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𝙇𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙙𝙤𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖 seeks an artist or forum to make possible widespread experience with messages inherent in her work.
She is a butterfly. But she is not just pretty -- she is bold. She is the unbridled fight against adversity with grace necessary to tame anger and achieve peace. And if you look closely, there are battle wounds…the parts that deepen the beauty. There would be no such depth in the absence of the history. With a broken wing, she arises.

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ONWARD, arise with love is a message of hurt, grit, and hope. The music video depicts the struggle in the life of a young black woman and captures racially fueled harm inflicted on her brother, with whom she shares a close relationship. The video highlights moments in her life that cause her undue pain and are the product of the color of her skin versus her talent, intelligence, grace, and strength. It is a story of resilience and overcoming. It is a story of forward movement against all odds and inspires continued work for racial equality, equity, and justice.   ​


Out now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and more!

Written by: Jennifer Gutierrez

Artists: Jennifer Gutierrez, feat. Hannah Jackson & Odessy Anderson

Recorded at Route 1, Acuff Studios by Alan Crossland

Musicians: Jennifer Gutierrez, Megan Poppe, Joy Harris, Mark Murray

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The Background

Award winning music video for Onward, arise with love filmed and directed by DorK Productions.
Produced by: DorK Productions and Patrick Collins.



Jennifer Gutierrez has a passion for songwriting. Writing songs since the age of 5, she loves to tell a story through words and music. Lepidoptera Music was created to be a home for her original songs and to support collaboration with other artists on the production of these musical works. She chose the name Lepidoptera for the strength the butterfly represents, taking flight after the challenges of the life lived before.



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