My latest song: “The Ghost”

Welcome summer & goodbye high school!

It’s been more than six months since I last reached out with my song and video “Wallpaper.” It got more than 30,000 views and some great coverage. I wrote a couple of new songs and even posted a cover (people keep telling me to do that).

I didn’t do videos because I’ve been so busy wrapping up Grade 12, and I also have 2 part-time jobs now. I’m starting Algonquin in September in the School of Media and Design—excited about this!

I’d appreciate it if you’d listen to at least “The Ghost” if you can spare about 3 minutes. :) Drop me a note in the comments section, too, if you’d like. I always love hearing feedback.

THE GHOST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVvfSmh21k

—VERSE TWO—
The candle burns at both ends,
You say we’re nothing but friends,
I understand,
Standing at the foot of my bed
The ghost is shaking his head
I’m spilling red

Four Months
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpX9EbNH8nA&list=TLtmm87LdbG6ISkmy9y615sJHsxL_9XxAi

Cover – You’ve Got a Friend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLjCFwvI-uM&index=3&list=TLtmm87LdbG6ISkmy9y615sJHsxL_9XxAi

PRESS – “Wallpaper”
1. Skope Magazine: http://skopemag.com/2014/04/25/megan-landry-wallpaper
2. Feminindie: http://wordkrapht.com/main/2014/04/30/feminindie-megan-landry/

•  YOUTUBE:  https://www.youtube.com/user/MeganLandryPixelDust
•  FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Megan-Landry-singersongwriter/196106140483946
•  LINKEDIN:  http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=272839659&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

I’m featured in the Trenton Times and on NJ.com!

Check out my story that appeared yesterday in the Trenton Times and on NJ.com! It’s about the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) Children’s Scholarship Program and the NJ Walks for TS at Princeton event this Sunday that is taking place to help support the scholarship program.

I was an NJCTS scholarship winner last year, and this year’s winners should be named in the next couple of months. This is very exciting! One of my favorite parts of the story is when they used this quote from me:

“My parents have taught me to be outspoken about Tourette syndrome and to never be ashamed.”

It’s so true! I hope you like the story. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here. I’d appreciate it!

NJ Walks for TS at Princeton is right around the corner!

A few months ago, I talked about the NJ Walks for TS at Mercer County Park (near Princeton township) which will take place on Sunday, April 6. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the walk will start at 2 p.m. I’m urging you to please come join me there and help support NJCTS.

The money raised will be applied to the Children’s Scholarship Fund, a program that has helped more than 200 high school seniors with TS. Our goal for this fundraising walk is $10,000, and if we want to be able to achieve this, we will need the support of everyone in the central and southern New Jersey TS community.

This walk can make a big difference! It means so much to me, and it is a wonderful and fun way for us to help NJCTS — which is an important organization to all of us! If you can’t attend the walk, please consider making a donation.

Thank you! Hope to see you there!

Fantastic Friends: A great social opportunity for NJ teens with special needs

Hello! My name is Marissa Hacker and I am the National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) New Jersey Youth Ambassador and also the founder of a nonprofit organization called Fantastic Friends.

This year for my Ambassadorship project, I am on a mission to travel to different inclusive social programs in New Jersey and help spread awareness about the need for these programs. I started a campaign called NJF.R.I.E.N.D. (New Jersey Facilitating Resource Improvement Empowering New Development), to help connect people with disabilities and special needs to these inclusive social programs.

Fantastic Friends is an inclusive social group for tweens, teens, and young adults with special needs. Every month Fantastic Friends holds a themed social function in a South Jersey location.

I have some members in my organization that have Tourette Syndrome, and I would like to connect with more people who have Tourette Syndrome. I would also like to help spread more awareness for Tourette Syndrome, while also blogging about Fantastic Friends events that are always open to new friends and volunteer friends.

Being a sibling of a brother who has Autism, I know the struggles that come along with having a disability. I see that the biggest problem that people with disabilities face is social isolation. I am looking forward to your feedback! Thank you very much!