Broken People Blog #2: Diane

August 17, 2010Comment

For our second Broken People blog, we interviewed Diane, a registered nurse from Chicago.  She recently fueled Banks Nelson:  Going for Broke for Broken People, and she had some wonderful things to say about her role in mending the broken things around her.

1. The new Banks Nelson record is about broken people. What do you think of when you hear the word “broken”? What images come to mind?

When I think of the word “broken” I think of something that’s not whole. Not that anything is necessarily missing but that in some way, the whole is not together. As a nurse I see a lot of people who are going through the worst time of their life, people who are “broken” physically, mentally, and sometimes spiritually, and it is my calling to help them restore as much of that wholeness as they can.

2. How do music and art help to mend the broken things around you?

Music and art are really great ways to connect with the world and the people around you. There are certain songs that just resonate with my spirit and lift me up, that remind me to take care of my whole self so that I’m less broken and more able to help others.

3. What would you say to people who are on the fence about supporting a crowdfunding project such as Broken People?

Just do it! You’re helping raise someone’s dream toward reality…  what could be more uplifting?

Thanks again for fueling the project, Diane!  Looking forward to sending out your rewards when the project is complete.  Click here to learn more about the Broken People project.

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