When We Shine


The music video above, highlights the Arts4Change 10-day experience and the song that was written and recorded with the participants in Pune, India in April, 2016. The pictures and the many faces you see here celebrate our workshop and the beautiful, healing stories that were expressed through multi-media. Here you can witness the unity we felt creating this art together.

After that epic event, the song, When We Shine, has since traveled around the world and has been translated into multiple languages, including Hindi, Maharashtra, Malagasi, Myanmar, Cantonese, Swahili, French and more.

On World Thinking Day, February 22nd, 2017, the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides (WAGGGS) with over 10 million members in 150 countries, in partnership with When We Shine Foundation, launched a Music Video Challenge using our song. We received 56 music videos submissions sung and performed by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world, countries that included Brazil, Cambodia, Syria, Egypt, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Nigeria, Ireland, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Portugal, India, the UK and the USA!

In each of their music videos expressed through dances and singing, these young women showed their shared courage and desire to belong to something greater than themselves. By making their music videos, some with great challenge, even danger, they displayed their passion to be a part of a better world, they creatively made visible their support for this international organization for women leaders, WAGGGS.

When WE Shine Foundation was born out of the inspiration from these events, recognizing this universal desire to belong to something greater than ourselves. When one person allows the world to see the fullness of their heart and soul, it gives permission to us all! We are here to show the world what’s possible When WE Shine!



When We Shine

You can stream or purchase When We Shine on Apple Music or stream on Spotify

Download the lyrics here.