Earlier this week I watched the “Not So Different” video – it’s a song written by Cassandra Kubinski. I made the mistake of watching while on my lunch break at work. I sat in my cubicle, fighting back tears. The lyrics are so powerful. One of my favorite lines? “Words don’t come easy…but I hear everything you say.” The song is so positive – exactly the kind of song I’d want my son, Norrin, to sing. It’s the message that I want others outside the autism community to understand.
I got the opportunity to chat with Cassandra. But before I get to that…I want to talk about the video. The video is a beautiful celebration of diversity, individuality and community. “Not So Different” was produced by Daniel Neiden and shot entirely in NYC by filmmaker Nick Lopez at NYC’s Leman Manhattan Preparatory School.
The goal of the Not So Different Project is to raise one dollar per child diagnosed with autism, which is $2 million dollars in one year. The song is available for download and sharing and local organizations are encouraged to use this song to showcase their cause via crowd funding sites or live events (walks, chorales, concerts, etc.).
On Sunday, April 6, 2014 there will be a “Not So Different” Video Launch at St. John’s Lutheran Church in NYC
81 Christopher St, New York, NY (United States) – Map
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Set begins at 6:00 PM
Tickets: Donations for Autism Awareness Month
For more on Cassandra and the inspiration behind this beautiful song – check out my latest post on Parents/To The Max – click HERE to read Not So Different: A New Anthem for Autism.