About Michael Boezi
- I am a songwriter who performs regularly in the metro Boston area, and I’m writing and releasing a series of singles that I refer to informally as Songs for Social Change.
- I produce behind-the scenes, “process shots” of my songwriting progress.
- I am a partner in a small upstart publishing company called Lived Places Publishing that highlights underrepresented voices.
- I produce a podcast called Marketing Without the Marketing, teaching respectful, ethical marketing techniques – creating the “Digital Representation of You.”
- I work one-on-one with a select group of clients each year, doing hands-on content strategy. Here are some testimonials about my work.
Creating change is important work. It is most fulfilling when it leads to obvious improvement and tangible progress. It almost always requires the help of others.
Like you, I am more than just my job or a list of the positions I’ve held. I am what I contribute, and I’ve got a lot more work to do.
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We Don’t Convince Anyone of Anything
Here’s a simplification of my work – all aspects of it:
Climate change, systemic racism, economic inequality, and other issues plague our culture.
Layer over all of these the trauma we have all endured at some level with COVID.
But the spotlight is on, finally. Maybe we can make collective, tangible progress now.
However, media controls and distorts our culture’s feeling about these and our response.
Corporate-owned mass media to duplicitous social media divide us to maintain power.
Our best ideas are diminished into binary choices, made subservient to simplistic narratives.
I want to help, using my experience and my artist’s eye for observation and synthesis.
Creativity is but one approach to teaching; it begins with empathy to listen and believe.
Its conclusion is a human, empathetic expression that might change someone’s perspective.
We don’t convince anyone of anything; people come to their own realizations in time.
But I hope to use the privilege I have to shine a light on what I’ve learned and unlearned.
To invite reflection, to demonstrate to someone a new way of thinking about an issue.
Any action helps, but focused action by each of us has more potential.
Listening, observing before solving, creating *art* for communication purposes.
Expressing it with clarity and empathy, while navigating the perils of demon platforms.
I don’t have the answers (obviously), but I believe that there are two driving factors:
- It won’t happen by individual effort; only a collective can achieve this
- Each person is more potent in the collective by employing their “superpower”
All my current work is guided by these principles: michaelboezi.com/now
Nor Are We the Best Judge of Our Own Work
I’m trying to get better at explaining the “why” behind my work: