happy to see. Soon I will read from her, I promise myself that. 

Angie Thomas 


The lovely Angie Thomas! Her advocation for all rights is so admirable to me. The Hate U Give is a book I can’t wait to get my hands on. She is a writer that is a part of a huge movement in the Bookish community, the movement for more diversity. 
Jenny Han


Jenny Han is such a beautiful writer. She supports feminism yet does in her own gorgeous style and I love that about her. She has such a no nonsense aura about her and in a way that’s something I love. She truly is feminine and strong. 

Marie Lu


Known for some strong female characters Marie Lu has connected young women with her characters and has inspired them to believe in their selves and who they are. Another amazing voice for women everywhere. 
Rupi Kaur


Last, but not least we have Rupi who’s poetry book Milk and Honey took the hearts of women and put it on a silver platter. Her raw emotions have encapsulated the growing trend of feminism and breaking the mold. Her story of rape and hardship breaks hearts yet sets a fire beneath the feet of the masses to advocate for change. 
Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed my tribute to the day. I didn’t post this till midnight because I wanted to do my own little rebellion of support for A Day Without a Woman. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

-Till next time!