Zhaklina’s “17 Reasons Why II ”— Using the Power of Music to Help Those Struggling

Donna Block
7 min readNov 25, 2020

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Zhaklina is an alternative artist based out of Nashville, TN. She is originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, where she was born and lived for much of her life. Zhaklina is an artist and a storyteller, creating a safe space for her listeners to feel heard and seen. She advocates for mental health through much of her work, donating portions of her profit from music to various mental health organizations. Her vocals express unique power and sensitivity, drawing listeners in to both a passionate and inspiring experience.

#liveloved You shared how ‘joy’ is your word for 2020 and how Lysa TerKeurst’s “Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely” has inspired you. TerKeurst writes, “Together is our most favorite word as a family.” How has your family brought you joy this year?

Although my family and I live in separate states and COVID has made it difficult for us to visit each other this year, we have still been

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