Demian Yumei

Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. "For the Sake of Love” is her collection of songs written on Demian's healing journey, and “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” is a children’s book she wrote for her daughter about the interconnectedness of life published by Illumination Arts and endorsed by Jane Goodall. Currently, Demian is working on recording episodes for her podcast and writing on the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse".

Not So Typical Disclaimer – Relaunch for Keeping the Dream Podcast ktd-001

Not So Typical Disclaimer – Relaunch for Keeping the Dream Podcast ktd-001

Written by on August 23, 2019 in Conversations: KTD Podcast with 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:54 — 5.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreA Keeping the Dream Disclaimer and invitation to walk the healing journey with me, Demian Yumei. I’m including the entire transcript for this episode in this post as I will be using […]

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Anywhere I Please

Anywhere I Please

Written by on August 17, 2019 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Anywhere I Please © Demian Yumei Do I wear my heart on my sleeve? Damn straight I do. Betrayed, crushed and used from early childhood on, I can wear my heart anywhere I damn well please. If my father could wear my heart on the sole of his shoe, if the world can close its […]

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Taking Up Oxygen

Taking Up Oxygen

Written by on April 10, 2019 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Taking up oxygen. You know that reference? When someone presumably worthless is using up valuable resources better used by someone else? It’s how a lot of survivors of abuse feel like. After pulling through an exceptionally long period of chronic fatigue, I took a short walk last night … more like a stroll. Then again […]

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In Heavenly Peace

In Heavenly Peace

Written by on December 24, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

          Silent Night by Demian Yumei and Stacey Young   The story of a baby born in humble surroundings in the dead of winter touches my heart. No matter where I am in my spiritual journey, this image always moves me. It’s not where the baby is born that’s so remarkable. […]

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This is how I feel about getting older

This is how I feel about getting older

Written by on November 2, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I first wrote these lyrics and the melody in 1990. Eventually, after many years it evolved into the form we have here. Arranged and produced by Stacey Young. ~ demian No apologies Sensuality belongs to me All the lies are fading Truth and power waiting Here for me! No apologies All the roads I’ve traveled […]

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Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

Written by on June 4, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Dedicated to the Students of Tianamen Square and anyone who has ever experienced a tragedy. Summer 1989. I remember standing in the living room, staring at my television screen in wonder. “Does the world realize what’s happening here?” I thought. Such courage, such hope. The students, the adults supporting the students, not just academia or […]

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Not So Long Ago

Not So Long Ago

Written by on April 28, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

The air slowly takes off its winter jacket, draping a shawl of spring around its shaking-off-slumber shoulders. Birdsong emanates from the trees like their sister-leaves emerging from limbs that promise to stand stark against the sky no longer… Soon… I hear a whisper. Every moment breathes a promise. It is peaceful. I am peaceful. Not […]

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Day 1: Thank you, Mrs. Douglas

Day 1: Thank you, Mrs. Douglas

Written by on January 9, 2018 in Writing Process with 0 Comments

Day 1 from Gabriela’s Book Club diyMFA.  When did I become a writer? Happy the Sad Dog of Dogtown — don’t remember what spurred me to write that story, my first attempt at a chapter book. I just remember the joy of writing it as I labored over the steel keys that stuck out from […]

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