Darden Smith and Mary Judd beautifully alchemize words about wellbeing from the #BIF2019 community into song and share it with us on the summit stage, then provide insight into why storytelling in the form of songwriting has been immensely impactful in the veteran community.
Judd is the Co-Founder and Program Director of SongwritingWith: Soldiers, pairing service members with professional songwriters to craft songs about personal combat experience and what is often a challenging return back home.
Smith is a singer-songwriter whose 32-year career has produced 15 critically acclaimed albums. Smith co-founded SongwritingWith: Soldiers, a nonprofit that offers a unique path to helping soldiers and their families cope with the aftermath of combat.
Recorded live on 10.24.19 at the Business Innovation Factory Summit